Gastropub Head Chef

  • Job Reference: Xpress/WT/8339
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Xpress Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £45k+ Package (Salary, Tips, Bonus)
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

£45k+ Package (Salary, Tips, Bonus)


The Place: 

Situated in Edinburgh's suburbs, this ever-popular and well-respected Gastropub is part of a leading Scottish based independent multi-property-based Group that mainly operates on the East Coast of Scotland. An exciting opportunity for a new Head Chef to join one of our client's Edinburgh based properties. This is a great opportunity! 


The Job:

As Head Chef you will in essence be responsible along with the current long-standing GM for your own business unit, and you will report directly to the Group Executive Chef, who is there as a support and also someone who can assist in making sure you and your team are able to get the best possible ingredients, tools and equipment to do the job at hand. As Head Chef, you and the Kitchen Team will take full responsibility and oversee the Kitchen operations in this Gastropub eatery, providing a first-class dining experience. As Head Chef, you will train, develop, and motivate all of the junior team; improving and maintaining standards to ensure the customer's needs are met and exceeded. Working closely with the Group Executive Chef & GM to further develop the offering whilst maintaining exceptionally high standards on every plate.


The Person:

The role would suit an experienced Head Chef or an experienced Sous Chef looking for their first Head Chef role (if you are able to demonstrate gastropub experience and kitchen management leadership). You must have a good understanding of food costs, controls within a quality environment and management of a whole team. Skilled in manning levels and team development are also essential. Excellent presentation and FOH liaison skills are essential to ensure the best standard of quality and delivery for the customer.


The Rewards:

A competitive package of circa £45k+ (Salary, Bonus & Tip dividends) will be offered to the right candidate. Along with outstanding additional benefits and the potential to one day be backed to have your own venue or a Kitchen that you own and operate within the company in the long term is an option.


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