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Head Chef


We are delighted to be recruiting for a head chef for our clients brand new opening. The site is an upmarket coffee house and bistro situated in the heart of Derby.

This is a new business with an exciting vision of delivering casual dining options to guests. The company offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea options which menus are created using the best seasonal produce available.
There is a brand new kitchen installation in the site and is well equipped. The team is small but growing to meet the increasing trade. We are looking for a head chef to assist developing the business further and working with the junior team to assist in their development.
The average working week will be roughly 37.5 hours which mainly take form from 7.30am to 5pm. Generally, there is no evening service with the exception of a few key dates in the month where there is a supper club which the company would wish to grow.
This is a great role for a chef who wishes to look at a better work-life balance whilst working in a quality environment and developing seasonally inspired fresh food.
We kindly request that all CV's are fully up to date prior to submitting for review.

Candidate Role

·Assume responsibility of the day to day running of the kitchen

·Assume responsibility of the quality of the kitchen produce

·Adopt and maintain the kitchens’ hygiene protocols

·Train and develop the junior members of the team

·Ensure consistently high standards through a hands-on approach to prep and service

·Work across all sections of the kitchen, providing support where needed

·Assist with purchasing, stock control and budgeting

Candidate Specification

·Fresh food background is a must

·Must be confident with busy services

·A very strong sous chef may be considered

·Must be driven to succeed as a chef

·Ideally from a gastro pub or restaurant background

·Must have excellent personal, time and man management skills

·Be professional and approachable at all times

The Employer

.Privately owned site

.Coffee house and Bistro

Candidate Benefits

.Competitive salary

.Great work-life balance



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