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Head Chef

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Contact Centers

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Luke Foley

  • Contact email:

    luke.foley@bluearrow.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    0161 228 7542

  • Job ref:

    HCLF01

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2018-10-29

  • Startdate:

    2018-10-01

  • Client:

    blueArrow

Our client is looking for an experienced and talented head chef to join their kitchen team. You must be fully flexible, willing to work between 5am and 11pm, and have a minimum of 1 year experience in a Head Chef position, preferably in a similar environment.
 
Main responsibilities
 
• Adapts to any specific requests made by guests
• Is regularly available in the dining room
• Heeds any remarks made by guests
• Makes suggestions for tailor-made services on offer at the hotel"
Professional techniques / Production
• Is jointly responsible for ensuring respect of job descriptions • Organises and
supervises food preparations in line with the occupancy and consumption forecasts
• Prepares dishes and/or supervises preparation
• Supervises the different sections of the kitchen: production of hot and cold dishes,
patisserie, dishwashing etc
• In conjunction with the Sous Chef and F&B Manager, prepares the menus and à la carte
choices
• Prepares the cooking instructions and ensures they are duly applied
• Oversees the whole workshift: ensures respect of the maximum waiting times defined
by the brand, checks the presentation and temperature of dishes, etc
• Coordinates with restaurant serving staff in order to ensure that service runs smoothly
• Ensures that all information is duly passed on to other departments as appropriate
• Plays an active role in meetings for Heads of Department"
Team management
• Develops team spirit and motivation by creating a good working atmosphere
• Takes part in or validates recruitment
• Organises the welcome and integration of new employees
• Prepares and/or checks the work schedules in line with activity forecasts
• Carries out annual performance appraisals and sets targets for employees
• Prepares the training plan for the department and insures the implementation
• Helps employees improve their skills and provides support for career development
• Applies labour legislation"
Commercial / Sales
• Keeps track of trends in the restaurant market • Adapts the offer to suit changing
customer expectations
• Regularly assesses the quality of services based on guests' remarks and quality audits
• Keeps informed of developments in competitor hotels
• Maintains excellent relations with suppliers
• In conjunction with the F&B Manager, positions the pricing policy to suit the market"
Management and administration
• Prepares the department's annual budget in line with hotel strategy • Orders
merchandise in compliance with the group's purchasing policy (REGAL), giving priority to
orders via ACCORSHOP
• Manages stocks and supplies
• Organises the department to suit need and optimises headcount to improve ""prime
cost""
• Respects the productivity ratios as budgeted
• Carries out inventories, inputs data and explains consumption differences
• With the team, is continually looking for ways to improve costs and ratios while
maintaining the high standard of service
• Is actively involved in end-of-month procedures and justifies any differences"
Hygiene / Personal safety / Environment
• Ensures that the equipment and appliances under his/her responsibility are used
correctly and kept in good condition by kitchen staff • Ensures the respect and due
application of the rules of hygiene in the department (HACCP standards etc) • Sets up an
action plan following the hygiene analysis results and tracks implementation
• Checks that employees' uniforms are clean and in good condition
• Ensures that safety instructions are respected for the use of kitchen equipment
• Applies and ensures application of the hotel's security regulations (in case of fire etc)
• Respects and ensures respect of the hotel's commitments to the ""Environment
Charter"" (saving energy, recycling, sorting waste etc)
• Is responsible for the security of people and property within his/her remit"

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter. This is an immediate start.