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Head Chef - Holywood, Belfast

Holywood, Belfast
£12.50 per hour
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Head Chef - Holywood, Belfast


Do you love working as part of a team in a busy environment?

Do you love making food that puts a smile on peoples faces?

Looking for a fresh new challenge where no day is the same?

Are you a confident leader and looking for a new kitchen to demonstrate your talent in?

If so, we have a job for you!

We are currently recruiting a Head Chef to work with our team at Palace Barracks, Holywood BT18 9RA

What’s in it for you

  • £12.50 per hour
  • Full time – 40 hours a week, 5 days out of 7, mainly Monday – Friday
  • Shifts ranging between 6am – 8pm
  • Catering facilities on site
  • Free on site parking
  • Free uniform provided
  • NEST pension contribution and Life insurance
  • Generous holiday entitlement which increases after 3 full years service
  • Cycle to work / Refer a friend scheme
  • A wide range of perks including MyStaffShop discounts (save money on your weekly supermarket shop!), Nest pension, Life assurance, online e-learning and much more!

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be preparing and serving food to the highest standard
  • Management of the kitchen
  • Organising and supporting your team to ensure a smooth operation daily
  • Ensure tasks are allocated so teams are fully utilised
  • Producing food in line with the recipe sheets
  • Full knowledge of all menu items served
  • Organising monthly stock count and conduct appropriate brand standard audits
  • Support the effective delivery of special functions or events
  • Ensuring that we deliver high quality service to the mess members and other military personnel
  • Management of production and food levels to ensure minimal wastage
  • Placing orders and keeping records of any stock wastage
  • Completing all shift opening and closing checklists and due diligence
  • Act as a trainer/ coach for new team members to learn procedures and standards for all kitchen tasks.
  • Assist in daily and weekly kitchen deep cleans
  • Undertake relevant training as required


  • Food hygiene certificate level 3 or willing to work towards it on our e-learning platform
  • Confident leader and able to lead by example
  • Experience managing a team of chefs in a busy kitchen environment
  • Previous experience in a client facing role or a retail branded environment
  • Relevant culinary qualification
  • Good level of spoken English
  • Security clearance and a DBS check is required



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