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Head Chef - popular restaurant

Tunbridge Wells

£45-50,000 + Tips & bonus
Head Chef – popular pub & restaurant - £50,000 - This busy, lively restaurant is currently seeking a professional Head Chef to lead their talented brigade of chefs. There is a positive workplace culture, with monthly team outings, continued training and development and a fun working environment where people enjoy coming to work. Benefits include: A generous salary & bonus Superb tips 5 day week Freedom and creativity with the menus Full brigade in place Great working environment Plenty of support from a team of professionals They prepare fresh, seasonal cuisine and everything is made in house, using locally sourced produce. The successful Head Chef will be responsible for menu design and development, costing and GP’s, stock control, ordering, staff training and motivation and ensuring all health, hygiene and safety procedures are being adhered to. Ideally, we are looking for a dedicated and creative Head Chef with a real passion for cooking. Previous experience within a fast paced, fresh food kitchen will be essential, along with great man management skills and the ability to run a happy, profitable kitchen.

Housekeeping Manager

Tunbridge Wells

£32-35,000
Housekeeping Manager This beautiful mansion house is set within stunning grounds and has a restaurant, banqueting suites for weddings, conferences events and private dining rooms. Currently they are seeking a Head Housekeeper to take full responsibility for the management and operation of the housekeeping department. To actively promote brand values and ensure that the highest levels of guest services are developed and maintained throughout the property. Benefits include: •Company pension •30 days holiday •Staff discount at their other venues •Complimentary parking • Straight shifts, between the hours of 6am to 9pm •Gym facilities which employees can use. Key Responsibilities: •To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and presentation are maintained throughout the hotel. •Prepare all staff working schedules for the department and allocate to staff as appropriate. •Implement periodic cleaning schedules, including spring cleaning and deep cleaning, ensuring that agreed productively levels are maintained. •Planning, organising, and directing team members to ensure the highest degree of guest satisfaction. •Conduct daily inspections of all rooms and public areas. •Establish an efficient lost property system and manage it effectively in line with company policy. •Take responsibility for all staff uniform, their issue, cleaning, upkeep, and control. •To effectively manage all stock including linen, guests’ supplies and cleaning products, undertaking stock checks, and ensuring stock levels are maintained in line with business needs and policies of the company. •Ensure the proper maintenance of all equipment; arrange for repair and/or replacement of used and damaged equipment. •Uphold the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and conduct. •Knowledge of OSHA and safety standards within housekeeping department. •Recruit and train all new housekeeping staff members in line with company procedures. •Manage staff rotas in accordance with hotel occupancy as well as staff holidays, sickness, and absence. Key Skills and Knowledge: •Previous experience managing a team of housekeeping employees through motivation, coaching and development. •Advanced knowledge of housekeeping processes/ and procedures. •Proven excellence in customer service. •Proven comfort and experience to interact effectively with all levels of management, guests, associates, and clientele, both inside and outside of the organization. •Proficiency with general office PC applications. •Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication, and attention to detail. •Must be flexible with working evenings, weekends, and holidays. •A minimum of 4 years’ experience in all aspects of housekeeping within large, multi-use facility required, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience.

Senior Sous Chef

Maidstone

£37,000 + tips
Senior Sous Chef – gastro pub – accommodation available This popular gastro pub is part of an independent group of inns, who are currently going through a period of growth. Due to this expansion, they are looking for an experienced Senior Sous Chef to join the team at one of their flagship properties. There is a superb Head Chef at the helm, and the brigade are preparing fresh, seasonal menus to a very high standard. Benefits include: Generous salary + superb tips Accommodation Excellent training & development Great career prospects Constantly changing, seasonal menus Plenty of opportunity to show your creative flair. Wagestream – access your wages without having to wait until pay day. Discount on hospitality across their sites. Birthday night away in one of their properties with a bottle of fizz 28 days holiday Accredited member of ‘Wellbeing Promise’ The ideal candidate will have worked within a quality, professional kitchen and have a good knowledge of fresh, seasonal cooking. You will be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the kitchen, working closely with the Head Chef. Your duties will include menu design, costing, stock control, ordering, staff training and motivation and full responsibility in the Head Chefs absence. There is accommodation, although the venue is also accessible by public transport.

