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Head Chef-Cocktail Lounge Bar-Small Plates-Afternoon Tea-Canapes

Position: Head chef (eclectic globally-inspired small plates, afternoon tea, canapes)
Operation: Destination Cocktail Bar Lounge (live music)
Location: West End
Start package: £33,000 pa (£30k basic + £3k bonus pa)
Working Hrs: 5 Days incl. weekends (45 to 50 Hrs)

COMPANY INFO
Destination speak-easy styled Cocktail Lounge Bar with Gin Room and live music – aim to amaze and delight (quirky fun interiors, banquet seating), situated in the heart of the West End.
Concept: globally-inspired cocktails paired with fun, casually-styled small plates, afternoon tea and canapes.
Warm-welcoming, relaxed yet attentive service style; special touches and attention to detail with intention to deliver surprise and pleasure to overall guest experience.
Popular for drinks and for large bookings, celebrations, venue hire – offering range of cocktail tastings / masterclasses through the year.
7 day operation / kitchen service: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm (av. £6k weekly net food sales)
Multi-award winning independent group with three new openings confirmed for 2020; ongoing high-praise reviews and online ratings; continued group investment and innovation.
Progressive, fun and inclusive work environment where input and ownership are encouraged.
Good levels of trust and autonomy, ongoing development plus movement and involvement in new openings. Work-life balance / recognition-reward company values.

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Reporting to and supported by the Group Executive chef, working closing with the FOH team to develop menus and evolve the food offering with botanical cocktail theme in mind.
Brigade: Head chef, Sous chef, Kitchen Assistants (working with one KA on service)
Overall responsibilities:
Menu development (costings, specs, tastings); very busy, wet-led place; opportunity to come up with cool ideas in line with theme to drive food business forward
Daily smooth running of the kitchen and service; daily fresh food production and expediting
Stock and inventory management; ordering and supplier relations; invoices; auditing; GP calculation (70% GP target)
Team hiring, leadership, supervision and development – creating a positive and proactive work environment encouraging team input and ownership
Overall kitchen cost control; kitchen admin; rostering; personnel files; H&S / HACCP; kitchen compliance records; maintenance of kitchen and equipment

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Seeking a confident, creative Chef with flair for menu development (fun, quirky plates, afternoon tea and canapes)
Good knowledge of current food trends; passion to work with high quality, seasonal produce supported by good organisation; strong communication, leadership and team training skills.

SALARY & BENEFITS
Start package: £30,000 basic salary (paid monthly) + £3,000 bonus (paid quarterly) pa
Total: £33,000 paPermanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period: regular salary reviews (performance and food sales dependent); excellent opportunities of progression and movement within this expanding group (2020 openings confirmed); 28 days paid annual leave; workplace pension option; team excursions; FAM trips; laundered uniform; meals on duty
Management discount: £30.00 daily tab for use at all group venues / 50% discount thereafter
Approx. 45 – 50 hrs p wk / 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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