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Head Chef-Famed West London Restaurant Rooms-Own Menus

Position: Head Chef
Operation: Restaurant RDR Bar
Location: West London
Salary: £40k basic & £4k bonus
Working Hrs: 5 Days / 7 Shifts (48 – 50 Hrs)

Company Info
This iconic West London Restaurant & Bar independent set over 2 floors with private dining rooms and orangery offers high end seasonal British dining in the rustic style (2 AA rosette); a relaxed welcoming vibe; entertainment and live music and is also popular for private parties and exclusive hire.
Own monthly changing (short) a la carte menu showcasing premium produce sourced from quality UK growers and suppliers & Sunday lunch and private dining menus.
Massive kitchen with separate pastry area; high spec / well-maintained equipment incl. rationale ovens, water-baths, gas-top stove and plancher.

Role Description
Responsible for all aspects of kitchen management; working closely with the General Manager with the support of an established brigade.

Duties include:

Monthly menu planning including costing & spec. sheets (high end rustic / 2 AA Rosette level), tastings & FOH menu briefings
Running service, team direction & organisation, maintaining high food quality & service standards
Food ordering, stock management, supplier relations & invoices, monthly stock audits, maintaining 70% GP margin
Kitchen rotas, recruitment, team training & development, personnel files (appraisals, disciplinary & grievance procedures)
Kitchen compliance: maintaining Health & Safety, Fire Safety & First Aid records, ongoing maintenance of kitchen & equipment, EHO and local authority relations

Desired Attributes
This role would suit a confident, creative and experienced Head Chef with a background in quality restaurant brasserie / gastro kitchens.
A Chef with lots of energy & drive coupled with good people management skills.
Good knowledge of current food trends; strong organisation & training skills; proven track record of delivering on GP & targets without compromise to quality & standards desired.

Salary & Benefits
Start package: £40,000 basic pa & £4,000 annual bonus (paid quarterly / subject to GP, labour and kitchen hygiene KPIs)

Permanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period: regular salary reviews (performance and food sales dependent); excellent opportunities of movement and progression within the group (2018 openings confirmed); 28 days paid annual leave; workplace pension option; team excursions; FAM trips; staff discounts; laundered uniform; meals on duty

Approx. 48 – 50 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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