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8 months ago
Handpicked Hotels
Salary: £36
Location: Kent
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Kitchen and Catering
Category: Chef and Catering Jobs
Job Description

Head Chef - Brandshatch Place Hotel - Part of the Hand Picked Hotels collection

We are recruiting for a Head Chef to lead the Kitchen brigade at Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa. This is a 38 bedroom Hotel with 2 Kitchens - one for our Hotel and restaurant and one for our busy Health Club & Spa.

What does the role involve?

As Head Chef you will take responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high standards of cuisine and for managing our talented and hardworking Kitchen brigade.

Actively contributing to driving food sales through inspiring and creative menu planning, you will ensure the kitchen team are inspired to achieve targets.

Who is this position suitable for?

This role would suit a Senior Sous Chef looking for their first Head Chef position or a Head Chef looking to work within the Kent area. Candidates must have Hotel experience.

You will need to be able to manage people demonstrating a positive attitude and leading by example, have good knowledge of Health & Safety and HACCP and be able to plan rotas to manage payroll costs effectively.

Competencies of a Head Chef:

* You must be passionate about delivering outstanding hospitality to our guests whilst demonstrating good food knowledge.

* The ability to establish rapport and deliver high standards of service with a genuine and approachable manner is essential.

* Previous experience in a similar environment is essential

Benefits & Rewards

The benefits include an Annual Head Chef bonus scheme, Free use of our Health Club facilities worth £65 per month, Excellent Management Training & Development courses and £30 staff stays with Hand Picked Hotels.

We hold two annual conferences for our Head Chefs - all expenses paid.

Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of country house hotels throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. With welcoming and charming service delivered in inspirational surroundings, our guests are encouraged to feel at home, relax, kick off their shoes and indulge!

Our core values are family, initiative, welcoming, individuality, and local engagement - you make it Hand Picked.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Company Benefits

Holiday entitlement increasing with service

Recognition and incentive schemes

Generous recommend a friend scheme

Generous employee hotel stay discounts

Training opportunities for every department

Staff consultative committee / team member forum

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