Senior Sous Chef

Tonbridge

£35-40,000 + excellent tips
Senior Sous Chef – superb cuisine - £35-40,000 + superb tips This popular establishment is going from strength to strength and as a result they are looking for a Senior Sous Chef to support the Head Chef. There is a large well-equipped kitchen and the talented brigade prepare modern British cuisine utilising all the seasonal and local produce. Due to the extremely high standards, they are looking for a Senior Sous Chef who has previous experience within award winning kitchens. Benefits include: Generous salary + superb tips Mix of straight and split shifts Opportunity to influence the menus. Independently owned and run. Working closely with an experienced Head Chef The role will involve assisting the Head Chef with all aspects of the day to day running of the kitchen, writing menus, costing, training and motivating the junior chefs and full control in the Head Chefs absence.

Senior Sous Chef – great work life balance

Hawkenbury, TN12

£35,000 + tips
Senior Sous Chef – great work life balance – only 2 evenings a week This unique establishment has a casual dining restaurant open for light lunches, a more formal restaurant offering a full a la carte menu and they hold a Dining Club with a wine paired meal accompanied by live music. Benefits include: Mainly daytime hours 9am-5pm Maximum of 2 evenings a week -Friday and Saturday 45 hour week. Opportunity to work with fresh, seasonal produce. Professional team in place The menus are all prepared using local, seasonal produce and the menus change seasonally. The ideal Senior Sous Chef will have previous experience within a rosette awarded kitchen and feel passionately about cooking with fresh, local produce. Other requirements for the Senior Sous Chef will include, assisting with all aspects of the day to day running of the kitchen and taking full control in the Head Chefs absence, menu design, costing, stock control, ordering and training and motivating the team.

Head Chef

Kings Hill, Kent

£40-45,000 + tips
Head Chef – contemporary restaurant - £45,000 + tips – This contemporary restaurant is independently run and managed by experienced, hospitality professionals. Having re-opened following a major refurbishment and with plans for expansion, they now require a talented Head Chef to join the team. The emphasis here is on seasonal cooking using excellent British produce. Where possible they use only well sourced local ingredients, alongside their own foraging in the surrounding countryside. So, the ideal Head Chef will feel as passionately as they do about the provenance of their ingredients. Benefits include: Excellent package with tips 3 doubles and 2 half days a week No more than 50 covers per service Fresh, seasonal & foraged cooking Great team already in place There is a new state of the art kitchen, well equipped with the latest technology to ensure the smoothest of services. The team is already in place, and they are now looking towards the expansion and require a Head Chef to take over the running of the restaurant kitchen. The Head Chef will be responsible for designing menus, costing, stock control, ordering, training, mentoring, and developing the junior chefs and maintaining all health, hygiene, and safety procedures. This would be a great opportunity for a talented Head Chef looking to develop their career or a Senior Sous Chef who is ready for their next step up. The successful Head Chef will have a stable career history and have some experience within AA Rosette or Michelin star kitchens. They work a mixture of straight and split shifts and have Sunday evening, Monday, Tuesday, and a half day in the week off.

Chef de Partie - free accommodation

Haywards Heath

package £32,000
Chef de Partie – package £32,000 – fabulous, independent inn – fresh, seasonal cuisine - A beautiful country inn with a popular restaurant and wonderful garden with views over the Sussex Downs. It is independently owned and run by a team of hospitality professionals, who pride themselves on the superb cuisine and excellent choice of local wines and beers. With a brigade of 3-4 chefs, they prepare a regularly changing menu to reflect the seasons. Everything including the bread is made in house using the finest fresh produce and this is all sourced locally where possible. Due to internal promotions, they are looking for a Chef de Partie to strengthen their talented team. Benefits include: Generous salary plus superb tips Free live in accommodation Full team in place Owners who truly value their staff Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday off The ideal candidate will have had previous experience within a professional, fresh food kitchen and have a genuine love for cooking and hospitality. The Chef de Partie will have the opportunity to influence the menus and train on all areas of the kitchen. There is a stable team in place who can offer a superb training and great career prospects.

Sous Chef - fresh food pub

Haywards Heath

32-34,000 + tips & accommodation
Sous Chef - £34,000 free live in + superb tips – A beautiful country inn with a popular restaurant and wonderful garden with views over the Sussex Downs. It is independently owned and run by a team of hospitality professionals, who pride themselves on the superb cuisine and excellent choice of local wines and beers. Benefits include: Generous salary plus superb tips Free live in accommodation Full team in place Full autonomy in the kitchen Owners who truly value their staff Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday off With a brigade of 4 chefs, they prepare a regularly changing menu to reflect the seasons. Everything including the bread is made in house using the finest fresh produce and this is all sourced locally where possible. The ideal candidate will have had previous experience within a professional, fresh food kitchen and have a genuine love for cooking and hospitality. You will have to opportunity to assist the Head Chef with running the kitchen, designing menus, stock control, ordering and training the junior chefs.

