Our client a private catering company based near Aldershot, Hampshire are looking for a strong Executive Chef to help lead and motivate their current team.
They offer high quality fine dining food to the aviation sector.
The role of the Executive Chef is to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen to achieve the highest standard of food production. To manage the day-to-day activities of the Sous Chefs, Chef de Partie’s, Commis Chefs and Kitchen Assistants.
The Executive Chef will control and manage the food cost in line with the budget, source ingredients in accordance with the Company’s sourcing policy and take responsibility for ensuring that only the highest possible standards are maintained when it comes to food quality in preparation, presentation and packing.
This role is a senior role within the company, which will require at least 50% of the working day away from the kitchen, performing kitchen management and administrative tasks. Therefore, the Head Chef must demonstrate that in addition to the required culinary skills required, they also possess the relevant man management and administrative skills required for the role.
The Executive Chef will drive the development of new dishes and techniques ensuring that the brief is fulfilled and the company’s ethos of culinary excellence is maintained. The Executive Head Chef will also need to keep on top of food trends as our clients will usually have experienced contemporary fine dining on a regular basis.
Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience
*Culinary and or catering/hospitality qualification such as degree or diploma or similar (essential)
*Food hygiene diploma and or food science technology qualification
*Intermediate HACCP qualification or equivalent (desirable)
*Management/Leadership qualification an advantage
*Extensive experience in managing a food manufacturing department
*Qualified Chef with global food experience preferable with inflight catering
*Extensive experience in managing teams within the food industry
*Experience of managing budgets, financial and performance targets
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Good interpersonal skills
*Excellent leadership skills
*Innovative and pro-active thinker, creative with the ability to develop a concept through to design and development for production delivery
*Excellent presentation skills
The working Schedule is 5 days over 7, straight shifts, with on average 2 weekends off per month.
This Executive Head Chef role offers an excellent salary plus company benefits including:
-Discounted or free food
-Private dental insurance
If you are a talented Chef with excellent man management skills then please apply now.
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