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Head Chef Required in London

Posted: 56 days ago
Place: Old Street, London



Here at Barrio we create amazing Latin-inspired, feel-good bars, serving fantastic, innovative cocktails and fresh, delicious street food.
We pride ourselves on giving engaging, first-name service, having the best party-starting music around and putting on inspirational, memorable events.
As a company we believe our people come first, so we are always inclusive and involved with our teams; we are more than just a business with a plan, we are a family on a journey.
We are well into our mission to build a national bar brand, famous for bringing fun and creativity back into British nightlife, creating iconic venues and where everyone else in the industry dreams of working.
We'll stop at nothing until there's a packed Barrio in every big party neighbourhood in the UK and we have big industry-leading family of dedicated, happy, rewarded people.
Our success is based on our principles of customer interaction, memorable experiences, great attitudes, competitive creativity, 'academy of excellence' training, fun and dedication in equal measure and big rewards for big achievements.
And to ensure that success continues we rely massively on our teams of positive, dedicated people who love working at Barrio, and always feel rewarded for their love.
Sound awesome? It is.
So if you want to join a family like this, a family that's growing - then you've come to the right place
We are looking for a talented Head Chef for our flagship venue in the heart of Shoreditch.
You will have full autonomy and be responsible for all the food that comes out of your kitchen. Working with fresh quality ingredients, you will ensure consistency in preparation, presentation and flavour in a high volume environment delivering a broad Latin-inspired menu.
You will have a desire to innovate, be creative, add your twist and develop a food offering that will be the talk of town. You will have the opportunity to create your own menu that is on brand and a key part of the Barrio offering.
Alongside the food, you will also manage your own kitchen getting involved with recruitment, training and motivation of your kitchen staff, managing suppliers, costings and calculating GPs.
Head chef role:
Key Skills
To consistently deliver company standards - in and out of the kitchen
Consistent delivery of fresh food service
Strong leader
To achieve food margins
Delivering company standards
Implement and ensure the company Health and Safety policy is met at all times
Ensures temperature records and food labelling are maintained at all times
Ensure the kitchen is clean and cleaning records maintained
Ensure kitchen runs smoothly on a daily basis and in stock adequately
Promote a positive perception of the company at all times
Attends company meetings as requested
During food service:
Ensure menus are to company specifications
Ensure dishes are to company specifications
Ensure recipes are constantly met
Ensure Flavors are to specification
Ensure readiness for service in a timely manner
Deal with any customer returned food in a timely manner
Leadership:
Inspire and motivate the team
Leads by example, setting the pace and standards
Train and develop the team to deliver food to specifications
Praise and recognize good performance
Deal with poor performance
Can work on own initiative to deal with problems and opportunities
Manage day to day food administration ensuring system compliance
About food margins:
Meets and exceeds company food General Practitioner budget
All kitchen staff to be trained on dish specification and how to achieve food margins
Orders of stock appropriate to sales levels
All sub standard food is returned and credit notes chased
Prepare food for service at appropriate levels
Controls wastage and records
Correct processing of all food invoices according to procedures
Keeps within budget for orders
All stock is secure and no loss of stock
Stock rotation is followed and all store rooms checked
Monitors and controls food stock levels
Personnel Skills:
Training and recruitment of kitchen team members
Identify recruitment needs and agree action plan with senior management
Identify training needs and deliver training or develop action plan for it
Assist in set up, update and completion of all staff personnel files within company time frame
Deal with day to day personnel queries
Actively take part and assist managers in training sessions
All in all, an excellent opportunity for somebody to create their mark within the industry.
The expectations are high, but if you've got what it takes then an excellent salary and bonus is on offer for the right candidate. BASIC SALARY OF £35,000 PLUS PERFORMANCE RELATED BONUS PLUS GREAT COMPANY BENEFITS
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Good luck with your application.

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