Sous Chef

Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment are delighted to be recruiting for a Sous Chef for a hotel in the beautiful Northumberland countryside.

 

An opportunity to work in a fledgling kitchen alongside the venue’s Head Chef whilst enjoying extensive career progression in beautiful surroundings & competitive salary.

About the venue:

A former hunting lodge in the beautiful Northumberland countryside surrounded by unspoilt moorland and dense forests teeming with local wildlife. Spread over 1,000 acres of land the sprawling estate has a wealth of history to its name and dates back to Edwardian times.

About the role:

Leading the team in the Head Chef’s absence; the Sous Chef must be an inspirational leader, motivating and developing the team with their correct example and creating a culture of passion and enthusiasm for the preparation and service of food. The Sous chef will cultivate an excellent working partnership with the front of house team.

They must assist in providing food that not only exceeds our guest expectations in flavour, substance and presentation, but is also in line with agreed company & legal standards. This is in addition to ensuring that the food costs of the business are well managed.

Responsibilities include:

  • To work with the restaurant team to understand customer expectations, comments and to handle any complaints to satisfy the customer promptly
  • To consistently prepare and cook all food to the standards and dish specifications, and train the team to do the same
  • To be hands on and present during the busy service periods
  • To be a team player at all times and be prepared to be flexible in order to ensure that all operations are always as guest-focused, efficient and profitable as possible.
  • To ensure that the hotel’s Health & Safety Policy and Food Safety Management System are adhered to in the kitchen including all related paperwork checks & record keeping
  • To ensure the menu, daily specials and special menus are available, as appropriate
  • To ensure functions menus are managed effectively in conjunction with the manager in charge
  • To ensure that the kitchen team are fully prepared, stocked and set for service
  • To be responsible for the performance of the whole kitchen team and the delivery of quality food in the absence of the head chef

Benefits: 

  •  live-in available
  • up to £32,000 Salary 
  • • Family and Friends discounts in hotels across The QHotels Collection
  • Free onsite parking
  • Various Employee celebratory days throughout the year • Support with training & professional qualifications, including course fees!

Please apply for a confidential chat about the role…

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Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager

We are delighted to be recruiting for an Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager to join our esteemed client based in Stockton-on-Tees. You will be joining a young and vibrant team of hospitality professionals during a busy period of Conferences and Events. 

Please note this is a 4-day working week on a 40-hour contract, a mix of weekends and evenings will be expected.

Further information about the role:

  • Experience is essential for this role, experienced supervisors looking for their next step will also be considered. 
  • Working closely with the Conference and Banqueting Manager to run a full calendar of weddings and events ranging up to 800 guests.
  • Develop, mentor and train the team to deliver a first class guest experience.
  • Take responsibility for bar and cellar areas and maintaining cleanliness of the stores and service areas.
  • Attend weekly meetings and work closely with Wedding and Events Coordinators.
  • Independently take responsibility for weddings and events, running them on time and to the event synopsis in the absence of the C&B Manager
  • Develop and amend SOPs as required.
  • Constantly work towards the development and improvement of the department

Company benefits to include:

  • 4-day working week
  • Company discounts throughout the estate
  • Staff meals whilst on shift
  • Friendly and vibrant working environment
  • Company events
  • Free on-site parking

Please apply now to be considered, interviews to take place immediately. 

From £24,000 onwards, based on experience. 

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Chef de Partie

Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment are recruiting for a Chef de Partie to join our in-flight services client based at Newcastle Airport.

Please note this is a full-time, 40-hour contract across week days and weekends. Day shifts only, latest finish is 5pm. The site is easily accessed by public transport.

Our client is offering a competitive rate of pay of £12.53 per hour for this vacancy, you will be joining a small team producing meals for first, business and economy class passengers.

Chef de Partie responsibilities will include;

  • Participate in food presentations for our airline customers
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting a range of dishes
  • Maintaining a clean and safe workstation
  • Working in a manner that promotes good health and safety practices
  • Working as part of a team in a customer centric environment
  • You will also be required to undertake some manual handling/bending and reaching as part of your normal duties

Candidates will/should have;

  • Either City & Guilds 706/1 or 2 or NVQ Level 1 or 2
  • Previous catering experience
  • Fully knife trained
  • Ability to work on a shift basis

Company benefits include on-site parking, free meals on shift, dental, optical and treatment cover.

To be considered for this vacancy, please apply as interviews to take place immediately.

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School Caretaker

The school is seeking to appoint an outstanding hard-working Site Assistant to join and enhance our already successful school.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated member of staff to provide a caretaking service, ensuring a warm, clean and secure environment for all site users. We are looking for someone who can be flexible and proactive, have good communication skills and an understanding of the health and safety requirements.
The successful candidate will:
 

  • Ensure the school is well presented and maintained to a high standard
  • Undertake a range of cleaning duties
  • Undertake a range of general porterage duties
  • Ensure Health & Safety procedures are adhered to, carrying out relevant tasks to ensure compliance
  • Advise the Business Manager of repair and maintenance issues, undertaking minor repairs and routine maintenance tasks as required.

