Head Chef Vacancy - Adkins Cheurfi

Head Chef Vacancy

£30-35,000 per year permanent North Yorkshire Darlington

Head Chef Vacancy, North Yorkshire

We are working in partnership with a charming, employee owned retirement village in North Yorkshire to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Head Chef to oversee their kitchen operations. You will join a well established team of innovative staff in a happy, organised working environment to upscale and expand the current culinary offering available at this property. Forget what you think you know about the care sector, this venue is totally different than anything you have seen before.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the food production across three areas; care home food, a la carte restaurant offerings and events.
  • Manage a staff of six, including two CDPs, a pastry chef and three kitchen porters.
  • Plan menus to impress the discerning residents and visitors with an emphasis on bistro quality meals with exciting presentation
  • Keep track of special events an plan the your schedules accordingly
  • Develop and train junior kitchen team members to further the ‘promote from within’ culture
  • Stay on top of all existing and new health and safety legislation and guidelines, keep records and run an immaculate kitchen
  • Liaise with other departments to utilise feedback to constantly improve
  • Create a buzz around mealtimes and maintain a good relationship with residents and staff alike
  • Use your business acumen to bring home your ideas on a given budget

Skills and attributes:

  • You must have at least two years experience at Head Chef level
  • Care sector experience in not the most important requirement on your CV – you must have a demonstrable history of delivering sumptuous fresh food menus at high end venues, ideally hotels
  • You must be a real people person with a passion for your team and a genuine desire to exceed expectations
  • You must be a strong leader able to inspire others by the way you work
  • You must have strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple workloads effectively on a short term and long term basis

Why apply?

  • A good salary – negotiable for the right candidate
  • Join a well established team in a happy workplace
  • State of the art kitchen appliances at your finger tips
  • Total autonomy to develop menus and expand the kitchen
  • On site parking
  • 40 hour per week contract with 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • No two days running this lovely property will be the same
  • Freedom to choose your own suppliers

If you are interested in this Head Chef Vacancy please apply today for an initial interview