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Head Chef - Gloucester

Job Title: Head Chef - Gloucester
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92911
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 12, 2013 17:55

Job Description

Job Title Head Chef Reports to Restaurant Manager Purpose of job To manage the smooth and efficient operation of the kitchen to ensure the company’s reputation for food quality is maintained at all times. Responsible for: 1 Developing a talented kitchen brigade to ensure the company’s reputation for food quality is enhanced with customers. 2 Ensuring the company’s Hygiene, Health and Safety Policies and Procedures are followed at all times. 3 Equipment: all fixed and removable equipment and kitchen utensils. Duties & Responsibilities: 1 Plans menus to achieve and maintain the budgeted food cost / gross profit. Prepares dish specifications. 2 Adheres to the company’s Purchasing Policy. Ensures supplies are properly issued, used and accounted for. Carries out stock takes and food rotation procedures. 3 Allocates duties to kitchen staff and supervises them in the cooking of dishes, giving technical advice and guidance when necessary. Personally prepares dishes. 4 Controls portion size and monitors waste. 5 Inspects dishes for quality, temperature and attractiveness before serving. 6 Deals with complaints about food in accordance with the Company’s Policies and Procedures. 7 Provides development training for the kitchen brigade. Inducts new staff. 8 Ensures compliance with Statutory and Company Regulations concerning the hygiene, health and safety of staff, food and equipment. 9 Maintains records relating to food production activities and supplies information as required by the Catering Manager. 10 Demonstrates good standards of customer service. 11 Prepares and participates in special functions, which may be outside normal working hours. Ensures that staff clean and maintain all equipment and fittings in a safe and proper manner and record on the cleaning schedule. 12 Carries out regular chef’s meetings. 13 Completes annual appraisals of kitchen brigade. You may be required during the course of your employment to carry out any other duties which are reasonable and within your capabilities in order to meet the needs of the business. During your employment you must:- 1 comply with all lawful and reasonable instructions of the Company and carry out all duties diligently and to the best of your ability; 2 do your utmost to promote the interests and reputation of the Company and refrain from making any false or misleading statement relating to the Company or its suppliers, clients; and 3 take all possible care not to damage any of the Company's property or equipment. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.