Admiral Recruitment are working exclusively with a stunning cultural landmark with a rich history in music and film. My client is a boutique three-screen cinema with a buzzy Café, formal Dining room, alongside a private Members Club.
They are looking for a passionate and driven Head Chef for our busy venue based in the heart of Barnes. Serving up classic and modern European dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, catering for up to 500 covers a day. The successful applicant must be capable of inspiring, motivating and developing our kitchen team. They also must be business minded and constantly strive to reach culinary excellence.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING DAY TO DAY?
Provide leadership and direction in the development and training of the kitchen staff
Work with our General Manager to create our seasonal menus, agree on pricing and ensure all staff are aligned with any changes
Oversee all food orders, inventories, storage, and budgeting
Ensure sure all staff are adhering to safety regulations
Manage the staff rota by business needs/events
Work closely with our Events team on any up-coming functions
Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant’s recipes, portion needs/events serving standards
Keep food costs below 30%
Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organised and timely manner
Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition through personal inspection and by following the restaurant’s preventative maintenance programs
Source suppliers and negotiate prices to keep food costs low, while maintaining the quality of the menu items
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU?
A minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role
Experience in British food
Level 3 certificate in Food Safety or above
Excellent communication and the ability to work calmy and methodically under pressure
A genuine passion for food, and a want to experiment and go beyond traditional cooking
Good understanding of vegetarian and vegan food
Passion towards sourcing local products
Strong leadership skills
WHAT THEY CAN OFFER YOU IN RETURN
Staff cinema screenings and free cinema tickets
Discount, food, drinks and cinema tickets
Cycle to work scheme
28 days holiday
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