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Head Chef


We are currently recruiting for a family run Bistro with rooms who are seeking a passionate and experienced Head Chef to join their brigade and assist the exec in pushing the food further.

The restaurant has also won numerous awards which the experienced Chef Patron has maintained in the 46-cover restaurant for several years producing modern British cuisine and using ingredients sourced as locally as possible always in keeping with the seasons.

The property also has 5 rooms that have been awarded 4 Gold stars with the hands-on owner expanding the business and opening a sister site next door that offers customers tasting menus in this22-cover modern fine dining restaurant that is open Wednesday - Saturday evening only.


This head chef role is to take over the 2AA awarded Bistro in working closely with the exec in designing menus/ specials and running service 5 days a week.


The average working week is around 50+ hours working a mixture of straight and split shifts,the restaurant is closed Sunday evening, all day and evening on Monday and on Tuesday lunchtime.

They are offering a fantastic salary of £32,00 per annum for the right candidate who can assist in progressing this expanding business to further success.

There is no accommodation available at this property, but the chef patron could assist in relocation for the right candidate.

Candidate Role

  • A real talent and flair for producing exciting, different and creative food but with a strong interest on using fresh seasonal and local produce.
  • Being able to ensure that that food is served at a consistently high standard via process and management of your team.
  • Be a talented team player and team leader, able to communicate openly, delegate effectively and deal firmly and confidently with any team issues or grievances.
  • Have a long-term view (that is communicated fully to everyone) of your own and your team’s targets and have the commitment to work towards these consistently.
  • Be proactive and ‘ahead of the game’ in terms of menu and food development.
  • Show a real excitement and passion about developing new dishes and menus.
  • Have IT and organizational skills and be able to focus on crucial back office tasks as well as rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen.
  • Have at least 8 years chef experience, with significant experience at Sous Chef level

Candidate Specification

  • Experience as a senior brigade member is essential
  • Be passionate, creative and have enthusiasm to develop as part of a team
  • Great management skills are essential
  • All menus should be fully costed prior to introduction with the use of costed recipes and overall menu theoretical GP potential calculated through sales mix analysis.
  • Can work independently and manage a team
  • Work closely with the Kitchen brigade to forecast trade and supply level including training front of house 
  • High levels of professionalism and approachability 
  • Have a natural drive to develop the food offering
  • Delegating tasks, supervising and manage the team, while keeping them motivated.
  • Ensuring products are produced to specification and the production schedule is met
  • Ensure stock rotation and; labelling of both in process and completed goods are carried out
  • Can manage costings and implement new menus in accordance to change of season while keeping all sections 
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is carried out by yourself and the team
  • Implement new products with the Management department 
  • To ensure stock levels are in line with agreed levels
  • To manage Training and Health and safety
  • Ensure any start up or close procedures are followed
  • Must have all up to date training and qualifications 

The Employer

  • Great salary & Tips
  • Hands on Family Run
  • Experienced Exec Head Chef
  • Constantly Expanding
  • Great career progression
  • Great reputation

Extra Information

Contact our consultants today for more information on this exciting position- 01422 893 009

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.


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