Head Chef in Guildford at Yellow Hat

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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Job Description

Job Role: Head Chef for our luxury care home in the Surrey area.

Salary: £36,000 £38,000 DOE.

PLUS 15% performance related bonus.

Tired of unsociable hours? Have you ever wanted to reap all the benefits of working as Head Chef but desired regular working days? Do you want to combine your passion for food with the ability to making a real difference to the lives of our residents? Is being valued for what you do important?
The Head chef must have previous fine dining experience.

About the role.

Working in a 5 star setting, the key to your success as Head Chef will be your experience of creating high quality, varied menus that look and taste delicious, whilst maintaining budgetary control - along with the ability to build a strong team spirit in the kitchen.

The Head Chef will have the luxury of working in a superbly equipped kitchen as well as having multi-site dining areas, including a bistro and fine dining restaurant.

Our Head Chef manages all food production within their home, ensuring that high standards and high customer satisfaction are delivered.

The Head Chef will ensure that all kitchen services are efficient and that the required Health & Safety measures are in place and adhered to within the department.

Specific duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to;

The Head chef will manage and deliver all catering services throughout the home, ensuring that resident choice, dignity, confidentiality and safety are maintained.

Working closely and meeting regularly with the Dementia Care Manager and Care Services Manager to ensure appropriate provisions.

Develop and review the menu on a regular basis with acknowledgement to seasonal changes in supplies, sourcing through the Groups Procurement Processes.

Ensure provision of cost-effective, chargeable services for residents, e.g. wakes, birthdays etc.

Work alongside the Restaurant Manager ensuring that an efficient catering service operates in all catering areas.

The Head Chef will actively participate in events held in the home, liaising with the Care Services Manager and Activities Manager to ensure nutrition and hydration needs are met, as well as social aspects of such events.

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

Appropriate supervisory experience and relevant qualifications pertaining to the safe delivery of Food & Hygiene or Catering Services. Minimum Level 3 in Catering or equivalent QCF qualification

Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.

Team player, self-motivated, proactive, flexible and adaptable.

Ability to organise and prioritise workload, and work under pressure.

Ability to communicate and manage interpersonal relationships, including influencing skills.

A friendly and personable nature is paramount to this role, as you will be conversing with our residents regularly. These are your customers.



About our Benefits.

We recognise that extra special efforts should not go unrewarded and that is why we provide a number of special incentives and bonuses that can be earned throughout your time working for the company.

Company bonus scheme

Extremely competitive pension scheme

Free uniforms that are both attractive and practical

Free eye care tests and options for funding towards future spectacles if required

Refer a friend and get a cash bonus of up to £1000

Cycle to work scheme

Study support

Holiday discounts

A variety of motor related offers

Life Insurance

Yellow Hat UK is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.