Head Chef – Daytime Hours

Posted 2 months ago

Haddenham Garden Centre is a family owned business which has been established for over 40 years. Our restaurant “The Gardener’s Retreat” has a well-established reputation for serving the highest quality homemade dishes, sweet treats and drinks coupled with outstanding service.

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to run our state of the art kitchen who has a passion for standards and results as well as outstanding culinary skills and attention to detail. You need to be a great communicator, calm under pressure and driven by creating high quality, seasonal fresh food.

You will be responsible for the overall kitchen operation to drive sales, maintain operating standards, motivate and develop the kitchen team, and help deliver a fantastic experience for our customers.

Do You have?

  • Outstanding culinary skills
  • A passion for delivering the highest quality food and service
  • Experience running a fast-paced, high volume restaurant
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • The ability to control the financial performance of our kitchen to achieve sales and profit targets
  • Personal drive to help us develop the business

As Head Chef you would:

  • Provide the smooth delivery of all kitchen operations
  • Oversee menu planning, costings, ingredients and allergen listings, ordering and food preparation
  • Recruit, manage, motivate and develop the kitchen team with a hands-on approach
  • Maintain budgets and financial control within the area
  • Ensure the team complies with health and hygiene regulations
  • Plan rotas and holidays to meet service level requirements
  • Work closely with the Restaurant Manger to achieve the highest standards, service and sales.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to earn a performance related bonus
  • Daytime hours
  • Straight shifts with regular weekends off
  • Career progression
  • Employee discounts
  • Pension scheme
  • Share of the gratuities

If you feel you are the right candidate, we would love to hear from you. Please email your CV and a short covering letter to Dan Powell: dan@haddenhamgardencentre.co.uk

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Chef vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

Please email your CV and a short covering letter.