Head Chef, City Centre Edinburgh

  • Job Reference: Xpress/WT/8341
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Xpress Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £28,000 to £32,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Great Work/Life balance and contributing to society
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

If what you are after is beyond the salary on offer, then read on........


The Place: 

Our client has well established charitable organisational links and operates as a destination restaurant yet sustainable “Charity enriching business”, Charity-linked, focussed restaurant that delivers an exceptional eating experience, employs a kitchen brigade of circa 5 and works on several initiatives that support vulnerable people.


The Job: 

Overall as Head Chef, you will lead all the kitchen operations, ensuring a safe and enjoyable workplace for all employees.
You will maximise and develop the Kitchen operations along with the senior management team.
Be involved with all food development, for of all menus, recipes, specifications and methods for every dish that is created and then followed by the team to always ensure consistency of product
Work with the Digital Manager to create content for social media
Create an amazing working environment for all chefs, balanced with the requirements of the business to ensure you have happy people committed to the team
Develop skill levels of all chefs at all levels along with the Owner of the business & FLOW hospitality
Liaise with the GM to ensure a high level of maintenance of equipment
Run shifts with maximum effectiveness and efficiency ensuring delivery times are met for the customer
Stock taking and managing the stock control system


The Person: 

This position is probably ideal for someone entering their first Head Chef position as they will provide a lot of support to the role for the management side of operations ie financial management, training, nurturing, development, HR, etc
Good experience in preparing freshly cooked food to order
Leads by example by displaying a hard work ethic, motivation and passion and works to instil these values in the team
Previously worked where all is prepared from scratch and delivered a quality casual eating experience with a Scottish produce influence
Our values are in line with your values - Care, Passion, Understanding, Empathy, Exceeding in Life
Would you relish the chance to make your mark, create your own dishes, and develop the menus/food offer while having a positive impact on those in need?


The Rewards:

A salary up to £32k plus bonuses and the opportunity for profit share will be offered to the right candidate but this is more about giving back to society and getting a good work-life balance with the ultimate aim of 4 days on, 3 days off.



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