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Head Chef-Independent Quality Gastro Pub


We are recruiting for a highly motivated and experienced head chef for our clients recently launched gastro pub in Wakefield. The site has recently undergone a large investment and refurbishment and launched roughly six months ago.

Having successfully traded for several years, the site has recently come under new ownership and direction. 

The food focus is a great mix of both casual and finer dining elements without pretence or stuffiness. The restaurant is a great manageable size at 38-40 covers also which allows real focus on quality and consistency. There is a large outside area which is used for dining during the summer months, but this would be controlled and limited in order to focus on that quality offering.

The pub throughout is finished to a beautiful standard with a combination of original features and a more modern and comfortable finish. The kitchen is well equipped and of a good standard, slightly smaller but very manageable with the number of covers.

The average working week for the role will be roughly 50 hours which will span 5 days over 7. We kindly ask that all applicants provide us with a fully up to date CV for the process.

Candidate Role

·Oversee the entire food operation for the site 

·Develop seasonally inspired menus using the best produce available

·Work alongside the senior team to develop the business as a whole

·Minimise food wastage

·Train and develop junior members of the team

·Manage labour costings 

·Uphold strict policies with regards to kitchen cleanliness and safety

·Participate in daily food prep and service

Candidate Specification

·Ideally have a similar background

·Previous head chef experience would be preferred but a strong, highly experienced sous chef would be considered

·Excellent management and communication skills essential

·Be able to work independently and as part of a team

·Experience managing stock levels

·Experience in high end gastro pubs would be preferred

The Employer


·Privately owned gastro pub

.Recently launched Business

Candidate Benefits

·Competitive salary

.Confident, passionate team pushing forward


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