Job Title: Head Chef – Country Hotel
Job Term: Permanent
Location: Nr Barnard Castle, Country Durham
Salary: £32,000
Hours: 45 Hours, Split Shifts
Live in: No (temporary accommodation available)
Job Number: 22-00216
This Family run Country Hotel nestled in a beautiful Dales village near Barnard Castle, are looking for a Head Chef to join their kitchen brigade. The hotel offers guests a comfortable stay in one of their 10 bedrooms along side the Restaurant which boasts plenty of character. Offering a relaxed dining experience with an A la Carte Menu which uses fresh local ingredients.

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 high end Gastro pubs, restaurants 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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