Head Chef Job

Head Chef Job

I am pleased to be working with a pioneering client who are seeking anexperienced Head Chef to join the fine dining restaurant. The Hotel and Restaurant are very well known to locals and tourists who travel to experience the culinary delights of the restaurant. The busy restaurant prides itself on fabulous, seasonal, fresh food and achieving the highest possible standards.


  • Head Chef in all aspects of planning, organising and communicating within all kitchen departments.

  • Responsible for building a motivated team by taking an active interest in their welfare, safety and development.

  • Leading the team.

  • To work with the restaurant team to understand customer expectations, comments and to handle any complaints to satisfy the customer promptly.

  • To consistently prepare and cook all food to the standards and dish specifications and train the team to do the same.

  • To be hands on and present during the busy service periods.

  • To be a team player at all times and be prepared to be flexible in order to ensure that all operations are always as guest-focused, efficient and profitable as possible.


  • The Head Chef must be an inspirational leader, motivating and developing the team with their correct example and creating a culture of passion and enthusiasm for the preparation and service of food.

  • The Head chef will cultivate an excellent working partnership with the restaurant management team.

  • You must assist in providing food that not only exceeds the guest expectations in flavour, substance and presentation, but is also in line with agreed company & legal standards.

  • Be a role model for the team by actively displaying consistent cooking skills, a positive & proactive attitude and hygienic appearance at all times.

  • To encourage team members to continually improve their performance – recognizing, praising and rewarding excellent performance in the team.

  • To develop strong team relations by encouraging open communication between all members of the restaurant team both front and back of house


  • To ensure the menu, daily specials and special menus are available, as appropriate.

  • To ensure functions menus are managed effectively.

  • To ensure that the kitchen team are fully prepared, stocked and set for service.

  • To be responsible for the performance of the whole kitchen team and the delivery of quality food.

  • Responsible for recruitment, supervision, planning, training, coaching and developing of the kitchen team to meet the needs of the guest, the business and the company.

  • To be responsible for the performance of the whole kitchen team and the delivery of quality food.

  • To actively be part of the kitchen management team, ensuring on-job training for the team.

  • To promote best practice within the kitchen & constantly look to improve processes & procedures.

  • Responsible for and make follow-up checks to ensure the performance of the kitchen and kitchen team.

  • To lead tastings and train all team members in food knowledge at every opportunity.

  • To ensure that kitchen team understands the correct preparation, cooking, presentation & service of food.

  • To carry out formal discussions with the team, provide updates & evidence for your Manager to support possible disciplinary processes.

  • To attend, communicate effectively at & contribute to weekly management meetings and shift briefings every day.

  • To take responsibility for your own career path and continuous self-improvement/


  • Competitive salary - £42,000/£45,000 dependant on experience

  • Holiday and Sick pay

  • Working with pioneering chefs

  • Progression within the company

  • Nurturing and encouraging environment.

If you would like to apply for this position or require any further information, please contact Rebeccac@greycoatlumleys.co.uk 0207 630 0545