Executive Head Chef

Berkeley Scott
£33,000 per annum
27 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Executive Head Chef wanted for a very unique, relaxed fine dining and fresh food venue based in the Midlands
Salary - £35,000 + Bonus
Benefits - Menu development, autonomy, retail involvement, agreed bonus, great salary, very unique career paths, potential future live in options and lots more extras!

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in the Midlands area for an Executive Head Chef or Head Chef with outstanding credentials to lead the kitchen team and food operations at one of the area's leading operators. Serving fully fresh locally and on site sourced food in a beautiful location, this growing business really is one not to be missed. The stunning venue is located in a lovely countryside position near Birmingham. With an ethos on fresh British dining, and high quality service in restaurant, this really is a great time to be joining the company. The business which is already established and has been extremely popular in recent times now requires a fresh and driven Exec to help push the site onwards and upwards.

This is a chance to really make a name for yourself quickly, as the role is particularly high-profile and is working for a very successful family owed business. You will be responsible for all aspects of the operation across the restaurant, events and development kitchen. You will be a natural leader, and get a real kick out of coaching and developing your team, leading them on to even greater success. The food you will be developing should be of award winning Rosette standard so a back ground from such like establishments will be very favourable but isn't essential. The owners of the business are very much about giving back to the local area and clientele as such working very closely with them in order to help reflect their style of food and company values will be essential!

There is a lot of room to create something special & grow the business here on every level due to the unique opportunity to come on board prior to the sites previous successes. That said this role will be hard work and not for the faint of heart, although stable, the site has so much more potential, the kind of potential only an experienced chef will be able to pull off. This is not an office-based role so you will need to enjoy being a hands-on leader winning friends and influencing at the coalface. Though some of your time may be spent office based so you will need to be very tech-savvy to an extent and able to use up-to-date software packages for the likes of ordering, GP control and team rostering. Very strong Microsoft excel skills will be a must.

However, a talent with projects and driving the team to increase quality, sales and revenue through a multi-pronged approach is perhaps more important. You will need an organised and consultative approach, able to develop the already solid team around you to support in all things from suppliers to menu creation to running events and managing both top and bottom line - All the while, keeping customer satisfaction as your yardstick.

Finally the culture here is really key to the success of the operation - As such, you should be an incredible leader, motivator, trainer, coach and manager of people. You should hold your teams' progression as paramount to their continued growth as a team and as individuals, which can only help the business to thrive.

In return, a generous salary of £35,000 + an agreed bonus may be offered.

The best candidate for this role will be an existing Exec/Head Chef currently overseeing a fully fresh Gastro, bib gourmand or Rosetted establishment. Someone who has very much been there and done it but is now looking for a similarly engaging and role with one of the best in the area.

We are expecting a huge response for this role, and as such we will only be able to contact successful candidates.

In order to ensure your enquiry with regards to this position is dealt with quickly, please send in an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae in a Word Document format. If this role does not fully match your needs please visit our website. For similar opportunities call Rich on or If you would like to contact me on LinkedIn please follow https://in/richard-kelly-a264b597

Berkeley Scott is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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