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Head Chef Required in London

Posted: 12-08-2022
Place: Central London

XU are looking for an experienced and diligent Head Chef to run the kitchen in their 70-seat restaurant serving innovative and classic Asian dishes in a classic and elegant setting.

The menu reflects the quality of locally-sourced ingredients, including seafood from Scotland and beef from Cornwall. To ensure the quality of our dishes everything is produced in-house, including baking, fermenting and curing. The restaurant is situated over two floors: ground floor tea rooms and Mahjong rooms and the first-floor dining room.

We will offer the successful Head Chef:

·Up to £50,000 per annum OTE, depending upon experience;

·Performance-related bonus scheme;

·50% Off dining across JKS Restaurants, including Gymkhana, Trishna, Lyle’s, BAO, Hoppers Bubbledogs, and Sabor;

·28 Days’ holiday per year;

·Paid relevant training course of your choice;

·Subsidised research trip to Taiwan.

·Dining allowance;

·Cost price drinks purchases, staff drinks and unmissable team socials;

·Discounts on kitchenware, bicycles, gym memberships and fashion;

·Uniform allowance;

·Tech and Cycle Scheme;

·Pension, private health cover and childcare scheme;

·Excellent career development opportunities.

As Head Chef, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of consistent, high quality and innovative dishes and specials; you will play a key role in menu development, working closely with the Directors; and you will manage the overall kitchen operation, including prep schedules, stock control, budgeting and maintenance, as well as the day to day management of the kitchen team.

If you have the following, then we want to hear from you:

·Previous experience as a Head Chef;

·Strong awareness of trends and seasonality of produce;

·Previous experience of small producers and suppliers;

·A highly creative approach to your work with excellent attention to detail;

·Proven ability to manage a large kitchen team, including team leadership, motivation, training and development and performance management;

·Ability to motivate self and team;

·Strength in logistics, stock and margin controls, and ordering systems (FnB experience beneficial);

·Ability to manage staff costs and schedule and review rotas accordingly;

·A working knowledge of health and safety compliance and procedures;

·experience in or a passion for Asian cuisine (essential);

This is a very exciting opportunity not to be missed for a talented Head Chef eager to join a new restaurant and group with ambitious plans.

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