Head Chef | Newlands Corner Nr Guildford

Circa £60,000

 

Our client is looking to hire a talented Head-Chef who is well-trained, imaginative and flexible, to work at their country estate, situated a short 10-minute drive from central Guildford, in Surrey. The Estate is used extensively by the owners and their family, so is busy throughout the year.

Candidates will be expert in their field and offer at least 10 years’ experience, gathered in a combination of: 5* deluxe hotels, renowned restaurants, super yachts, private estates and household(s). It is vital that the chef is able to provide beautifully presented meals that are visually attractive and tasty, nutritious and well-balanced, conforming to the specified religious and dietary restrictions adhered to by the family. 

Managing an Assistant Chef and Kitchen Porters, The Head Chef is responsible for presenting menus for approval on a weekly basis, he or she will also need to organize: menu-planning, shopping & food preparation while ensuring that: ingredients are correctly stored, stock is properly monitored, wastage is kept to an absolute minimum, the kitchen is always maintained in a tidy and hygienically perfect state and all receipts are properly audited and passed to the private office in a correct and timely fashion. It is stressed that The Principal expects the kitchen to be left spotless after every service.

The successful candidate must show they are team players, hands-on and able to manage a small team from the front have. Candiadtes must have some (recent) experience of working in respected private homes and should present excellent written references that can be verbally verified.

JOB REFERENCE

#6863

SALARY

Circa £60,000

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Newlands Corner Nr Guildford

POSITION

Head Chef

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Mansion, Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

10 - 15 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Worked in a high-profile household;
  • Excellent references;
  • A clean driving license;
  • Excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners;
  • The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance;
  • The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality;
  • Have a pro-active approach to work;
  • A Clean Police Record (or be happy to undergo a DBS Check)

 

While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasize that they expect to find a head chef who has

  • A real love and passion for cooking and their profession;
  • An understanding that work in a private home requires a proactive and forward-thinking approach;
  • A quietly friendly and flexible nature.

 

The client also wishes to find a chef that shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employer.

Entry Requirements

  • A happy and cheerful disposition
  • A “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to understand the importance of Discretion and Confidentiality
  • Excellent checkable references
  • At least 10 years’ comparable experience (gathered in a 5* hotel, restaurants, super yachts, and respected private estates)
  • Must show their management skills
  • Must show flexibility and adaptability and willingness to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • Candidates must be happy to undergo a DBS (Criminal Record Check)

 

THE ROLE MAY ALSO REQUIRE

  • Candidates may be required to attend general training: proper use of cleaning chemicals/H&S etc
  • Candidates happy to attend specialist courses: e.g. pastry or chocolate tempering etc

 

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