 

Hours of work: 15 hours per week, all year round, 6-9am or 7-10am Monday to Friday, with a more flexible approach during school holidays

Cook

Adkins and Cheurfi are currently recruiting for a cook in the Durham area. This role is for a palliative care centre that are needing a cook to work 12 hours a week. You will also be able to pick up extra cover including weekends and holiday cover.

Responsibilities:
Working as a team,
Ordering and controlling stock,
Ensuing food and drinks are served at a high standard,
To act on all feedback from patients and customers,
Cooking the food in the cafe,

Enhanced DBS is needed, experience in a cafe is also needed.

European Sales Manager Based in Holland

European Sales Manager based in Holland 

The ideal candidate will

· Typically possess a degree or equivalent.

· 5-10 years of successful business-to-business sales and account management experience, with a track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets.

· Have a technical understanding of fluoropolymers (or advanced polymers) used in industrial applications.

· Demonstrate excellent written and oral English, Dutch (& ideally also German) communication skills, with proficiency in Office Suite, WordPress software.

· Full driving licence and be ideally based in South Holland region.

Position Overview

The European Area Sales Manager will be responsible for driving sales within the EU territory. This self-determining role requires a results-oriented individual with a track record ideally in fluoropolymer/ advanced polymer sales & management, but experience in an associated industry such print, paper, pulp or chemical processing would be of interest. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication (preferably with German, Dutch & English language skills), and understand the market and customer base within the EU.

Key Responsibilities

· Develop and execute a sales strategy tailored to the opportunities within the territory, based around the existing, lapsed & potential customers and emerging trends.

· Create and manage sales & marketing forecasts, budgets, and goals.

· Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing, lapsed & new customers, ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty.

· Prospect and acquire new customers through targeted outreach, cold calling, and networking.

· Conduct regular client meetings to address customer needs, make presentations to showcase companies products & services, be willing to travel to exhibitions, events, clients & suppliers.

· Manage (with the benefit of 1 part-time administrative support) the sales order process that integrates with the with UK head office.

· Monitor and analyse sales metrics, KPIs, and pipeline activity to assess performance and identify areas for improvement.

· Provide regular sales & marketing reports and updates to the Directors of the business.

· Collaborate cross-functionally with UK head-office in areas such as project work, marketing, product development, planning and customer support to ensure alignment for sales / customers.

· Act as a liaison between the territory and the corporate office, providing valuable insights and feedback.

Commis Chef

Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment are recruiting for a Commis Chef to join our in-flight services client based at Newcastle Airport.

Please note this is a full-time, 40-hour contract across week days and weekends. Day shifts only, latest finish is 5pm. The site is easily accessed by public transport.

Our client is offering a competitive rate of pay of £12.53 per hour for this vacancy, you will be joining a small team producing meals for first, business and economy class passengers.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Participate in food presentations for our airline customers
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting a range of dishes
  • Maintaining a clean and safe workstation
  • Working in a manner that promotes good health and safety practices
  • Working as part of a team in a customer centric environment
  • You will also be required to undertake some manual handling/bending and reaching as part of your normal duties

Candidates will/should have;

  • Either City & Guilds 706/1 or 2 or NVQ Level 1 or 2
  • Previous catering experience
  • Fully knife trained
  • Ability to work on a shift basis

Company benefits include on-site parking, free meals on shift, dental, optical and treatment cover. To be considered for this vacancy, please apply as interviews to take place immediately.

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Catering Manager

Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment are recruiting for a Catering Manager for a renowned historic venue nestled in the Scottish Highlands.

About the company:

Iconic 5* visitor attraction which welcomes over 100,000 visitors per year. Varied business and catering operation, no two days are the same.

About the role & the perfect candidate:

The purpose of the role is to oversee the delivery of the venue’s catering operation which includes a coffee shop, restaurant and conferences/events, maintaining high standards of food quality and service at all times.

If you have a passion for designing innovative menus, a flair for creativity and keen interest in food development, this could be the role for you. You will have a proven track record as a Head/Lead Chef or Chef Manager and have excellent leadership skills. You will also have overall responsibility for the running of the catering department, including events, and training of catering staff.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary starting from £35k
  • Work life balance, sociable working hours
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Being a part of a company whose values will give you a standard to aspire to and underpin who we are as a company and a community
  • Pension scheme

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £35,000.00 per year

Commis Chef (Temp to perm)

We’re recruiting for a Commis Chef on a temp-to-perm basis for one of our longstanding clients based just outside of Hexham, Northumberland.

Our client is a large leisure site based in Northumberland, with an onsite Bar & Restaurant, Activity Centre and outdoor sports activities. This is a well-known site of natural beauty and is a large tourist attraction.

This position will be on a temp-to-perm basis, you will be employed by our agency on a temporary basis for 12-weeks before transferring over to a permanent contract through our client on successful completion of probation period.

Responsibilities:
– Prepare and cook food items according to recipes and quality standards
– Ensure proper food handling and storage procedures are followed
– Maintain a clean and organised work area
– Collaborate with the kitchen team to ensure timely and efficient food production

This is a full-time position with permanent hours, a mix of weekends and evenings as per business needs. There is free staff accommodation available on site, private locked room and bathroom facilities and a shared staff kitchen.

Please apply now to be considered for the role!

Job Types: Full-time, Temp to perm

Salary: £11.50-£12.50 per hour