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Kitchen Manager - Edinburgh

Hostelling Scotland
Closing date
16 May 2024

Job Details

Kitchen Manager - Edinburgh

Locations: Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, 9 Haddington Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 4AL

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

Salary: £Competitive

Accommodation: This is a live-out position

Join our team, with an adventurous spirit, to help our guests discover and experience the real Scotland through hostelling with us whilst you can also enjoy exploring cities, hillwalking, climbing and many other outdoor activities and amazing surroundings in your spare time.​

As a non-profit charity with people and communities at our heart, we also give people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance of a well needed break to explore and experience Scotland or to develop their skills for life, learning and work through our youth programmes. 

Working with Hostelling Scotland is more than just a job. Join our team to become an Ambassador for Scotland and make a difference!

You will be part of our dedicated and friendly team at our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel.

About the role of Kitchen Manager:

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of kitchen colleagues, cooks etc to ensure a smooth workflow and adequate staffing levels in kitchen at all times
  • Train new kitchen colleagues on food preparation techniques, safety procedures and kitchen guidelines
  • Oversee food production to maintain quality standards, consistency, taste and portion size
  • Develop and update menus in collaboration with Hostel and Operations Managers taking into consideration guest preferences and cost effectiveness
  • Place orders for food supplies and kitchen equipment ensuring timely delivery, proper storage etc
  • Control food costs by monitoring stock levels, minimising waste and optimising portion size
  • Maintain cleanliness and organisation in the kitchen as per Cooksafe Guidelines
  • Perform administrative tasks such as record keeping, budget management, colleague training and performance reviews
  • Lead by example, fostering a positive work environment and promoting teamwork and professionalism among colleagues
  • Take the role of cook as required preparing all food and drinks to standard
  • Carry out out any reasonable requests as directed by your Line Manager ​

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrate understanding of food safety and hygiene practices and evidence of appropriate qualification
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to high standards, quality and cleanliness
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and mentor the kitchen team ​

Ideally you will have:

  • Is flexible to work evenings, weekends and holidays as is required
  • Has great problem solving skills to address operational challenges and resolve conflicts effectively
  • Is able to demonstrate great knowledge of food preparation techniques, kitchen equipment and food safety and hygiene techniques
  • Has excellent organisational and time management ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment ​

We can offer:

  • Membership of Hostelling Scotland
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension and holidays
  • Meal discounts on shift
  • Uniform is provided ​

Additional Information:

  • A successful candidate is required to provide one satisfactory reference and a recent Basic Disclosure clearance
  • You must be able to provide an evidence of your right to work in the UK prior to starting with us. ​

Closing Date:   24th May 2024

Interview Date: TBC


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