Job Title: Head Chef – Residential Home
Job Term: Permanent
Location: Farnham, Hampshire
Salary: £16ph
Hours: 40 hours a week over 4 days (alternate weekends & evenings off) 
Live in: No
Job Number: 22-00193
A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Head Chef to join this 60 bedroom Residential Care Home. 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. Creating a 4 weekly changing menu to suite the dietary requirements of the residents.
You will be responsible for serving Breakfast and Lunch and preparing an evening meal for the care team to serve.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong background working a similar environment.
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.

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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