Hydes Brewery

Head Chef – The Abel Heywood – Northern Quarter

£30,000 per annum
12 Sep 2016
23 Sep 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Head Chef – The Abel Heywood – Northern Quarter

Could Hydes be on your menu? Do you have excellent standards and enjoy working with fresh food. We may have the perfect role for you.

Here at Hydes, we are not only a pub operator but we also brew our own beer, and have over 150 years of history and heritage.

We are now looking to strengthen our leadership team within the kitchen brigade at The Abel Heywood to enhance our strong team, and help us be the best at what we do, serving ‘excellence is a habit’


The Site

No Ordinary pub, no ordinary hotel, no ordinary food, no ordinary drinks’

Our unique pub and boutique hotel, situated in the northern quarter is a subtle mix of contemporary and traditional both within our drink and fresh food offering. The site holds fifteen boutique bedrooms on the top floor and a large dining area on the first floor.

We are now looking to recruit a Head Chef to lead the busy kitchen at this site.


The Role

The role of Head Chef is varied, challenging and fun. We will expect you to have overall responsibility of the kitchen and the brigade. You will undertake recruitment and selection, implement training, inductions and coaching of the kitchen brigade. You will also run the kitchen pass, oversee the level of trade, pre production food levels and analyse the business. You will also develop and turn out mouth-watering dishes with ease, within all sections of the kitchen.

You will be involved in menu development and costings, implementing Health and Safety processes and driving compliance in this area. You will also be responsible for improving and achieving the GP targets for the site as well as managing labour costs.


The Person

With recent senior kitchen experience, in a fresh food environment, you will relish the chance to develop your career. We are looking for someone with a quirky approach to food and we are also looking for someone who can demonstrate the following attributes and skills


  • Leading the team to ensure a reliable efficient service is delivered
  • Positive ‘can do attitude’
  • Has the ability to lead a busy kitchen and work safely within all legislations
  • Has excellent attention to detail and enjoys working to high standards
  • Able to give clear direction, delegate effectively and adapt to change
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Project Management, in particular with menu development, costings and business analyse.
  • Ability to prepare, cook and present all dishes on the menu and run the pass
  • Understanding of health and safety processes, training, induction and coaching a team
  • Recruitment and Selection, appraisals and addressing staffing issues
  • Understanding of GPs
  • Managing labour costs


The Benefits

We offer comprehensive training packages, to ensure that you are up to speed with the way we do things. This will include understanding of our menus and beers as well as understanding the culture of the site you will be working in

Career Progression Plans within our estate

Salary – £30,000 per annum

5.6 weeks holiday per year

Free Uniform

50% discount card for food at several of our sites, upon completion of Hydes mandatory online training