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Head Chef, County Down

Posted 3 weeks ago

Recruitment Solutions NI are delighted to be assisting our client, a restaurant based in County Down. They are seeking to recruit an ambitious and experienced Head Chef to lead their team. The opportunity will allow you to join a kitchen that you will have complete control over menu and suppliers.

Key Responibilities

  • To monitor and maintain consistent food standards and quality across all areas.
  • To participate in the HACCP procedure according to the Food Safety Standards Agency.
  • To maintain all of the kitchen areas, including stores, food service areas, wash up area, staff areas and equipment.
  • Ensure closing down procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure quality control measures and hygiene systems are achieved to at all times
  • Have total accountability for the day to day running of the kitchen service
  • To purchase all food and food related products using agreed suppliers.
  • To achieve food budget cost controls, ensuring minimum wastage.
  • To actively participate in the ongoing management and development of menus
  • Stock takes are produced monthly.
  • Co-operation with the stock taker will be required - advice will be on-going with the stock taking company.
  • Weekly reports will be provided to aid and support monthly progress.
  • All menus are costed accurately.
  • To be responsible for the actions and discipline of all kitchen staff.
  • To ensure operational areas are properly prepared for all functions each day.
  • To take in staff training if when and if required.
  • To participate in the identification of training needs of all staff within line of responsibility on both an individual and group basis, including work methods, safety at work, health, hygiene and quality.
  • To undertake staff briefing with all team members at the start of their working day.
  • Weekly rotas are prepared in a fair and proper order and delivered to payroll on time.
  • Complete appraisals.
  • Extra Information

    All applications are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. If you are ready for a new challenge and would like to hear more about the role call Chris Jarvis, our hospitality specialist on 07555 502956.

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