Development Chef - Independent 4* Hotel - refurbished with extensive redevelopment - Popular Wedding and conference event venue located in stunning SW/ Ireland - Mar 22 start
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The Company:

Exciting relocation opportunity to Ireland : The hotel is a renown property independently owned which has been refurbished and is a popular destination for weddings and events also with extensive grounds to include a stunning organic garden.

Role Details:

The Development chef will work directly with the owners and with the support of the existing team and head chef  to:

  • To develop a unique food identity that encompasses our organic garden and local suppliers at the heart of all our menus, lots of scope to also  retail products /jams /chutneys etc grown in the garden
  • To develop a menu plan for all outlets across the year
  • To train the kitchen team on an individual basis and imbue in them a clear sense of who we are as a kitchen team
  • To work with the head chef to ensure food costs are managed in a responsible way
  • To work with our gardening team to ensure food plan is implemented
  • To collaborate with our social media team to tell our food story and engage in promoting our brand
  • To engage in events that help recruit, promote and engage with our community

Daily list planning and team briefing

Develop the multis out let menus within the hotel

Link Kitchen, Garden and social media teams

Update childrens  menu

Develop a training plan for each member of the kitchen and ongoing training 

SOP including pictures on every dish

Develop a range of preserved goods for sale

Develop the events menus

Develop the lobby menu

Develop Seasonal specials throughout the year

Refine breakfast offering

About You 

Previous  development  background within the 4/5 * hotel sector able to work with both  premium and casual dining brands.

Trend aware and able to work with the marketing team to promote new ideas via social media 

 Excellent communication and organisational skills

Will have a calm professional demeanour  and a passion for delivering great product.

Excellent at ongoing training and mentoring and development  of staff 

Great people skills and experience of managing large teams

Able to given examples of  how your previous  menu and product  development chef experience has impacted on the operations revenue and growth 

Must have a stable working history with excellent checkable references 

Would require own transport as in stunning rural location and 15 mins drive from nearest town.


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