Head Chef - London
Role: Head Chef - Immediate Start!
Sector: Independent Contract Caterer, casual dining café concept
Location: City of London
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 – 5 days out of 7 (Majority day shifts)
We need a super organised Head Chef to join a cracking contract catering and event business that to oversee all food provisions at one of their contemporary café style operations near Leicester Square. This is a client facing role so we need someone with good customer skills too. You will also need to have managed a small team and as Head Chef ensure you are very hands on in the kitchen.
Their style is ‘good food, done well’ and they do not believe that food needs to be too complicated and they want someone who really wants to understand the mission of the company.
The business really prides itself on their homemade vibe and anything that isn’t made in house is sourced from local artisan suppliers. Particular care and attention is given to the wide selection of cakes and desserts which are made fresh every day, so additional strengths with pastry and baking would be a real advantage.
The site also runs an event offering from time to time, so the incoming head chef will need to be flexible in their approach to work.
It would be hugely advantageous if you had previous pastry experience or came from a high end deli / cafe background.
Your main duties will involve organisation of the Kitchen, ensuring all stock and prep levels are maintained. Along with being super-hot on food safety and hygiene requirements you will need a good eye for details and be comfortable working with the company development chef on dish specs and recipes.
The ideal Candidate:
Experience as a Head chef in similar operation
Very highly organised
Excellent HACCP, H&S and Food Hygiene knowledge
A diligent planner and record keeper
A love of fresh unique foods
Happy working from and developing dish specs
A genuinely lovely business to be involved with.
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