Job Title: Head Chef – Cafe
Job Term:  Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £35,000
Hours: 40 hours, straight shifts – EVENINGS OFF
Live in: No
Job Number: 22-00223
An opportunity has become available for a Head Chef to join this busy Cafe at Cadbury World! Working with another 3 chefs in the team, the cafe offers a range of light bites and snacks.

The Cadbury World Café is open from 9am to 6pm with breakfast served from 9am to 11am and lunch from 11.30am to 4pm. The grab and go next to the Café is also open from 11am to 3pm serving snacks, pasties and sandwiches.

As a Head Chef you will be skilled in all areas of the kitchen and have the ability to take charge of the operations on a daily basis. You will be creative, innovative and forward thinking with both your menus and technique. You will be a strong team leader and thrive on ensuring that every dish is to the highest standards.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong background working in similar establishment, and should have experience of managing teams as well as dealing with volume whilst maintaining consistently high standards.

As Head Chef you will be expected to understand and have experience in producing costings, working with local and seasonal produce and liaising with suppliers. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will have an eye for detail and a passion for quality fresh food, as well as having an excellent knowledge of current food trends and cooking techniques.

What we need from you?

-A minimum of 2 years experience as Sous Chef or Head Chef in a similar dining establishment.
-Competent in creating innovative dishes.
-Experience in menu costing, with a solid understanding of how to control wastage.
-Food Hygiene & Health & Safety knowledge & certificates.
-Ability to prioritise & manage workloads, to effectively cope with pressured & high volume service.
-A solid understanding of stock management.
-Have enthusiasm to empower & develop your team through mentoring & training at all levels.
-Have an eye for detail & a passion for making dishes look almost as good as they taste.
-Be a driven individual, always striving to improve & move the business forward.
-Be passionate about great tasting quality fresh food both in & out of work.
-Be flexible & display a proactive, ‘Can Do’ attitude.

Benefits:
-25+ day’s holiday
-group personal pension
-private medical & dental
-meal entitlements
-Cash health and holiday buy flexible option and many more great benefits.

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