Head Chef

Job Category: Head Chef/Kitchen Manager

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Job Location: Lisburn

Job Salary: Up To £35,000 (Dependent on Experience)

Summary of the Role

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Kitchen under the guidance of the Executive Head Chef and ensure focus on driving production, sales, profitability and training through the successful leadership of the Team.

The role entails producing a range of high quality and creative dishes to Carnbrooke high standards.

Main Duties

  • Take ownership of department to ensure optimum performance – growing sales and improving margin.
  • Review production schedules to determine variety and quantity of goods to cook and to assemble supplies and equipment needs for daily preparation of food.
  • Ensure the highest standards and consistent quality in daily preparation and keep up to date with new recipes and preparation techniques.
  • Produce products of consistent quality, giving details of all the recipes, ingredients and packing standards
  • Accurately and timely complete all required documentation to ensure clear traceability.
  • Ensure HACCP File is adhered to and that all legal requirements are met, including but not limited to, temperature checks, cleaning schedules and food safety procedures
  • Lead and engage the Team to deliver exceptional standards
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness by taking control of costs and improving margins.
  • Critically appraise and take control of waste, shrinkage & stock loss in the department, introducing initiatives to improve.
  • Develop new food concepts & initiatives in line with the Carnbrooke business strategy
  • Maintain a safe food environment within your department, complying with health and safety regulations, internal & external audit requirements.

Person Specification

The Person must have:

Essential Criteria

  • Proven work experience as a head chef/ kitchen manager
  • Appropriate Food/ Hospitality qualifications/ Food Safety
  • Strong leadership, motivational and people skills
  • Ability to understand financial drivers for the business and interpretation of financial data relevant to role
  • A courteous and helpful manner, with an enthusiasm for customer service
  • Good communication skills and the desire to give our customers an enjoyable shopping experience.
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