Executive Head Chef

  • Job Reference: Xpress/WT/8362
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Xpress Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus bonus potential and group career progression
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Place:

Xpress is delighted to be working with one of Edinburgh's leading hotels. Owing to internal changes our client is now looking to attract a highly experienced and talented Executive/Head Chef who is ready to step into the position of Executive Head Chef and lead a highly talented and driven brigade of circa 20. As Executive Head Chef, you must be able to demonstrate an outstanding structured career cv to date incorporating the ability to manage teams that deliver rosette level Restaurant dining, bar brasserie dining along with volumes related to Wedding and Conference business.


The Job: 

As Executive Head Chef, you will be totally responsible for managing the complete day-to-day running of this business which will be agreed by you and the hotel executive team as part of the overall estate strategic vision and development. You will be fully accountable for the financial day-to-day targets as well as all agreed GP’s and supplier negotiations input, you will be fully on board with the product and will work to a clear business plan. Working with outstanding fresh food, developing award-winning dishes that epitomise the high standards of this hotel.


The Person:   

Our client is looking for someone who has a passion for delivering great service. with exceptional people-management skills to get the best out of your team. As well as a good working knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety and Allergen Legislation understanding.  Previous experience in a similar role is essential as are computer skills and financial acumen, together with the ability to organise and prioritise a busy workload. As Executive Head Chef, you will be someone that still enjoys working and cooking and developing your team around you as well as being able to delegate and motivate others to achieve great results.


The Rewards: 

Our client is looking to appoint an Executive Head Chef on a salary up to £55,000. This business sees this as a long-term appointment with good growth and career progression in this global operator for the right individual through tangible results and contribution.



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