Pizza Chef

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Honiton, Devon, England
Date Posted November 17, 2018
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Devon


The Company and the Role:
The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of hotels to emerge in recent years.
The Company’s hotels are more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden. The concept was created in 2011 and has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
The Company is still expanding with new openings in the pipeline. Their ethos is to want to give their staff a great place to work that is fun, professional and just a little bit different, with bags of opportunity.
The Company is currently looking for a dedicated, organised Pizza Oven Chef to join their kitchen team, at one of the most exciting award-winning hotel and restaurant in South Devon. The position is permanent.
A Pizza Oven Chef role at this Company is like no other. You will be assisting with the running of a traditional wood fired oven, which is influenced by the kitchen garden produce and the local area, which can change by the hour and certainly every day. It can be challenging at times, but very rewarding as you will be working in a guest facing environment.
You will need your own transport to get to the Hotel.

Key Features of the Role:
As a wood fired Pizza Oven Chef, you will be required to;
Be responsible for assisting in the running of the wood fired oven when producing pizza’s, flatbreads, using fresh garden ingredients to come up with creative pizza combinations
Work enthusiastically and professionally as a member of a busy kitchen team in a guest facing outdoor environment
Assist other staff with dough production
Undertake training and development from Senior Chefs
Prepare ingredients for garnishes, including washing, peeling and chopping
Maintain fridges and other food storage areas, monitoring and recording temperatures
cook and plate food according to agreed recipes and standards
Operate the woodfired oven, and any other kitchen equipment in a safe manner and ensuring correctness of temperatures.
Gain career development within the business so that you can help others through the same process, and to achieve your career goals.

Knowledge and Skills:
You should be an accomplished wood fired oven Pizza Chef with experience of working with a wood fired oven and with fresh food ingredients, preparing dough and food preparation.
Above all you must be a real “foodie” able to spread the word to the Company’s customers about the importance of the art of serving good, fresh and local food in an ever-increasing world where convenience is becoming the norm, they need people who have a love and passion for all things food.
You should possess ambition to continually push yourself to move up to the next career level.
Your practical experience should ideally be supported by some form of catering qualification.
You will be a great team player with good organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a very busy hotel and restaurant, where the Company’s reputation for consistently preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the right quality, is second to none.
You should have a passion for producing the perfect dish every time, having a desire to aim for high standards.
Previous experience in a similar role requiring a broad food knowledge and precise attention to detail is essential, with fresh, quality food and someone who can thrive under pressure in a busy guest facing outdoor environment.
The Company wants their Pizza Oven Chef to be as passionate and enthusiastic about modern food as they are.
So, if you like what you have read, and are ready for a new challenge, then please make an application now.

What’s on Offer?
A basic salary of a Pizza Oven Chef can range from £18k – £22k per annum (depending on experience and trial test results potentially more), plus Tronc worth around £2500 per annum. A Live-In option is available, subject to a personal contribution towards the rent.
Working 4 days on 3 days off
Holiday entitlement is 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years.
The Company also offers a Pension, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Long Service Awards, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox employee discount scheme, Discounts on room rates across the Group’s hotels and Discounted meals and Spa days across the Group’s hotels.
In addition, there will be access opportunities with leading hoteliers, chefs and hospitality entrepreneurs, with a chance to shadow and train with them.
Development opportunities exist within the Group and they look to grow their people by way of a “Budding Entrepreneurs” Programme, their in-house hospitality training scheme.

Applicants Please Note:
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Pizza Oven Chef or wood fired Oven Chef or Cook with your own transport.
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