Pizza Chef

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Swanage, Dorset, England
Date Posted March 5, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Dorset


The Company and the Role:
The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of Hotels to emerge in recent years.
The group and brand offer a touch of superior elegance inside and outside with acres of fabulous grounds, which make it more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden.
This amazing concept has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
As Pizza Chef you can expect to be valued, developed, nurtured and celebrated.
Teams are built around dedicated, enthusiastic, creative, forward-thinking, open-minded Chefs.
The Company expanded again this year, with more plans for next year, giving you amazing opportunities in a 5-Star level venue, cooking to Rosette quality standards.
The brand ethos is to give you a great place to work that is pioneering and professional.
Utilising sustainable, fresh and award-winning ingredients, technology and craft.
Must have your own transport to get to the venue in Dorset, no live-in or public transport links.

Key Features of the Role:
As a wood fired Pizza Chef:
Responsible for running the wood fired oven when producing pizza’s, flatbreads etc.
Using fresh garden ingredients to come up with creative pizza combinations.
Work in a busy kitchen team, in a guest facing and guest engaging environment.
Assist other staff with dough production.
Prepare ingredients for garnishes, including washing, peeling and chopping.
Operate wood fired oven, and other kitchen equipment in a safe and healthy manner.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Must have reliable transport (own car or motorbike) to get to site.
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 serve good, fresh and local food.
Practical experience should ideally be supported by some form of catering qualification.
Consistently preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the right brand quality standards.
Previous experience in a similar Pizza Chef role and ideally a broad food knowledge.
Worked in guest facing outdoor environment.

What’s on Offer?
Amazing full-time permanent Pizza Chef opportunity in a creative, fresh 5-Star and Rosette level standard kitchen.
Basic annual salary for Pizza Chef £20K - £24K, judged on interview, trial and experience.
Tronc (service charges) available on top of basic salary estimated about £2,500pa.
Working 48 hours per week, 4 or 5 days a week, mix of shifts, with some weekends off.
Realistic career development and progression if you want it, training and coaching.
Opportunities to work in France, across the South Coast and on round the world charters as part of the groups Fine-Dining experience packages and celebrity and famous Chef mentoring.
Holiday entitlement 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising 1 day each year for 5yrs.
Company 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.

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Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Pizza Chef or wood fired Oven Chef with your own transport.
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