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Head Chef - Chilston Park Hotel

at Hand Picked Hotels (view profile)
Location Maidstone, Kent, England
Date Posted May 19, 2017
Category Head Chef
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Kent


Head Chef

Chilston Park Hotel

Maidstone, Kent

We are recruiting for a Head Chef to lead the Kitchen brigade, taking responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high standards of cuisine within our 2 rosette restaurant & private dining events, creating fantastic memories for our guests.
We cater for weddings up to 150 guests and over 120 weddings a year. Along side this, you might be catering for a function or private dining event at the same time. We are also growing our Afternoon Tea and Conference markets currently. Previous experience in volume catering of excellent quality and design will be highly regarded in an applicant.
Actively contributing to driving food sales through inspiring and creative menu planning, you will ensure the kitchen team are inspired to achieve targets.
You will manage the departmental manpower and operating costs in line with budget ensuring targeted profit contributions are achieved.
Leading activities that continuously develop the skills and capabilities of your team, you will be committed to ensuring that every team member feels valued and engaged.
You will work to manage the care and replacement of equipment, ensuring high standards of Health and Safety in all activities undertaken.
Competencies of a Head Chef / Executive Head Chef:

You must be passionate about delivering outstanding hospitality to our guests whilst demonstrating good food knowledge.

The ability to establish rapport and deliver high standards of service with a genuine and approachable manner is essential.

Previous experience in a 2 rosette kitchen is essential.

In return you will be rewarded with a fun and engaging environment.
Chilston Park (2 AA rosettes and 4 Red Stars) a Hand Picked Hotel, is a Grade I listed country manor dating back to the 17th Century and is set in 22 acres of rolling parkland with a lake.The hotel has 53 uniquely styled bedrooms and an excellent selection of conference, banqueting and fine dining facilities.

Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of 20 country house hotels throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. With welcoming and charming service delivered in inspirational surroundings, our guests are encouraged to feel at home, relax, kick off their shoes and indulge!

Our core values of family, mutual, unconventional and vibrant are not just words - it’s what we do - every day.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.