Head Chef - Northumberland

Ref: 666 Date Posted: Sunday 18 Feb 2024

Arecibo are recruiting for a Head Chef for our client, a luxury 4-star, 2 rosette awarded hotel boasting 50 bedrooms and conference facilities for up to 300. This is a great opportunity for an experienced culinary professional to lead the kitchen operations in a picturesque countryside setting. The successful candidate will have the responsibility of managing a busy kitchen, focusing on both high quality and quantity of dishes whilst adhering to cost management and safety standards.

Key responsibilities and qualifications for the role include:

  • Previous 2 AA Rosette Head Chef Experience: Essential for the role, demonstrating the ability to maintain high culinary standards in a luxury and busy hotel environment.
  • Industry Relevant Qualifications: Candidates with intermediate food handler qualifications are preferred, though training will be provided as needed.
  • Immaculate Presentation Standards: Essential for upholding the hotel's reputation for excellence in all culinary aspects.
  • Good Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with guests and colleagues at all levels, fostering a positive atmosphere in the kitchen.
  • Passion for Guest Satisfaction: Commitment to exceeding guest expectations consistently.
  • Eligibility to Work in the UK: A requirement for all candidates.
  • Stock Management: Overseeing stock take, ordering, and delivery processes, ensuring proper food storage.
  • Health & Safety Compliance: Ensuring adherence to health and safety regulations, maintaining safe working practices.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Providing guidance and leadership to kitchen staff, overseeing training, discipline, and development.
  • Human Resource Management: Conducting departmental inductions, reviews, appraisals, and personal development plans for kitchen staff.

The role offers a competitive package and opportunities for career advancement within the hotel's reputable organisation. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to explore this exciting opportunity further.