Head Chef

  • Job Reference: 00004924-1
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2022
  • Recruiter: The Black Watch Castle and Museum
  • Location: The Black Watch Castle and Museum
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: 23,000 - 27,000
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels, Contract Catering, Temp, Interim & Seasonal, Restaurant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

DESCRIPTION
This is an opportunity to join a 5 star award-winning Visitor Attraction. We are looking for a Head Chef who is passionate about using local produce and delivering a high standard of food for our Bistro.

The role offers a very good work-life balance - 35 hours per week daytime hours, the only evening work is for private events. Generous holiday allowance including shut down period over Christmas and New Year.

PURPOSE OF JOB
• To manage the kitchen in areas of profit management, stock, waste control, hygiene, organisation, food standards, training, and personnel effectively

• To provide support, guidance, and direction in order to achieve consistency and high standards of performance and presentation

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Maintain a safe, orderly, and clean kitchen, complying with required EHO legislation. Demonstrate this by using correct food-handling techniques, a food management system, and up-to-date cleaning records. Ensuring Health and Safety compliance is adhered to

• Preparing food required for the Bistro and catered events

• Responsible for the daily operations of the kitchen

• Implement and deliver a kitchen training plan

• Providing professional leadership and direction to the kitchen team

• Ensuring all recipes, food preparations, and presentations meet the company’s specifications and commitment to quality

• Assist with menu planning and costing

• Maintain budgeted food costs at all times. Ensure the kitchen team adhere to all recipes and portion control

• Placing food, product, and stock orders

• Preparing the kitchen team rota, and managing the kitchen wages budget

• Required to undertake Duty Management shifts

• Attend regular management meetings

Benefits:
• Company events
• Discounted or free food
• Employee discount
• Flexible schedule
• On-site parking

To apply send your CV and covering letter to anne@theblackwatch.co.uk