Head Chef

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Date Posted November 10, 2018
Category Head Chef
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Berkshire


The Company and the Role:
The Company is an award-winning group of gastro pubs with rooms, many of their establishments have been awarded with accolades and they are very much a food focused company with each pub having its own identity.
This Gastro Pub situated just outside the Newbury area are seeking a talented Head Chef on a full-time permanent basis to join their awarded wining kitchen brigade.
This Gastro Pub has won the accolade of One Rosette and would like the Head Chef to have the desire and passion to continue this or even push further and obtain more accolades .

Key Features of the Role:
As Head Chef you will need to have management skills to control and directing the food preparation process and any other relative activities.
Have the ability to construct menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings. Approving and “polishing” dishes before they reach the customer.
Everyone in the brigade, from the kitchen porter to the sous chef, looks to you for inspiration – and you'll have to hold your own with the front of house restaurant staff.
Be a born leader who relishes taking responsibility for the running of the kitchen, but also knows when and how to delegate.

Knowledge and Skills:
Be an accomplished Head Chef and have experience in a senior position in a high-quality kitchen (ideally 1 rosette or higher)
Have experience in high volume kitchens
Be reliable, conscientious and punctual able to be a role model who immaculate in presentation and is comfortable talking out front with both our guests and teams
Passionate about using fresh, seasonal and local produce
Understand the local market and can write well put together and properly costed menus that suit the clientele and the brief for the pub.
Able to motivate and train junior members of the team
Be extremely organised, work well under pressure, have a flexible approach to working hours and lead by example.
Able to adhere to company standards and procedures and can hit financial and management targets
Have strong verbal communication and people skills and able to communicate daily to the relevant departments
Have an excellent working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH
Have a Level 2 certification in food hygiene.

What’s on Offer?
A competitive basic salary of around £40,000 per annum
£5000 performance related bonus
Working in a One Rosette Kitchen
Accommodation can be provided if required.
Industry Training courses
Discounts across the estate

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Head Chef.
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