Head Chef

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England
Date Posted March 8, 2020
Category Head Chef
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Oxfordshire


The Company and the Role:
4-Star brand situated between Faringdon and Witney, part of a rosette award-winning Gastro Pub with rooms. seeking a superb and passionate Head Chef on a full-time permanent basis.
A growing high-end Gastro Pub brand where each venue has its own unique look and menu.
Utilising local seasonal and sustainable food produce (vegetables, fish and meats), from fantastic and reputable suppliers.
Amazing and supportive brand with expectations on you to produce superb traditional British Pub food to small numbers of hotel guests and walk in traffic.
Trusted, reputable and successful menu creation and pairing is the businesses focus, as well as being realistic with guest tastes.
You are given the tools, backing and support to succeed, can you bring the right attitude, aptitude, passion and professionalism to this vital Head Chef role.

Key Features of the Role:
Head Chef uses management skills to control and direct the food preparation process.
Responsible constructing menus with new or existing culinary creations.
Approving dishes, hitting margin GP, avoiding wastage, gain quality customer feedback.
Inspiration and mentor to your kitchen team interacting and communicating with all teams.
Running a high-quality seasonal, fresh and locally sourced rosette kitchen, delegating, interacting and engaging with guests.
Full driving licence and own reliable transport is required due to the location.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Head Chef experience in award-winning hotel, restaurant, Gastro Pub or branded kitchen.
Experience engaging with guests, managing FOH and BOH teams in a professional manner.
Must have experience preparing and cooking rosette standard food or higher.
Experienced putting together a properly costed menu suiting clientele and venue brief.
Understanding of price points, GP, avoiding excessive wastage and generating positive guest reviews and repeat business, or brand promoters.
Excellent working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH, Level 3 certification in food hygiene.

What’s on Offer?

Accomplished Head Chef can achieve a basic annual salary ranging from £30,000 to £35,000.
£5000 Company performance related bonus scheme, plus pension.
Potential live in accommodation but no guarantee, relocators need to source their own accommodation out of their own pocket, no compensation or relocation costs are covered.
Huge staff discounts across the entire Gastro Pub brand and group, free parking.
Plenty of additional training and development opportunities including senior partner (Landlord) programme.
Perkbox with over 270 discounts and freebies for brands you use every day.

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