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Head Chef-Popular Gastro-Monthly Menus-Nepoletana Pizza-Summer Burger Shack

Position: Head Chef
Operation: Gastro Pub Dining & Garden independent
Location: South West London
Salary: £35,000 base pa & £5,000 bonus
Working Hrs: 5 Days / 7 Shifts

Popular neighbourhood Pub independent situated in central South West London – features open plan dining space with banquets and leather sofas, horse-shoe bar, event space and small garden with summer burger-shack.
Emphasis on sourcing best seasonal ingredients from small UK producers and suppliers.
Monthly changing gastro-bistro menus (lunch / dinner / Sunday) offering an exciting range of classic / crowd-pleasing dishes with a twist plus authentic Napoletano pizza (all fresh / prepped from scratch) – supported by an extensive range of continental craft beer and wines.
Relaxed, informed service style; home-from-home atmosphere & vibe; live sport plus regular live music and comedy events.
Popular for private hire and parties.
Av. £10,000 to £14,000 weekly net food sales (good regular / repeat custom)
Pizza sales av. 40% of total food sales
Covers: steady mid-week, peaking at weekends (kitchen closing 9 pm – 10 pm)

Responsible for all aspects of kitchen management; working closely with the General Manager with the support of Sous chef and chef / KP team, responsibilities:
Weekly / Monthly menu planning, costing & spec. sheets plus tastings and briefings (seasonal rustic to 1AA Rosette standard)
Daily kitchen management: planning and organisation, team direction and supervision, ensuring smooth service delivery, maintaining highest levels of quality and standards on ongoing basis
Stock / inventory management: purchasing, supplier relations, invoices, computerised stock sheets, wastage control, monthly audits, maintaining set GP target
Team hiring, training & development
Kitchen admin: rostering, personnel files, P&L and compliance records
EHO relations, maintenance of kitchen and equipment, regular staff and management meetings, supplier site visits

This role would suit a confident, creative and experienced Head chef with a background in quality food-led gastro-pub kitchens.
Good knowledge of current food trends; strong organisation & training skills; proven track record of delivering on GP & targets without compromise to quality & standards.

£35,000 base salary to start pa & £5,000 annual bonus (paid quarterly)
Permanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period; regular salary reviews;  courses as required; 28 days annual leave; workplace pension option; FAM trips and team excursions; staff discounts; laundered uniform; meals on duty; strong operational support
Future scope: movement and involvement in new openings (average four new London openings per year); group ops. support progression opportunities
Approx. 50 – 55 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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