Head Chef

Head Chef

Position: Head Chef

  • Salary Details on Application
  • Full Time
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Overview

Errol’s Bowness is a new cocktail and champagne lounge with small plates food offering in a former bank in the heart of Bowness.

It is owned and operated by Lakes Luxury Club. It’s associated with accommodation in the form of two aparthotels one in the same building some in Windermere.

The business is high end contemporary luxurious environment which is both inviting relaxing but in a boutique environment that oozes sophistication. Still with the VIP area of the old vault it’s a magnificent jewel in the food quarter of Bowness.

Job summary

We are seeking a highly skilled and talented Head Chef to join our team. As the Head Chef, you will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of our kitchen, ensuring the highest quality food is consistently delivered to our valued customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Menu Planning and Development
  • Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Kitchen Operations Management
  • Ensure consistent and smooth running of food production
  • Ensure effective stock purchase, its receipt and storage
  • Ensure that working areas are always kept clean
  • Ensure all food preparation activities are performed safely and in compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Assist other kitchen staff as need arises
  • Supervise performance of kitchen staff to ensure proper activity
  • Perform other administrative tasks as will be communicated by superiors
  • Designing menus with correct costings
  • Ensure the kitchen hit’s targets in relation to GP and wage percentages
  • Work towards exceeding customer’s expectation by encouraging and promoting high level of service
  • Ensure all complaints, inquiries, and suggestions by customers are attended to accordingly
  • Give appropriate support or guidance to members of kitchen when need arises
  • Resolve possible disputes within the kitchen and report any unresolved
  • Promote good team spirit regularly
  • Ensure all dishes are prepared according to specification and served at the correct quality, portion size, and temperature
  • Responsible for the preparation of kitchen cleaning rosters and the supervision of cleaning schedules
  • Prepare substitute items
  • Ensure that the kitchen staff work harmoniously in order to ensure timely production of quality foods
  • Ensure proper arrangement and garnishing of food
  • Manage food logs
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of food prepared
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, and training employee cooks
  • Report the need for maintenance to appropriate staff

Previous experience in a fast paced fresh food environment is essential. Previous success in the role of Head Chef. The candidate will have the ability to prepare food to a high standard. They will have good communication skills and be able to manage and motivate a team.

What we can offer you in return:

  • Up to £salary (as discussed on application), paid overtime, over 45 hours, for salaried staff
  • Staff Uniform
  • Bonus performance related
  • Opportunities to progress
  • Staff meals for all staff whilst on duty
  • Regular division of gratuities
  • Pension scheme
  • Working in supportive teams of hospitality professionals
  • Yearly staff appreciation awards hosted by the Directors.
  • Outstanding employee of the quarter award
  • Refer a friend scheme to earn up to £500 recruitment!
  • Monthly staff prize draws
  • 28+ days holidays increasing by one day every year after 5 years up to 33 years.
  • Plus, off for your birthday
  • Annual salary reviews on all positions

To apply send your CV to careers@lakesluxury.club