Kitchen Manager / Head Chef - Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath
£32,000 per annum, benefits: plus upto £4,000 Bonus
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Steve Coggins
Job Type
Full Time

Gastro Pub Kitchen Manager / Head Chef

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum package

Head Chef required to run the kitchen in this group owned Gastro pub Restaurant using seasonally changing menus, daily specials and a popular Sunday Lunch.

Standards are high with a many dishes close to rosette standard although achieving accolades are not a goal of the business.

The ideal candidate is somebody:

  • With a proven track record as a Head Chef or Kitchen Manager (A strong Sous Chef may be considered)
  • Used to cooking with fresh ingredients to consistently high standards
  • That is a good organiser and can keep a cool head under pressure
  • With good communication skills capable of communicating with their team and manager
  • With previous experience of working in a Group and can ensure that every dish cooked is cooked and plated to the dish specifications.

As Head Chef you will be responsible the day to day running of your kitchen and everything that goes with that from organising rotas, organising prep lists, ordering supplies ensuring the hygiene records are fully maintained and the kitchen is making the correct profit and food standards are maintained.

This is a hands-on role and you will be involved in service every day, part of your duties will include training and motivating your team ensuring they deliver an efficient food operation, you will be responsible for the kitchen’s financial performance which can lead to attractive rewards and bonuses.

There is no live in for this position so candidates will need to live in the Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Lewes or possibly Horsham area with their own transport.

In return the restaurant is part of a major national group and offers a wide range of optional on-going training courses that are available for all employees to take part in if they wish to develop a wide range of skills and gain further promotion in the future including area, regional and group level


  • Excellent Salary of £32,000 per year
  • Plus upto £4,000 Bonus Based on Turnover, Profitability and Hygiene
  • Amazing Group Perks package
  • Excellent Future Career Progression and Promotion Chances
  • 28 Days Holiday

To apply for the position you must be legally able to work in the UK/EU and be able to attend a working interview within the next 7-10 days.

Chef Selection deal with a wide range of group owned and independent Hotels, Restaurants and Dining Pubs from 3 black Star to 5 Red Star. These include Multi Rosette and Michelin Properties, as well as many companies who just wish to serve good quality, freshly cooked, locally sourced and reasonably priced food without accolades.

Our Consultants have worked in the trade and have extensive knowledge of the industry and are happy to discuss your career and CV with you and only putting you forward for roles and positions that are right for you. More than 50% of our candidates are offered and accept the first job that we put them forward for.