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Executive Head Chef

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    Multi Sector

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    Salary DOE

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    3D Personnel

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    12 months ago

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Executive Head Chef
Ref: VAC-12803
Full time position
Co. Derry based
Salary/Remuneration DOE
Our client is a successful hotel with decades of experience in the industry and a reputation for delivering complete guest satisfaction. Now seeking an Executive Head Chef to join their leadership team.

Responsible For: All Chefs, Kitchen Porters.
Reports To: General Manager.

Primary Objective of Position
To take full responsibility for the management of the property’s kitchens by providing the highest food quality consistent with cost control and profitability margins; hence maximise guest satisfaction and food profitability. All work is carried out in line with the hotel’s guidelines and budgets.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
Controlling and directing the food preparation process and any other relative activity
Constructing menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings
Ensures the highest food quality appropriate to the market in all areas of the kitchen operations
Adheres to the property’s standards of food quality, preparation, recipes and presentation
Ensures proper staffing and adequate supplies for all stations
Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
Arranges repairs of equipment when necessary
Oversees the work of all chefs
Supervises the proper set-up of each item on menus and ensures their readiness
Oversees the seasonings, portions and appearance of food service in the operation
Stores unused food properly to minimises waste and maximise quality
Ensure correct preparation and delivery times are kept and food quality is maintained
Assures proper safety, hygiene and sanitation practices are followed
Checks and orders fresh products and dry storage items requires by kitchen
Encourages increased communication between kitchen production and service staff
Ensures readiness and makes priorities in case of last minute changes to reservations
Keeps all temperature records up to date.
Maintains records of payroll and attendance

Successful candidates must have:
The salary will depend on experience and will be discussed at interview. I have attached the job description.

3 years’ experience of Executive Head Chef in similar type of hotel;
Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering;
Have worked in a hotel environment with banqueting of 100+ covers;
Ability to work at speed and in high volume situations in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining quality.
Have the ability to control 2 different styles of restaurants;
Demonstrate good leadership skills in the kitchen;
Excellent and innovative culinary and presentation skills;
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills;
A forward planner who can prevent wastage;
The ability to write and cost menus that are both creative and profitable;
Have a good financial understanding with the ability to work to budget and cost accurately;
Be flexible, organised and a good leader with a can-do attitude;
Have a full understanding of Health & Safety Practices;
Understand HACCP & COSHH procedures and able to keep updated and within regulations.

Understanding of Employment Legislation;
Be computer literate.

Closing Date of completed applications: Noon on Monday 30 August 2021

How to Apply:
Please send your full and up to date CV along with a cover note or email to David/Robert in our Multi-Sector team in order to apply for this role.
Please note at this time, applications can only be accepted from those who already hold legal right to work in Ireland.

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