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Head Chef

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Job description

As Head Chef in our Restaurant, you will be responsible for the food offering to our guests and members dining in the Restaurant, ensuring quality and consistency at all times. The Restaurant kitchen currently delivers the All Day Lounge and Dinner menus.

Key Responsibilities:

· Assist the Executive Chef to ensure high standards of food across our outlets.
· Assist the Executive Chef in devising menus and documenting and implementing standards across the kitchens to meet the needs of all the Lensbury guests and members.
· Maximise profitability through menus, effective rota planning, purchasing and wastage control, within budgeted payroll and GP targets.
· Order food as required and ensure stock is stored, rotated, labelled, prepared and sold in compliance with SOPs and H&S requirements.
· Assist the Executive Chef in the management of HACCP and COSHH.
· Monitor and maintain the kitchen fabric and equipment to a safe, clean and functional condition, liaising with the Facilities team promptly when required.
· Ensure the highest standard of health, safety and hygiene in all kitchen areas to meet all health and safety legislation and the Lensbury’s expectations.
· Ensure familiarity with latest legislation.
· Work with the Executive Chef and HR team on recruitment, retention, staff development, mentoring and performance management of the team.
· Hold regular Team meetings and daily briefings with the Kitchen and Front of House Team.
· Manage Allergy Matrix and fully comply with allergy management.
· Ensure departmental induction and training for new and existing team members in order that high standards of professionalism, skill, productivity and legal compliance is achieved.
· Analyse financial data and communicate relevant information to the team and ensure appropriate action is taken to achieve budgeted targets. This includes FCOS, GP, Payroll spend, Revenue forecast, menu costing and engineering.
· Manage staff scheduling, payroll, absence and holidays to meet business demand.
· Ensure appraisals and job chats are carried out on a periodic basis
· Provide guidance and coaching to develop and enhance the skills of the team.
· Encourage cross-departmental training and attendance on relevant training courses.
· Review customer feedback and ensure results and required actions are communicated to the team promptly.
· Carry out any projects as requested by the senior management.
· Support other departments across the property as and when required.
· Attend meetings, e.g. daily brief; function sheet meetings.
· Ensure the department operates in compliance with our ESG policy.

What we’re looking for in our Head Chef:

To be successful in this role, you must possess the following qualifications, attitude, behaviours, skills, and values:

· Previous experience as a Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef in a Restaurant.
· Experience in a similar establishment.
· Excellent understanding of food cost controls.
· Experience of ordering & menu pricing via electronic purchasing system.
· Imagination, an eye for detail and a desire & ability to deliver quality fresh a la carte food.
· Good understanding of all applicable Health & Safety legislation & experience working with strict Health & Hygiene regimes including HACCP.
· Culinary excellence and leadership skills.
· Knowledge of food safety regulations.
· Level 3 or above Food Safety qualification.


· Bereavement leave
· Canteen
· Company events
Cycle to work scheme
· Discounted or free food
· Employee discount
· Free fitness classes
· Free parking
· Life insurance
· On-site gym
· On-site parking
· Referral programme
· Relocation assistance
· Access to Hospitality Rewards; an online benefits portal
· Employee Assistance Programme via Health Assured

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