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Chef Manager- In house catering - Monday -Friday- daytimes  

Vacancy Reference: HC6076
Location:London
Vacancy Title:Chef Manager- In house catering - Monday -Friday- daytimes
The Company:
This exciting company is bringing the catering inhouse in order to provide food both for internal staff and for external guests.Some of the food will be of a more ‘informal’ nature but there will be larger events which will require fine dining and the management of waiting staff and potentially other kitchen staff. The successful candidate will be a fully-trained professional who has a talent for turning good quality basic ingredients into tasty, wholesome meals.They will be a self-starting individual who enjoys working on their own but is comfortable interacting with staff and others.
Vacancy Description:


Provision of food for staff:

·To make a simple, cost effective but tasty lunch every week day for our staff (35 people).

·Lunch to be prepared in catering kitchen and be served between 12noon and 2pm in the staff kitchen by the Chef.

·Requests from staff to be considered when preparing menus to ensure maximum consumption (as long as within budget!).

Provision of food for non-staff:

Informal Lunches

·Each week the Reception will provide details of guests who will require lunch, the times they are expected and the rooms they will dine in.They should be served lunch as per above, but with the guest crockery and with wine and other refreshments if requested.

·The Chef will be advised about any special dietary requirements or specific requests – hopefully well in advance!

·A budget will be set for ‘type’ of lunch and the Chef is to work within that.

Informal Dinners

·There is a Consultants’ dinner every other month which the Chef will need to prepare a menu and cook for.

·The dates are set several months in advance so there is plenty of warning.

·The dinners are not fine dining – but simple, tasty dinners – generally two courses.

·Budgets will be set prior to the event, with the assistance of the chef and menu to be agreed with Management Team.

Fine dining

·To make occasional fine dining breakfasts/lunches/dinners for up to 24 guests

·Budgets and menus to be agreed with Management Team.

·There will be approximately 4 fine dining events in a month – apart from in January, July and December when there are likely to be less, if any at all.There will be no fine dining events in August.


About you:

The idea candidate will be able to work on own initiative with previous experience of working in a corporate setting  and have excellent people skills

Ability to commit to a role and demonstrate a steady work background 

General

·Estimate food consumption and purchase food accordingly – establish and maintain contacts with vendors.

·Make sure that food and drinks store is stocked with essential supplies and food as required.

·Check and sign for all food related deliveries.

·All food or related invoices to be checked and signed off by chef.

·Select and develop recipes ensuring consistent quality.

·Plan and price menus which should be communicated to Management Team.

·Maintain a clean and efficient working kitchen - ensure proper equipment operation and maintenance.There is a maintenance contract in place for all equipment but acting as liaison for those suppliers.

·Ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen and food store including ensuring temperature records and food labelling are maintained and up to date.

·Management of any extra kitchen staff or waitresses including overseeing timesheets/payment.

·Promote a positive perception of the company at all times both internally and externally.

·Attend company meetings as requested.



Salary & Benefits:
£30 - 32K per annum
  

You will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role, along with all the necessary supporting documents.

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