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Head Chef-Village Inn


Chefs for chefs are delighted to be working with our client, a beautiful 16thcentury inn set in a village location near Halsemere, Surrey.

We are recruiting for a head chef to take the reins from the current chef who is currently serving notice. The role is due to begin at the beginning of October.

The Inn has 10 rooms and 5 outdoor huts, as well as a 60 cover restaurant area. There is a great team in place in the kitchen already, although the new head chef will be given full control over labour and menus.

Currently the food served is traditional pub food but done from scratch and served with modern twists here and there in terms of the presentation. Again, the new head chef will be given full autonomy as long as it is in keeping with the style of the property.

The salary for this role is £35k and temporary accommodation can be provided to assist with relocation if required.

This is a great chance to stamp your name in the local area and really drive the business forward. To be considered for this role, please ensure your CV is up to date.

Candidate Role

·Assume full control of the day to day running of the kitchen

·Train and develop junior members of the kitchen

·Ensure consistent quality in all food produced

·Develop supplier relationships 

·Ensure financial targets are met

·Ensure the standard of food hygiene and safety is upheld

·Work with the senior management to drive the business forward

·Create and prepare menus in keeping with the style of the property

Candidate Specification

·All fresh food background is a must

·Ideally working in a similar environment

·Have current head chef experience, or be a very strong sous chef

·Be up to date with current legislation and allergen awareness

·Have a calm, approachable manner

·Have excellent time keeping, personal and man management skills

·Be driven to succeed as a chef

·Be flexible with your approach to work

The Employer

·Traditional inn

·Part of a small group of properties

·Has some unique touches 

·Established team in place

Candidate Benefits

·Good starting salary

·Assistance with relocation

·Full autonomy on menus and staffing


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