Head Chef

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  • Newbury (WBK)
  • Permanent contract
  • Full Time
  • Industry: Hotels, Restaurants
  • Required experience: 3-5 years
  • Highest degree: BTEC National

Company: Relais & Châteaux jobs The Vineyard

The Vineyard has been described as a temple to Californian wine. Just outside Newbury, about an hour from London, it certainly deserves its reputation and more. The cellar holds over 30,000 wines from both the New and Old Worlds, as well as the unique and award-winning estate wines of the owner, Sir Peter Michael. It is also celebrated for its contemporary French cooking with a Mediterranean touch, using seasonal sustainable produce prepared by the executive chef. The hotel lives up to expectations, too: traditional bedrooms, spacious contemporary suites, spa and a private art collection to die for, make it a delightful retreat for gourmands and the curious alike.

Job description

As an award winning employer, we believe that investment in each and every one of our staff members is key to the success of our business and happiness of our customers. As an employer, The Vineyard Group offers support, training and development opportunities to help your career flourish. The Vineyard is a 5* Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, we work to support, understand and respect each other and our guests whilst providing an excellent standard in everything we do.

We are currently recruiting for a Head Chef to join our hotel who will report directly to the Executive Chef, on a full time, permanent contract, working 45 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days, as a 365 day business you may be required to work evenings/weekends/bank holidays.

We are looking for a Head Chef, who is dedicated, hardworking, polite with strong leadership skills and an individual who possesses excellent communication skills with strong spoken and written English skills.

Summary of role:
To effectively manage the overall food offering, from menu planning & costing to ordering, food preparation & service.
To train and develop a small team to ensure the standards are achieved at all times and that procedures are followed to operate a successful kitchen within the food hygiene regulations and within the unit budget.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.To plan, cost & produce suitable menu's for the Hotel's needs.
2.To ensure rotas are effective & efficient and within budgeted payroll costs.
3.To be responsible for achieving the food cost of sales budget.
4.To order all food items, control security, and minimise any wastage.
5.To conduct competitor price comparisons on food and food items as required.
6.To order non-food items as required i.e. crockery, utensils & equipment.
7.To oversee the cleaning rota for the kitchen and ensure that the standards are met and maintained at all times.
8.To order all cleaning products efficiently and cost effectively.
9.To carry out reports and duties as required by the General Manager/ Executive chef.
10.To work closely with the front of house team to ensure they are knowledgeable about all food served and are able to recommend food items to customers. To discuss operational ideas, customer feedback and constantly look at ways to improve the food offering & service.
11.To work with Executive Chef at the hotel with menu suggestions, changes & ideas and regarding staffing support.
12.To ensure daily and weekly checklists are used and completed and all time sheets are recorded properly and on time.
13.To ensure all food areas of the kitchen are neat, clean and tidy at all times.
14.To report to the Property Services and maintenance issues or Health & Safety issues.
15.To deal with any complaints or incidents in a professional and effective manner.
16.To abide by Health and Safety Regulations as required by Law

In order to be successful in this role as a Head Chef, you will need to have worked as a Head chef in a 5 star and Michelin star property. Must speak fluent English. Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card, as required by local law.

Benefits Package:
In return we offer the successful Head Chef, a very competitive salary as well as a market leading benefits package including:

- Skills and Career Development opportunities
- Employee recognition rewards
- Service Charge
- New employee referral scheme
- Staff uniforms including cleaning
- Meals whilst on duty
- Holiday allowance starting at 28 days (including bank holidays)

Salary and benefits

Salary: salary according to profile


Reference: RC36391382 36391382


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