Conference Chef - Monday to Friday

Dorking, Surrey
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a prestigious country house hotel set in 13 acres of listed gardens providing a first class setting for leisure breaks, conferences, training, weddings and events. Following a 6 million pound refurbishment in the last 2 years and under the kitchen management of a respected 3 rosette level chef there is now a chic restaurant re launching on the 20th March and looking to put the hotel back on the map as a food destination.

The Role:
As the conference Chef you will be preparing and catering for all conferences as well as staff meals.

Conference Chef - What is the main purpose of the role?
Assist in running the kitchen, contributing to the overall success of the conferences, in accordance with the hotel's standards and financial goals.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
*Organises and sets up the assigned section of the Food, Beverage and Kitchens as efficiently as possible to increase speed and maximise productivity.
*Ensures that all dishes from that section are prepared consistently and according to standard recipes.
*Monitors food and operating costs and controls these by reducing waste.
*Trains the kitchen porters in that section of kitchen in the skills necessary for them to perform their function.
*Ensures the sanitation standards for kitchen are being met.
*Is familiar with all sections of the kitchen to facilitate the flexible use of colleagues.
*Ensures that operating and kitchen equipment is maintained to a good standard with minimum breakage.
*Provides fast, friendly, professional and responsive customer service to the restaurant service delivery team.
*Ensures that set ticket times are met and communicates to management if not met.
*Checks stations assigned to and check for complete setups.
*Stays focused and is conscious about food presentation and consistency.
*Practices proper food handling procedures.
*Practices proper knife handling skills.
*Uses and applies proper kitchen safety procedures and basic cooking skills.
*Properly wraps, labels, dates and stores all food items in their correct areas.

The Ideal Candidate:
*It would be preferable for the Conference Chef to have previous experience of working within a similar sized kitchen and volume conference production.
*You will need excellent organisational skills alongside the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
*It is essential that you can follow instructions whilst using your own initiative to prioritise tasks in fast paced and potentially stressful environment.

Benefits to include:
*A competitive salary
*28/ 31 / 33 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)
*Hotel based incentive schemes
*Voluntary benefits including discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring
*Discounted accommodation within the group with colleague rates at our other hotels
*Long service awards which increase with service
*Excellent training and development opportunities within both the hotel and the company
*Financial rewards for delivering sensational service
*Free meals on duty

This Conference Chef position will be working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm so offers an excellent work life balance.

Scattergood's are acting as an agency on behalf of this vacancy. Scattergood's is a specialist Hospitality and Catering agency which provides Temporary and Permanent staff throughout the Surrey and Hampshire area.

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