Head Chef

Posted over 1 year ago by C2 Recruitment Ltd
Location Oxford, Oxfordshire Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £30000 - £35000 per annum Sector Catering

Head Chef

Up to £35,000 per annum


An exciting opportunity has arisen in Oxford for an experienced Head Chef. Our client will most certainly offer variety to your day to day role.

Your role will be ensuring the day to day operational management of a busy fresh food Kitchen within a high end venue. You will maximize revenues, customer satisfaction, and people development and ensure a safe environment for all. Key areas of emphasis will be revenue generation, financial controls, demand creation & utilization, cost control and development of the team to deliver outstanding customer service.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Research, design and implement the food offering for the full restaurant menu. This is to include seasonal dishes, tasting menus and events menus
  • Monitor sales trends and menu uptake, amending our offering as appropriate, removing poorly performing dishes, and routinely trialling better alternatives
  • Controlling costs in general and good staff relations as well as maintaining all legal and company health and safety standards
  • Delivering strong management and customer service skills
  • You will support and guide the kitchen team to achieve the highest attainable standards in terms of quality and variety of food, with fresh and winning seasonal menus
  • Being fully conversant with the Restaurant operations and to efficiently manage the operation of all shifts.
  • Keep up to date with the latest food trends and new openings in the vicinity and FD sector, conducting regular competitor visits to improve FD awareness and our offering
  • To ensure that safety of the working environment in the department is maintained
  • Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate People
  • Delegate and direct tasks to staff to meet all restaurant objectives
  • Ensure the effective use of labour, across all service areas, complying with legal rota requirements and WTD
  • Communicate company policy, standards and procedures to staff, ensuring staff adherence to these rules
  • Determine staff needs and support the recruitment of staff
  • To be actively involved in all staff related issues and to handle them in a professional manner
  • To understand the need for training and development of all individuals and to take a proactive approach in training employees on their responsibilities regarding Kitchen skills ,Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Customer Service
  • Responsible for all departmental induction training and on the job training of new members of staff and also newly promoted staff
  • Appraise annually providing succession, performance managing staff, as required
  • Resolve food related customer complaints promptly Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
  • Work experience is the most important requirement for executive chef positions, though a bachelor's degree in culinary arts or a related hospitality field is recommended
  • Proven working experience as a Head Chef with the ability to lead and manage a diverse group of people
  • You will have extensive work experience in the field, and possibly a further qualification in culinary arts
  • Professional Cookery Qualification
  • Demonstrate food production and kitchen/catering management skills gained in a similar environment, scope and scale.
  • Current knowledge and awareness of key issues affecting the hospitality and restaurant sector * You must have experience in menu writing, costing, budgets, forecasting, hiring and staff training. You must also be able to recognise market trends and be ahead of the game
  • Knowledge of business management principles and practices
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills

If this sounds like your next opportunity, please apply along with a copy of your CV and cover letter.

This role is being handled by C2 Recruitment the leading specialist Retail, Hospitality and Leisure recruitment consultancy recruiting across the whole of the UK.

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