|Vacancy Title:||Head chef - Monday - Friday - private members club - W1|
|This is a unique opportunity for a capable and personable Head chef to be part of the fabric and the world of private members clubs, and a part of the buzzy and interesting ( mainly media) community. Full support and handover is offered by current The executive chef and MD with ongoing appraisals and bonus opportunities. Once established and comfortable, autonomy on writing the menu will give the candidate an opportunity to show their flair and creativity and make their own mark on the club , carrying on the tradition of excellent innovative cooking at the club. |
The members club in the heart of London has a strong customer base who
The head chef will need to be strong and experienced in the following areas:
A strong repertoire of dishes and strong quality restaurant background preferred and a sound knowledge of techniques required, along with a skill of writing a balanced, evolving menu.
Stocktaking - full awareness of prices, delivery errors and costing must be followed.
All invoices are tidily collected for the accounts office and kitchen wages submitted to accounts weekly by the head chef.
The head chef makes any menu changes on the kitchen computer and prints ready for upstairs.
An ability to control costs, minimise wastage and achieve a margin of around 70%.
Keeping the staff busy without stressing and overwhelming. Boring but very important, keep a clean kitchen, tidy, organised and complying strictly to food hygiene regulations and record keeping.
Being able to motivate and retain staff, and teach and pass on new skills. Recruiting new staff
Maintain a good relationship and communication with suppliers, negotiating with quality, prices and delivery.
Sunday’s we are closed and at the moment Monday’s as well.
Monday is used as a prep and deep cleaning day involving 1 chef and 1 kp.
Bank holidays, Easter and Christmas (10 days) we are also closed, a good work/ life balance is important to us.
We are open lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday, and Saturdays events/ weddings as necessary.
The kitchen is large and well equipped and maintenance is always addressed.
Although the ergonomics are not brilliant we manage to get a lot of food out with good organisation and planning, any new head chef with fresh eyes could have ideas to change and improve. A new rationale oven and pot wash area was installed recently
|Salary & Benefits:|
|£60 - 65 k per annum|
|great work life balance - unique working environment|
You will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role, along with all the necessary supporting documents.