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Head Chef

  • Job Location

    Hastings, East Sussex

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £33000.00 - £35000.00/annum


Job Title - Head Chef

Reference No. - VC8410

Salary - £35,000

Job Type - Permanent

Location - Hastings

Do you have a passion for fine food in elegant surroundings then maybe this role is for you…? As Head Chef you will be based in Hastings and be challenged to work closely with the owner to evolve and redesign the existing menu to create a fine dining experience that will encourage the guests to dine in the multiple restaurants within the hotel. You will be well rewarded with a salary up to £35,000 and can be assisted with finding accommodation if you are re-locating to the area.

The Company - AA 3 Star hotel with 50 bedrooms with a history dating back to 1828, situated in prime position offering unrivalled views with a mixture of traditional hospitality and a friendly atmosphere. This venue offers multiple restaurants and function space, which is suitable for weddings, wakes & gala dinners.


Manage & lead a small kitchen team in delivering a 1st class service
Motivate, train & develop the current kitchen team
Devise a fine dining offering for the al a carte restaurant alongside the owner
Assist with the recruitment process for future chefs as and when required and to ensure all new starter inductions are complete.
Assisting in the production of staff rotas in conjunction with the Business Owner
To ensure all compliance with food hygiene, health and safety and cleanliness of the kitchen
Plan & develop front of house menus along with organising food for special events, which could be weddings, wakes, gala dinners & afternoon teas
Stock management including purchasing & control of wastage
To ensure the correct use of equipment and report any maintenance issues
Control all operating expenses within the area in line with budgeted GP%
Ensure all legislation and company policies are adhered to
To make recommendations and planning for changes to product experience and service standards
To work as part of the team with the Business Owner to support and cover each other when requiredRequirements:

Experience at Head Chef Level or Senior Sous Chef
Experience in menu development
Food Hygiene Level 2 or above
NVQ Catering Qualifications
Allergen Awareness
Experience in monitoring GP and working with budgetsBenefits - The role of Head Chef is offering a very competitive salary of up to £35,000 per year. You would be required to work up to 45 hours a week over 5 days including evenings, weekend and bank holidays, this would be predominately Straight shifts although there may be occasions where split shifts would be needed. There is a very good public transport network and a train service, this role would be ideal for someone who is looking to relocate and there would be assistance with getting temporary accommodation.

Castle Employment is an award-winning recruitment company based in Scarborough, Leeds and York. With over 50 years of experience, we deliver a market leading service building long-term relationships with our candidates. We offer an honest, straightforward approach, tailored to deliver exactly what our candidates need.

Castle Employment provides temporary, permanent and contract employment opportunities throughout Yorkshire and the UK. Our highly experienced team of consultants are all specialists within their field of recruitment and have a thorough understanding and knowledge of their roles ensuring that they can deliver a perfect match for your career aspirations.

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