Head Chef - Swindon

Up to £30,000 per annum - Hospitality
Ref: 598 Date Posted: Monday 24 Jan 2022
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Job Title Head Chef
Location Swindon
Salary £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Term Permanent


Role Responsibility

  • The Head Chef role is to co-ordinate the preparation of all food, and responsibility for overseeing all catering and hospitality operations. 
  • Work within a team, lead by example and take responsibility when needed, act with initiative, demonstrate energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ensure that all Kitchen staff are properly managed and fully briefed.
  • Deliver prompt and efficient production/preparation and service of meals.
  • Act with due diligence to ensure that all food is prepared with care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements and allergies, accurately reporting and recording allergen information
  • Monitor waste, ensuring that it is kept to a minimum and action plans are put in place as necessary
  • Demonstrate innovation in our foodservice offers
  • Manage the cleanliness and hygiene and oversee all health and safety of the operation to the required standard
  • Manage and control purchasing costs.
  • Report immediately any incidents or accidents, fire, theft, loss, damage, unfit food, or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate

Candidate requirements:

  • Previous experience catering to high volumes and fine-dining experience 
  • IOSH or Advanced Food Hygiene Certification
  • CIEH Level 3 or relevant NVQ/Diploma
  • Proactive, team-player with excellent time-management and leadership skills.
  • Confident with strong communication skills, able to interface at all levels
  • Highly organised, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in all aspects - working hours will vary, dependent on match’s and event days.
  • IT literate
  • Personal innovation and passion
  • Demonstrative customer focus and service skills
  • Strong financial understanding and demonstrable budgeting management