Position: Head Chef
Operation: Middle Eastern Restaurant (New Opening)
Location: West End
Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 pa
Working Hrs: 5 Days
New Independent Opening set to launch late spring 2018 in the heart of the West End
Concept: offering authentic, innovative cooking inspired by the Persian Gulf – commitment to sourcing the very best ingredients from artisan UK and International suppliers; all made in house on a daily basis from new, high spec. kitchen.
7 day operation: due to open early to late.
Working closely with the two Owners and Opening Executive chef, duties include:
Pre-opening responsibilities: kitchen set up; menu development; team recruitment & training; implementation of systems and procedures; local authority liaison
Menu planning – tastings, specs, sourcing
Daily kitchen and team management – directing and mentoring the team accordingly
Purchasing; kitchen admin and reporting; cost control; stock management & GP calculation; compliance files; maintenance of kitchen and equipment
Professional well-structured forward-thinking company; strong work-life balance ethos and recognition-reward culture; further new openings planned.
Experience at Head chef level within a comparable kitchen; passion for / background in Middle Eastern / Persian cooking.
Creative with good all round skill set: inspirational leader; strong organisation & communication; dedication; drive and attention to detail.
Salary & Benefits
Start salary: £45,000 – £55,000 basic pa plus KPI related bonus
Permanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period: regular salary reviews (performance / sales dependent); courses as required; 28 days paid annual leave; workplace pension option; group discounts; FAM trips & team excursions; laundered uniform & meals on duty
Approx. 50 – 55 hrs p wk / 7 to 8 shifts over 5 days incl. Weekends
Immediate Start available / able to accommodate notice
In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, candidates must prove their right to work in the UK – Verification of Documentation will be undertaken as part of FCR recruitment process