Job Title: Head Chef – Restaurant
Job Term: Permanent
Location: Nr Heybridge, Essex
Salary: £40-45,000
Hours: 45 Hours
Live in: Yes
Job Number: 22-00215
Set on the beautiful Essex Coast near Heybridge, this busy Restaurant is looking for a Head Chef to join the team and help develop the kitchen.
Open 7 days a week, offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The menu focuses on creating simple dishes using fresh local ingredients.
With 300 caravans  located nearby, and the Restaurant being open to the general public, they can do upto 200 covers throughout the day. They also have a busy outside terrace which is popular over the Summer months.

As a Head Chef you will be skilled in all areas of the kitchen and have the ability to take charge of the running 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 restaurant, high end Gastro pubs or similar, 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 restaurant or dining pub.
-Competent in creating innovative dishes with fresh locally sourced seasonal produce.
-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.
-A passion for sourcing quality fresh produce & management of your supply base.
-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.

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