Head Chef

  • Reference: CJ46519y
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Hotel & Catering

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Head Chef to join a dynamic team at a leading luxury client resort.  Applicants must have previous experience in a similar role within a busy 4 or 5-star Hotel.

Role Purpose:

Support and assist the Executive Head Chef by overseeing the day-to-day culinary operations, including training, supervising staff and monitoring food quality.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of all Food & Beverage standards, quality presentation, service and products and local health and sanitation standards
  • Manage the day to day needs of the Kitchen.
  • Estimate and communicate daily production needs.
  • Demonstrate proper and safe usage of all kitchen equipment.
  • Knowledge of all standard procedures and policies pertaining to food preparation, receiving, storage and sanitation.
  • Respond appropriately to guests’ needs during the hours of operation.
  • Ability to support the control of food cost.
  • Ability to assess quality control and adhere to service standards.
  • Ability to clearly define productivity standards with quality requirements and methods required to obtain them.
  • Be trained well on the MICROS system involving placement of food orders.
  • Ensure that placement of all food orders are processed through the MICROS system on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that the dry store storage levels are maintained, and stocks are rotated effectively.
  • Check that all food and beverage outlets’ orders are at the correct level and do not surpass the stocks which are required.
  • Ensure that the weekly rota is organised in an efficient manner by exercising flexibility in rostering at all times.
  • Ensure that effective planning of holidays is in place in order to maximize the efficiency of the wage structure

Team Leader

  • Influence skills
  • To ensure that revised and/or new standards are upheld.
  • To ensure all Food & Beverage procedures and standards are as per standards.
  • To communicate and support the Food & Beverage development strategy of all products.
  • To support effectively and positively the operational changes, policies and procedures with direct reporting to the Executive Chef.

Innovation

  • To effectively support the process of maintaining the products, progress with ideas and input.
  • To support effectively and positively the operational changes, policies and procedures with direct reporting to the Executive Chef

Staff Developer

  • To identify to the Executive Chef the potential candidates for promotion
  • To assist in the setting up and implementation of training records
  • To assist in the process of photographing and recipe building of all Banqueting starters and main courses
  • To implement all recipes for basic, stocks, sauces, dressings etc
  • To train and develop all the above disciplines to all junior members of staff
  • To prepare and update a departmental training manual
  • To ensure attendance of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel training sessions and any additional training opportunities.
  • To conduct appraisals on all employees up to the position of Senior Chef de Partie every three and six months, as well as on a yearly basis.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must have demonstrated superior management skills in previous responsibilities. Should be able to articulately explain his/her management style, problems successes, failures & programs. Should be able to move from F&B Management to General Management.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to apply supervisory /management soft skills.

 

Qualification Standards:                   

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education/experience required.
  • Previous experience in a senior chef related position

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email aisling.lane@collinsmcnicholas.ie

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