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Head Chef-New City Gastro Opening-Own British Menus

Position: Head Chef
Operation: 2 Floor Gastro Independent / New Opening
Location: City of London
Salary: £34k / £35k basic & £4k bonus
Working Hrs: 5 Days / 7 Shifts (48 – 50 Hrs)

Company Info
Award-winning independent group operating a collection of flagship restaurant and neighbourhood Gastro properties across London is set to launch a new 2-floor gastro property in the City.

Menu: seasonal classic British with a modern twist – all fresh / monthly menu change supported by bar and daily specials.
Kitchen: all new equipment including robot coupe; vac-pacs; vitamix; pans, etc with additional prep kitchen on next floor.
7 days operation: offering lunch / dinner mid-week, Saturday brunch and classic Roast on Sundays
Forecasted food sales: £8,000 to £10,000 net per week.

Role Description
Responsible for all aspects of kitchen management; working closely with the General Manager with the support of the brigade (Sous chef, 2 CDPs, KPs):

Duties include:
Menu planning (recipe specs, costings, tastings)
Overseeing the smooth running of the kitchen; ensuring optimum team performance to maintain high food quality & service standards
Stock management: ordering, supplier relations & invoices, wastage control, monthly stock audits, maintaining 70% GP target
Kitchen paperwork: rostering, invoices, sales / cost reporting, payroll / time sheets, daily compliance files
Responsible for hiring, team training & development, personnel files

Great opportunity to work within a forward-thinking, progressive, expanding group with strong commitment to quality and the customer. Also good work-life ethos and recognition and reward culture.

Desired Attributes
This role would suit a confident, creative and experienced Head Chef with a background in quality 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: £34,000 to £35,000 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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