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Head Chef - Country Hotel

  • Job Location

    Horsham, West Sussex

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £35000.00 - £40000.00/annum


A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a Head Chef within a beautiful, independently operated hotel in the Sussex countryside.
Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running and strategic planning of the hotel kitchen operation, ensuring the delivery of exceptional food quality, service standards and consistency.
Incredibly strong leadership qualities are essential with the ability to appreciate, manage and work within a property which is currently undergoing a period of change and investment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone wishing to take full autonomy of the role and have a direct input into the direction and future of the business.

This is a challenging diverse role so someone with strength of character, self-motivation and drive to achieve goals is a must.

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef with the following key attributes and skills.

· A self-motivated forward-thinking individual.

· A strong Hotel Kitchen background with Conference and Events experience.

· Proven management experience within a luxury environment.

· The ability to demonstrate high standards in food presentation and quality and committed to providing exceptional and consistent levels of food service. Exceptional standards in Food Hygiene and cleanliness with the ability to manage this proactively within the kitchen on a daily basis

· The ability to display that they have a solid financial awareness and good stock control practices.

· A confident communicator with the ability to lead and develop the team.

· Someone to take a hands-on approach and a proactive role within the management team.

· Demonstrates ability to be able to control payroll, Food GP and operational expenses.

· Flexibility to work different shift patterns – hours as required/weekends.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Ability to work under pressure.

· Ability to use their own initiative and have good problem-solving skills

We are unapologetically obsessed with providing an incredible experience for our guests. This means we look for people who:

* Stand out from the crowd and don’t hesitate to step forward to welcome our guests and go the extra mile for them.

* Genuinely enjoy building teams and motivating others. We believe in developing our people, so you will need the energy and passion for supporting others to grow.

* Are really adaptable. Life is unpredictable at times and we may need to turn things around quickly or differently to original plans. This needs a flexible mind-set and the agility to ‘go with what is needed’. If changing plans make you uncomfortable, this may not be for you.

In return, you can expect:

* A salary of between £35,000 - £40,000 depending on skill and experience

* Discounts across the hotel

* Contributory pension scheme

* Live in accommodation if required

This role is advertised by USP Recruitment Services who operate as an employment business. Due to the high volume of response we are not able to reply to each application but thank you for your interest in this role. By submitting your CV to us directly via a recruitment website you are allowing us to discuss the content of your CV however we will not discuss any personal contact data until such time a formal meeting has been agreed and only with your written permission.

All personal details will be stored for six years once a formal registration has been undertaken this to include a face to face meeting. No details will be shared with any third party without your permission.

Should you not hear from us within five working days it is likely on this occasion your application was not successful

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