Head Chef - Leading Hotel Resort - Newport

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 29/11/2016
  • Newport
  • Job Ref: ST31
  • Permanent

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Restaurant Chef (Head Chef) to be part of an award winning culinary team and world renowned Resort. As Restaurant Chef, you will be a committed and dedicate individual who strives for perfection and this is a fantastic and exciting opportunity to join the Resort.

As Restaurant Chef, you must perform the following tasks to the highest standards:

- Ensure all Banqueting and Restaurant requirements are dealt with in an orderly and accelerated manner
- Evaluate levels of guest satisfaction and monitor trends, with a focus on continuous improvement
- Ensure all equipment is properly maintained and any faults reported immediately
- Make certain that all stock is correctly labelled and rotated
- Take full responsibility of the kitchen
- Act in accordance with Health & Safety legislation
- Attend appropriate training courses, when required, and manage the kitchen’s training and development efforts
- Ensure the kitchen is clean at any given time and liaising with the Stewarding team for all cleaning requirements
- Handle all complaints swiftly and efficiently and logging in handover book
- Work to using resources effectively, minimising waste to protect our environment and reduce costs
- Perform related duties and special assignments as and when required
- Guarantee that all food items that are purchased are received and checked against the invoice, then stored in the correct manner
- Compile staff rosters for the team ensuring adequate levels of staff are on duty at all times

To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

- 10 years minimum experience in a 4*/5* establishment, of which at least 24 months as a Senior Sous Chef/Head Chef
- Food Hygiene Certificate
- Fully computer literate
- Minimum of 18 months at Senior Sous Chef level or 3 Years Sous Chef Level
- Excellent leadership skills for a team of at least 8 staff
- Commitment to delivering a high level of service
- Have a full understanding of UK Food Regulations
- Ability to work under pressure
- Excellent grooming standards
- Positive attitude and good communication skills
- Flexibility to respond to a variety of work situations
- Comprehensive understanding of menu costing and menu planning
- Have knowledge of food cost and how to achieve it
- Have full understanding of HACCP
- It would be desirable to have worked or run a 2AA Rosette Restaurant

We offer excellent staff benefits including staff accommodation (subject to availability), free meals whilst on duty and generous discounts throughout the Resort including hotel accommodation, golf, spa treatments and hair salon, leisure membership, golf and spa retail shops.

The salary in the position is very competitive and will be discussed at interview stage.