Head Chef

Head Chef – Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

Epitomising the sophistication of Afternoon and High Tea in all its splendour, our Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon serves an extraordinary selection of teas, our famous fluffy scones and delicious sandwiches 7 days a week for all those special occasions. The Queen opened the Tea Salon in 2012 in honour of her Diamond Jubilee. The Tea Salon also specialises in private dining hosting an array of events from charity balls to private birthday parties.

We are currently looking for an experienced Head Chef for the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Our Head Chef will be leading, inspiring as well as developing the Kitchen team, ensuring that all dishes are prepared, cooked and presented to an excellent standard whilst working with an amazing brigade of chefs.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Coach and develop Sous chefs and CDP’S to ensure their skills are being enhanced, leading by example
  • Update the teams on the business performance, new initiatives and other pertinent issues
  • Ensure the highest Kitchen standards are achieved ensuring all audits are regularly completed
  • Take ownership of the stocktake and feedback any key indicators to the Executive chef
  • Engage with suppliers to ensure they deliver the best products and service
  • Complete and deliver monthly one to one reviews in line with Company Objectives, Vision and Values, using this time to set and review individual objectives
  • Communicate effectively ensuring that the teams are aware of the menu and are able to source the correct ingredients
  • Demonstrate high levels of planning, organising, and time management to drive the operational execution across the department
  • Monitor and maintain inventory, follow up on discrepancies and ensuring full stock and Ingredient availability
  • Ensure adherence to company policies, controls and standards (e.g. due diligence, cleanliness, cash handling, H&S, dress code standards etc.
  • Develop strong working relationships both with internal and external stakeholders to be able to influence key commercial decision

We expect the successful candidate to have the following skills and experience:

  • A Head Chef with Afternoon Tea and Events background
  • Have experience in overseeing different teams
  • Have experience in menu development
  • Excellent knowledge of costings and GPs
  • Be approachable, enthusiastic and organised.
  • Be able to lead and mentor a large, talented brigade
  • Hold a health and safety and food safety certificates level 3

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