Sopwell House

Banqueting Head Chef - St Albans, Hertfordshire

St Albans, Hertfordshire
01 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Banqueting Head Chef

Sopwell House Hotel – St Albans

Full time Position

Salary – Competitive

Nestled within 12 acres of idyllic rural Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell House is a four star country house hotel and spa, offering a luxury experience alongside impeccable service. Sopwell House comprises of 128 rooms and suites, 15 flexible function/meeting rooms, a Spa with 14 treatment rooms, a weights gym and techno - gym, two restaurants, a conservatory bar and cocktail lounge.

Having recently joined Preferred Hotels and Resorts, a global collection of the world’s finest independent luxury hotels, the team at Sopwell House go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have the most enjoyable time.

Scope & General Purpose of Job:

To provide guests and visitors to Sopwell House with an efficient and personal service whilst maintaining the consistency and continuity and strive to continually improve.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the work of the banquet kitchen staff.
  • Assists with training of newly hired kitchen staff.
  • Makes sure adequate numbers of kitchen staff are scheduled to properly handle each banquet.
  • Meets with potential banquet clients to discuss menu options.
  • Develops menus based on client specifications and contracts
  • Presents the finished product to the customer for approval.
  • Monitors the quality of the banquet meal during the event.
  • Evaluates client satisfaction.
  • Possesses the ability to handle any menu ranging from breakfast buffets to corporate lunch meetings with sandwiches to formal dinners with multi - course meals that are individually plated.

Essential Skills required for the role

  • Must have the ability to multi - task while remaining focused on the goal.
  • Must have excellent verbal communication and leadership skills.
  • Be able to express creativity through food selections, preparation and presentation.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must have the ability to remain calm in high stress situations.
  • Be able to solve problems quickly under pressure.

Do you have at least 3 years of •Completion of a degree or certificate in culinary arts, plus proven track records as a banquet chef experience?

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

In Return

  • Discounted Food and Beverage and accommodation within the AB Hotels Group
  • 30% discount on Spa treatments
  • 10% discount on Spa products
  • Introduce a friend at work bonus
  • Free uniform
  • Staff meals on duty
  • Preferred Hotel Group discounted global hotel rates
  • Professional learning and development opportunities