Head Chef

Recruiter
Select Appointments
Location
Colchester, Essex
Salary
24000.0000
Posted
06 Jul 2017
Closes
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

At Select Norwich we are currently recruiting for a talented Head Chef on behalf of our client, a luxury country house hotel based near Colchester. The hotel serves light lunches and afternoon teas in a relaxed yet elegant setting.

The Role

  • Skilfully cook with the finest quality ingredients in a high pressure environment
  • Work within a small brigade, ensuring the exceptionally high standards are consistently maintained
  • As Head Chef, you will be fully responsible for the kitchen, ensuring that quality is never compromised
  • The Head Chef must delegate, instruct and motivate the small kitchen team; constantly assess the performance of the kitchen
  • Use passion, flair and knowledge to adapt the menu, creating innovative dishes with seasonal and locally sourced produce

Experience and Skills required

  • Head Chef must have previous experience in a similar role, or be an experienced Senior Sous Chef with ambition to progress further in their career
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experienced working with fresh produce in a high volume establishment; the kitchen can often serve 600-800 afternoon teas per month

Personal Characteristics

  • Leader
  • Passion for the industry
  • Head Chef must be flexible and reliable

Salary and Benefits

  • £24,000-27,000 + great tips
  • Working hours are generally 7am-5.30pm with only 100 evening shifts per year (e.g. for private functions or weddings)
  • Excellent benefits after 3 months including 50% discount on rooms for friends and family and discount on drinks
  • 28 days holiday
  • 2 days off weekly
  • Amazing opportunity to work within a highly respected group

To apply for the Head Chef position, please submit your CV via this website. For further information please contact Charlie Papworth on at our Norwich office.