Head Chef - Adkins Cheurfi

Head Chef

£35k - 40k per year + tips permanent
Job application end date: 2024-04-04

Job Title: Head Chef

Location: North East England, County Durham, Seaham

Job Type: Permanent, expected to work Full-Time hours including weekdays and weekends.

Primary Industry: Travel, Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 + tips

Skills: Indian Cooking, Head Chef, Culinary, Team Management

About the Company:

Do you have a passion for food and high-quality service? Our client, a new Restaurant opening in Seaham, is currently recruiting a Head Chef to manage it’s new kitchen team.

This brand new Indian casual dining restaurant will be serving up an innovative and on-trend fusion menu. You will be at the forefront of their journey leading the kitchen team in a fast-paced large cover restaurant. If you are someone who thrives in a busy atmosphere, can handle the pressure of a busy kitchen, and has stamina, creativity and attention-to-detail then this is the perfect job for you.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Controlling and directing the food preparation process.
  • Approving and polishing dishes before they reach the customer.
  • Managing and working closely with other Chefs of all levels.
  • Creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes ensuring variety and quality.
  • Determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering.
  • Ultimately responsible for ensuring the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines.
  • Being responsible for health and safety.
  • Being responsible for food hygiene practises.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 in food, catering or the equivalent.
  • Level 3 Food Safety Awards.
  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience.
  • Awareness of manual handling techniques.
  • Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and chemical safety.
  • Experience of kitchen equipment.
  • Experience of dangerous equipment such as knives.
  • Competent level of English spoken and written.

Additional Skills and Qualities:

  • Ability to produce excellent high-quality food.
  • Excellent knowledge of all sections, including front of house.
  • Good oral communication.
  • Team management skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of Indian and fusion cuisine.
  • Good level of numeracy.
  • Enthusiasm to develop your own skills and knowledge plus those around you.
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver quality work.
  • Positive and approachable manner.
  • Team player qualities.


  • Company events.
  • Employee discount.
  • Health & wellbeing programme.
  • Sick pay.