Head Chef

Woodland Cafe | Long Ashes Park

FRIENDLY TEAM | TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES | FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP | COMPETITIVE PAY

An opportunity has arisen for a full time and part-time experienced Chef to join our team at the Long Ashes Leisure Club. We are looking for two individuals to manage and coordinate the day-to-day operation of the Leisure Club kitchen, providing the highest and most consistent standards of food preparation and delivery. You will be responsible for the development of the menu and the GP and will need to ensure that the kitchen and associated paperwork meets the 5-star standard required by the EHO at all times.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the kitchen.
  • Monitor the day-to-day requirements and upcoming events to order ingredients and products correctly, maintaining an adequate level of stock. Accurately record the receipt of goods delivered and immediately report any short or incorrect delivery.
  • Oversee members of the café team who provide kitchen support, managing workloads and responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively and manage the delivery of the required standards and timings, ensuring the café team delivers exemplary food and service consistently.
  • Encourage an atmosphere of respect and co-working amongst colleagues.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire the café team, driving them to exceed customer expectations.
  • Coordinate staff training and development, ensuring the café team are trained and aware of their roles and responsibilities and are equipped to carry out their tasks effectively and to a high standard.
  • Work with the Park Manager on staff rotas and holiday planning.
  • Work with the management team to plan events and associated menus, analyse sales figures and customer feedback, in order to consistently review and improve our offering.
  • To ensure effective channels of communication at all levels so every member of the team is aware of the customer requirements and objectives and the part they play in the successful delivery of these requirements.
  • Be proficient in the understanding of the law regarding allergens, ensuring that every dish is accurately assessed with the allergens recorded for the café team.
  • Create menus with an innovative approach, considering the requirements of our customers and ensuring that the required GP is met.
  • Work with appointed suppliers to source high-quality ingredients at the best possible price.
  • Take pride in the presentation and quality of food from your kitchen, ensuring the customer always receives an exceptional standard of food.
  • Complete wastage and staff food logs to accurately record GPs.
  • Be passionate about great food, keep up to date with trends in the food industry and optimise kitchen processes.
  • Demonstrate a high level of food safety knowledge and follow recommended practices.
  • Undertake regular audits of all areas within the kitchen and storage areas to ensure complete adherence to agreed policies and EHO regulations.
  • Ensure that all daily, weekly and monthly paperwork is completed in the Safer Food Better Business records.
  • Ensure that all equipment is working safely and compliant with manufacturers guidelines for operation.
  • To maintain the cleanliness and care of the equipment and working areas used in accordance with the standards required by Law and Company procedure.
  • To comply with the relevant duties and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (as amended) and all relevant Codes of Safe Working Practice, policies and other health and safety information relevant to the area of work.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2 minimum
  • Excellent understanding of food hygiene regulations
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a chef in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Proven experience in managing a kitchen
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English

Skills and Attributes

  • A highly organised individual who thrives working under pressure and can react quickly to situations, using your initiative.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks and manage workload effectively.
  • An approachable individual with the ability to inspire a team.
  • Must have an innovative and inspiring approach with a keen eye for detail.
  • Must have outstanding communication and leadership skills with a hands-on approach, leading the team from the front, whilst consistently delivering high standards.
  • Must have a flexible approach to working arrangements and an ability to align working hours with customer demand and workload.

Benefits:

  • FREE gym membership, including the pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
  • Discounts on food, drink and accommodation
  • Discounts on beauty and spa treatments at Long Ashes Pure Spa
  • Discounts at Envy Hairdressing

Salary dependent on experience

For further information or to apply, please contact us on 01756 752261 or info@longashespark.co

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