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Head Chef - Durham

Chartwells - Main
Barnard Castle, Durham
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Head Chef - Durham

What you'll be doing:

Working with the Assistant Manager, you will be leading a team of 2 chefs who share the same passion for preparing exciting fresh and nutritious food on a daily basis. Reporting into our General Manager. This school caters for 450 during lunch and we also provide breakfast and supper for around 100 boarders. We are also involved with the hospitality and events on site.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Head Chef to lead our dedicated catering team, who produce outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients in this highly prestigious unit.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspirational and enthusiastic Head Chef to make a name for themselves within the contract catering industry.

In return we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary

More about the role:
  • The Head Chef will plan,organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company's reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times
  • Taking responsibility for the food production with a hands-on approach
  • Implement balanced menus through centrally and independent driven menu planning and promotions through preferred suppliers
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, H&S and COSHH
  • The Head Chef will also be required to implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets.
What we'll give:

Prestigious Independent Day & Boarding School

Up to 31,400 pa

52 week contract

7.00am - 3.30pm or 10.00am - 6.30pm

Mainly Monday to Friday (only work 1 weekend in 4) - Plus hospitality events which includes evening and weekend work

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive Wow Points every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
Who you are:
  • Excellent, Innovative culinary and presentation skills
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, with a passion to do a great job
  • Able to manage staff in a calm, inspirational manner
  • A forward-thinker who can prevent wastage
  • Demonstrates a passion for food
  • Team Player
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Numerate and computer literate with an understanding of financial drivers
  • A clear understanding of purchasing policy, budgeting and food costing, including control
  • Team Motivator
  • Attention to detail

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