Junior Sous - fresh food

Tunbridge Wells

£30-35,000
Junior Sous Chef – fabulous fresh food kitchen - £35,000 + tips– This unique venue offers a bar, dining room, covered terrace, garden, and several letting rooms. They have an extremely talented Head Chef and a brigade of 10 chefs preparing fresh, seasonal cuisine. Benefits include: A great working environment Professional team in place No more than 50 hours a week Flexible shifts Family run business Generous salary with excellent tips Accommodation should it be required. Due to the growing demand for their very popular restaurant, they need to strengthen the brigade and are looking for a full-time, permanent Junior Sous/Sous Chef. They are looking for a creative Chef who can write their own menus, cost, and create exciting dishes. The menus are modern British with international influences and everything is made in house using locally sourced produce, including all desserts, pasta, and some of the bread. So previous experience within a fresh food environment will be essential.

Pastry Demi Chef de Partie

Wadhurst

£30,000 + tips
Pastry Demi Chef de Partie - £30,000 – superb fresh cuisine – This small hotel is independently owned and family run. They have an excellent reputation for their fine cuisine and are currently seeking an enthusiastic Pastry Demi Chef de Partie to assist the Pastry Chef. There is a brigade of 10 chefs preparing modern British menus and everything is made in house including all the desserts, pastry, and some bread. They source fresh, seasonal produce as locally as possible, and the standards are extremely high. Benefits include: A great working environment Professional team in place No more than 50 hours a week Flexible shifts Family run business Generous salary with excellent tips Accommodation should it be required. Due to a recent expansion, they are looking for a Pastry Demi Chef de Partie who can assist with the running of the section and eventually be able to oversee it on the quieter shifts. There is a very talented Head Pastry Chef so an excellent training will be guaranteed. Although well established and successful they are keen to push the business forward, so it is constantly evolving. Recently they introduced a separate pastry kitchen which is well equipped with all modern appliances. As an independent business you will have plenty of opportunity to contribute to the menus and demonstrate your creative flair. This is a very busy establishment so previous experience within a high volume, quality kitchen will be beneficial.

Sous Chef - gastro pub

Maidstone

£32-35,000 + tips
Sous Chef – popular gastro pub – £35,000 This popular gastro pub is part of an independent group of inns, who are currently going through a period of growth. Due to this expansion, they are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join the team at one of their flagship properties. There is a superb Head Chef at the helm, and they are now looking for a Sous Chef who can support them in all aspects of the day to day running of the kitchen. Benefits include: Generous salary + superb tips Excellent training & development Great career prospects Constantly changing, seasonal menus Plenty of opportunity to show your creative flair. Wagestream – access your wages without having to wait until pay day. Discount on hospitality across their sites. Birthday night away in one of their properties with a bottle of fizz 28 days holiday Accredited member of ‘Wellbeing Promise’ The ideal candidate will have worked within a quality, professional kitchen and have a good knowledge of fresh, seasonal cooking, along with excellent man-management skills. The Head Chef will also be overseeing another kitchen, so the Sous Chef will have full responsibility for the day to day running of the kitchen in their absence. So the role would suit an experienced Sous Chef looking for further training prior to taking on their first Head Chef role.

Demi or Chef de Partie

Wadhurst

£28-32,000 + tips
Demi or Chef de Partie – great training guaranteed – accommodation – £32,000 A beautiful country inn with an excellent reputation for their fabulous food and great ambience. Due to the growing demand for their very popular restaurant, they need to strengthen the brigade and are looking for a full-time, permanent Chef de Partie. The role would suit a Demi Chef de Partie looking for their next step up and the opportunity to progress into a more senior role. Benefits include: A great working environment Professional team in place No more than 50 hours a week Flexible shifts Generous salary with excellent tips Accommodation should it be required. There is a talented Head Chef in place so an excellent training will be guaranteed. As part of this professional team, you will have the opportunity to cover all sections of the kitchen and contribute ideas for the regularly changing menus. The ideal Demi or Chef de Partie will have previous experience within a high volume, fresh food kitchen and have a real passion for cooking.
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