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Head Chef

Employer
Cliveden House
Location
Cliveden House, Maidenhead
Salary
Competitive Salary + Service Charge
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Sector
Chef jobs, Head Chef
Job Type
Full Time

Job Details

Cliveden House

Cliveden is undeniably special. It’s one of the world’s finest luxury 5 Red Star hotels, and it sits right in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of stunning gardens and parkland with incredible views over the River Thames.

What sets us apart is how much we value our team. We’re all about luxury, but we keep things relaxed without all the formalities. We encourage our team to be themselves because it’s their unique personalities that make our guest experiences truly unforgettable. Together, we have created a culture where our efforts go hand in hand with enjoying what we do and delivering with an unwavering commitment for exceptional hospitality.

Head Chef

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and passionate Head Chef to work with the Executive Head Chef in overseeing both the main kitchen and pastry operations at Cliveden House, including our 3 Rosette restaurant, The Cliveden Dining Room. This role is integral to our culinary team, involving close collaboration with all kitchen team members to ensure the creation of exceptional dishes and pastries that meet the highest standards of quality and presentation expected at Cliveden House. We are looking for an individual with extensive culinary expertise, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to excellence in a luxury hospitality setting.

Our ideal candidate should:

  • Possess experience as a Head Chef within a high-end restaurant or luxury hotel
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the main kitchen and pastry operations alongside the Executive Head Chef, ensuring exceptional quality and consistency in all culinary offerings
  • Embrace a hands-on approach, actively participating in menu development, food preparation, and presentation
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in developing new recipes and menu items for both the main kitchen and pastry
  • Show a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and safety in all kitchen areas
  • Display strong leadership and communication skills, effectively managing, mentoring, and inspiring the culinary team
  • Be adaptable and able to work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Exhibit a passion for culinary arts and a dedication to delivering memorable dining experiences for guests at Cliveden House.

What’s in it for you?

  • Monthly service charge
  • 30 days of annual leave, including bank holidays
  • Regular team gatherings and appreciation events
  • Complimentary team meals
  • Exclusive team rates and friends & family rates at our Iconic Luxury Hotels
  • Exclusive team rates with Relais & Chateaux properties worldwide
  • Exclusive team rates with London & Regional properties worldwide
  • Discounts on spa treatments and products
  • Discounts on all food & beverage offerings including the Cookery School at Chewton Glen
  • Special gifts based on length of service
  • Team referral programme
  • Health cash plan
  • Participation in the cycle-to-work scheme
  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • …and so much more.

If you thrive in the fast-paced world of hospitality and are eager to collaborate with an exceptional team, we invite you to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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