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5 months ago
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Kitchen and Catering
Category: Chef and Catering Jobs
Skills Required

people skills



flair for cooking

leadership skills

We’re looking for a Head Chef to help lead the kitchen team in our busy Hotel

You will support the Executive Head Chef and be responsible for a diverse team, serving the highest standard of food seven days per week. Our kitchen can serve over a thousand meals per week including breakfast, lunch, dinner, conference & events and room service. This role has would be perfect for someone looking to progress in their career with ambition to become Executive Head Chef.

Your day to day;

* You will be responsible for ensuring that ingredients are stored, prepared, cooked and presented to the highest standard that meets our guests’ requirements and complies with food safety guidelines

* Ensuring a clean and hygienic kitchen environment is maintained at all times, following food safety management procedures and keeping the necessary records that meet internal and external standards

* Support the development of menus and dishes in line with business requirements

* Use provided technology to aid menu planning, purchasing and safety procedures

* Support the Executive Head Chef and the hotels’ leadership team to ensure a safe environment for both guests and staff

* You will constantly focus on improving the performance of your team and yourself, consistently achieving targets and delivering results

Who are we looking for?

Someone with a proven track record of managing rotas and controlling labour costs. You must understand the need to consider team characteristics and their collective productivity.

You will be comfortable collaborating with other senior managers in the hotel, sharing best practices in recruitment, retention and developing talented individuals.

Someone who can set measurable, challenging goals for all team members, finding ways to improve staff knowledge and their approach, coaching and mentoring all kitchen managers.

You will have a grasp of the principles of supply chain management, waste management, sustainable procurement and working practices in the kitchen. Understanding the principles of profit and loss and recognising how you can support the overall financial performance of the business through an efficient operation, building on past experience to achieve annual budgets.

In return, we are offering a rewarding role with scope for career progression along with;

* A competitive salary, negotiable dependent on experience

* 28 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years)

* Health cash plan

* Generous employee discounts

* Life assurance

* Bespoke training programmes accessible to all

* An engaging & supportive work environment

Aztec Hotel & Spa is a four-star property welcoming leisure and business guests. With 128 guest rooms, 20 meeting rooms, a restaurant, bar and spa, it's a busy place to work. Situated around 10 miles outside Bristol, it is close enough to enjoy the city whilst also offering easy access to the motorways - and it has also been named in the top 10 places to work in hospitality. It is part of The House of Daniel Thwaites, a unique collective of Inns, Hotels & Spas offering warm hospitality and high quality service in a welcoming environment.

Thwaites was established in 1807 and to this day remains a family run Business. We have Hotels, Inns, Pubs and a Brewery and are focused on providing superb hospitality in outstanding properties in great locations –

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