Chef

  • Job Reference: 00006849-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: The National Trust for Scotland
  • Location: Culzean
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £24,252 - £25,877 pro-rata, per annum
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels, Contract Catering, Temp, Interim & Seasonal, Restaurant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

To assist the Head Chef in the day-to-day management of the food services to ensure that all targets are met, and all visitors receive the highest level of visitor experience standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Assist the Head Chef with the development of the Menu Cycle/Specification
• Contribute to food production as per the Menu Cycle/Specification and event Food Production (corporate, hospitality, meetings etc)
• Keeping up to date HACCP, COSHH checklists and temperature sheets.
• Ensure high Standards of Kitchen Hygiene, Cleanliness, Tidiness and related Schedules
• Use fresh Produce and Ingredients whenever and wherever is possible and minimise wastage.
• Maintain a high standard of Food Presentation to the Customer
• Share in the common responsibility of implementing the Trust’s “Health & Safety Policy”, being mindful at all times of the health and safety of self, staff, volunteers, and visitors.
• Share in the common responsibility of working in a manner mindful of the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g. efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, considered use of transport
• Help to reduce occurrences where Health or Safety of yourself and other employees may be put in jeopardy
• Adherence to the COSHH Training provided and control of substances covered by COSHH
• Involvement in the upkeep and maintenance of both the entire department site and, specifically, the Catering Outlets
• Involvement in assessing and preserving the safety of utensils and equipment used within the Catering Outlets

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

Qualifications
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
• Preferably a recognised formal qualification in culinary arts





Skills, experience & knowledge

Essential

The above outlines the key skills the job holder will need to possess and exercise. In addition, either knowledge of or experience in the following is required:
• Demonstrable experience as a chef in a minimum of 1 rosette Standard in preparing and producing food to a consistently high standard using fresh products and ingredients.
• Highly developed organisational skills, deployable in a multi-tasking environment.
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including influencing/persuasion.
• Ability to work as part of a team and the ability to foster and motivate a team.
• An understanding and commitment to the aims and objectives of the National Trust for Scotland.
• Living the values of the National Trust for Scotland and encourage colleagues to do the same o The ability and willingness to understand others’ perspectives and to consider the impact of your actions on them and to adapt your actions as necessary.
• The ability and willingness to learn and try new things, to be flexible and step outside of your comfort zone.
• An open and honest way of communicating, ready to ask others for their ideas and to be open to hear and consider different points of view.
• A pro-active approach to taking initiative and to driving forward ideas and projects designed to improve daily operations and deliver an exceptional visitor experience.