Cosmo Restaurants

Continental Chef - Reading

Reading, Berkshire
NMW - £22,000 Per Annum
19 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Continental Chef - COSMO Reading

The Continental Chef is required to know well about Continental food including Mexican and/or Italians and to cook fantastic meals with your talent.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation, cooking and presenting Continental dishes
  • Assist with stock ordering and monitoring procedures
  • Maintain high standards of food hygiene and health & safety at all times
  • Participate fully in all meetings, training and forums
  • Take responsibility for your own personal development
  • Demonstrate excellent food preparation practices, portion control and end to end food production
  • Supporting the Head Chef to deliver on all company measures & targets
  • Follow all company operational kitchen process and procedures, achieving all required standards
  • Take responsibility for delivering the highest measures of food production and presentation to customers including manning the live cooking stations if required
  • Monitor food consumption to ensure 100% customer satisfaction and minimum waste
  • Support the Head Chef in the introduction of new seasonal dishes
  • Cascade your knowledge and expert cooking to all kitchen staff
  • Suggested innovation and commercially viable ideas to improve food quality
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins
  • Perform any reasonable duties as required from time to time in order to contribute to the achievement of business aims and objectives

Key Behaviours:

  • Expertise in Continental cooking
  • Thrives under pressure in a high volume food environment
  • Possess/develop a food & customer focused approach to work
  • High standards of personal hygiene
  • Detailed and precise working
  • High level of enthusiasm and drive to achieve high standards
  • Hard working, flexible and prepared for change
  • Ambitious and driven by over exceeding customer expectations
  • Open for continual development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Relevant Experience:

  • Solid experience in a similar style of cooking
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant food and health & safety regulations

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