Head Chef

Philip Vincett
South East London
£34k basic + £5k bonus start package pa
17 Feb 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Contact Details

Position: Head Chef
Operation: Gastro Garden & Open Kitchen
Location: SE London
Salary: £39,000 pa (to start)
Working Hrs: 5 Days / 7 Shifts

Company Info

Re-launched following extensive refurbishment – this beautiful neighbourhood Gastro independent with Beer Garden located in SE London is a great favourite with locals.

Offering modern European casual dining at its best & authentic pizza from the wood-fired oven, monthly changing menus offer inspired modern gastro brasserie dining with traditional Roast Lunch on Sundays and Garden Barbecue during summer months – commitment to sourcing from local artisan suppliers and growers. Also popular for private hire.

Kitchen hours: Midday to 10.00pm Mon to Sat (Noon to 9.00pm on Sundays)

Approx. £12,000 to £14,000 weekly net food sales (45% to 50% on Pizza)

Role Description

Responsible for all aspects of kitchen management, working closely with the General Manager & support of a Sous Chef & kitchen brigade (incl. 2 Pizzaroli)

Duties include:

Monthly menu & daily specials planning incl. costing & specification sheets

Running service, team direction & organisation, maintaining high food quality & service standards

Food ordering, stock management, supplier relations & invoices, weekly stock audits, maintaining 70% GP target

Hiring, team training & development, rostering, personnel files

Due diligence: maintaining Food Safety & HACCP records, maintenance of kitchen & equipment

Fantastic opportunity to work for a progressive; forward-thinking company dedicated to quality and customer experience – good work-life balance; recognition and reward ethos; collaborative-work ethic; new openings; movement and progression.

Desired Attributes

This role would suit an experienced Head Chef with a background in quality local gastro and bistro kitchens.

A chef who loves to be creative and has a good grasp of seasonal ingredients and current cooking trends.

Desired skills: great drive and energy; strong leadership and people management skills; hands on management style; passionate about cooking and passing on knowledge to the team.

Salary & Benefits

To start: £34,000 basic salary pa (rising with food sales) & £5,000 annual bonus (paid quarterly)

Permanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period; regular performance related salary reviews; courses as required; movement & new openings; progression; workplace pension; 28 days paid annual leave; staff discounts; meals on duty; laundered uniform; FAM trips and team excursions

Approx. 48 to 52 hrs p wk / 7 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

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