Head Chef

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The Pack Saddle are looking for an experienced, dynamic & passionate chef who has a big love for food and is keen to work with a venue that has very high long term aspirations.

Number of Positions Available

1

About Employer

The Pack Saddle is an independently owned country pub and restaurant on the Mapledurham Estate.
We offer a range of freshly prepared dishes, real ales and carefully selected wines. Whether you come to enjoy our family friendly garden in the summer or the cosy open fire in the winter we look forward to welcoming you at all times of the year.

Detailed Job Description

The Pack Saddle is an independent family run country gastro pub with a very high standard of cuisine.
They are looking for an experienced, dynamic & passionate chef who has a big love for food and is keen to work with a venue that has very high long term aspirations.
Whilst working with us you would be working towards gaining your level 3 Senior Production Chef qualification.
Your responsibilities would be:
Control and direct the food preparation process and any other relative activities
Construct menus suited to the venue, to a high standard and with fresh ideas
Keeping all paperwork in order within HSE regulations and maintaining hygiene standards
Managing a team of chefs and responsible for their training
Organising a rota within a required budget
Responsible for dealing with suppliers and negotiating prices
To assist the owners in achieving long term goals
We value our staff here at the Pack Saddle and the team that they create. We are not a chain restaurant or a venue with inactive owners. We live in and run the business with passion & care for all involved. If you are tired of the mainstream then please get in touch.

Skills Required

Menu planning
Ability to negotiate with suppliers, staff training, good knowledge of all HSE requirements and people management
Ability to work with budgets & hit GP targets
High level of communication
Problem solving.

Personal Qualities

Must have a big love of food
Aspirations for the future
Be level headed, positive, fun
Supportive to those work within the business

Qualifications Required

The employer will decided what qualifications they require, however, Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Future Prospects

The aspirations to gain Rosettes and accolades and the Head Chef would be integral to achieving these goals.

Training to be Provided

Senior Chef Production Cooking apprenticeship Level 3
Maths and English if required

Expected Duration

12-18 Months

Working Week

48 hour week with 2 days off

Things to consider

Travel. We are in the sticks!