Head Chef Stylish All-Day Cafe/Restaurant

Head Chef Stylish All-Day Café/Restaurant

Set in one of London’s parks and currently undergoing a major refurbishment and complete refit, including a brand new kitchen, this 150 cover independent all-day cafe/restaurant has an immediate vacancy for a self-motivated and well-organised Head Chef to run the kitchen. With an opening planned for May the kitchen will serve breakfasts, brunch, light lunches and snacks, as well as a sourdough Pizza menu and caters for both eat-in and takeaway customers.

The food and dishes are fresh and thoughtfully crafted and the café gets very busy at peak times.

 

As Head Chef, you will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of your kitchen, including:

  • Managing and training the team of up to 5 chefs and KPs
  • Kitchen service
  • Driving sales
  • Quality assurance
  • Food G.P.
  • Stock management
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Compliance with statutory regulations and legislation
  • Promoting the goals of the organisation on a daily basis with each employee

 

Required skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years as a Head Chef in a similar unit
  • Boundless energy and enthusiasm
  • Strong team leader
  • Customer focused
  • Financially aware

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional Head Chef capable of running an efficient all-day kitchen, leading by example and mentoring staff. You must be comfortable taking direction from the business owners and be able to operate as a member of a management team, working to the same end goals, with customer experience being paramount. Previous experience in a similar unit is essential, as is catering for high volumes.

 

Benefits:

Salary: £30,000+ per annum, depending on experience

Company Pension Scheme

Meals and drinks whilst on duty

 

Opening hours are 8.00am till 6.00pm, staying open later in the summer

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