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Head chef -New opening - Exciting foodie restaurant - Buckinghamshire - help with accommodation  

Vacancy Reference: HC6060
Location:Northern Home Counties
Vacancy Title:Head chef -New opening - Exciting foodie restaurant - Buckinghamshire - help with accommodation
The Company:
Sourcing from the immediate area from artisan / farm producers & suppliers, the Restaurant Dining Room will offer 50 covers, there is also an allotment where local produce will be grown and under the care of the head chef The owners are established London restaurant individuals with a great profile who are opening their first site outside of London, A great opportunity for a head chef who wants to relocate from London but still work within a high end foodie environment with an opportunity to make their name.
Vacancy Description:

Our client is looking for an experienced and qualified Head Chef to become the face and name of an impressive and exciting new restaurant, opening in a stunning part of the UK in Buckinghamshire  The Head Chef will help determine and lead both the focus and style of the restaurant and will be key to all recruitment and developing a brand associated with high-quality dining.

The kitchen will oversee a restaurant accommodating up to 50  covers as well as a bar with a scaled down offering to a more casual  diner.  

This is a chance for someone to develop their own name and an exciting opportunity to mould a reputation for a newly built property.  We are looking for innovation and excitement whilst providing the stability that enables us to develop a strong reputation for quality, service and imagination.  We want someone that is able to deliver the classics, but to add their own personal twist and flair, we want to surprise and impress our guests not bore them with the standard fare of a gastro pub.

We want people to return to the operation  for the food and service alone, we want the experience to create memories that help drive people back again and again.  We want there to be huge pride in our kitchen and a Head Chef that can stand up and lead this team whilst also retaining and promoting a clear understanding of the overall vision offering our guests several quality services and a variety of experience.

About you:

Assist the owners with the kitchen set up and purchase of equipment

Menu development

  • Recruit and embed the team, ensuring a clear vision binds the personnel at every level.  It is critical that the Head Chef is able to not only deliver within the kitchen, but also to understand and promote a culture where everyone works together to land the bigger picture and create a seamless guest experience regardless of where the customer stands.
  • Construct seasonal menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings.
  • Build and embed processes that enable the kitchen to function with maximum efficiency whilst creating a framework that allows employees to flourish and contribute to the business as a whole.
  • Approve and “polish” dishes before they reach the customer
  • Propose and implement ideas to best showcase the menu and capabilities of the kitchen – be prepared to think outside the box with participation at food fairs, festivals and markets.
  • Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages and champion local produce whenever possible. 
  • Maintain the kitchen environment and arrange for repairs and servicing when necessary.
  • Be fully in charge of hiring, managing and training kitchen staff to not only deliver excellence in that department, but also to contribute to the broader operation
  • Maintain oversight of staff’s workload and compensations – ensure the kitchen is always staffed appropriately, but balance this with regulations and the welfare of the team.
  • Maintain records of payroll and attendance
  • Comply with and surpass nutrition and sanitation regulations as well as safety standards.
  • Foster and champion a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers and lead by example at all times.


  • Proven experience as head chef or several years as a number two.
  • Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management
  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimised kitchen processes
  • Good understanding of useful computer programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • Credentials in health and safety training
  • Degree in Culinary science or related certificate
Salary & Benefits:
£35 - 45 k per annum ( potential share opportunity)

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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