Head Chef

Response Network Ltd
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Bistrot Pierre prepares, cooks and serves provincial French dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients and regularly changing menus.

We currently have a portfolio of 17 restaurants nationally, with ambitious plans for expansion, creating plenty of opportunity for career progression for those who seek to continue to grow their skills and position within the company.

Due to the opening of our newest restaurant, we are looking for an enthusiastic, helpful, committed Head Chef for our Middlesbrough Restaurant, someone who is already proven and experienced as a Head Chef, within a busy, high cover numbers restaurant but also who has some pub/hotel experience, someone who is ambitious and has a sense of hard work and fun.

Most importantly, you will enjoy working with and maintaining a high level of energy, as this will be a very fast paced kitchen environment. Our Ilkley team will typically cater for covers of approximately 50 over a relatively quiet lunchtime service up to approximately 170 covers during a busy evening or weekend service in the restaurant. We will also offer a separate bar service with a full pub/bar menu in addition to our restaurant offering and as we are based within a hotel, we also cater for functions and conferences. So although our restaurant caters for up to 170, the number our team cater for including the pub and conferences is much higher and so adds much more complexity to the skills and experience that will be needed. You will be taking on the responsibility of a busy kitchen but the requirements are simple, you will need to love cooking, but also be happy working from predominantly predefined menus. In addition, you must have previous management experience and be resourceful and ambitious.

We provide structured management training, great career prospects, and good working hours. We also offer a very attractive benefits package including competitive pay at all levels, a performance related bonus scheme, discount in all our restaurants, discount with EE and with MacDonald Hotels, contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and a work-life balance.

As the Head Chef you would be responsible for running the well looked after kitchen in and your primary job would also include supervising and coaching junior chefs to ensure they are working effectively. Working closely as part of the wider restaurant and bar service teams, with the General Manager and with the rest of the front of house, consistency and quality of food along with hitting our targets are crucial factors to succeed in this role. This position would require a responsible individual with good attention to detail and strong organisational and supervisory skills. You will be responsible for a team of chefs and kitchen porters. Basic Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook knowledge is also desirable.