HEAD CHEF - Live Out

Pub/Hotel: The Juggs, Lewes

An exciting opportunity to work in a food led pub in a picturesque village in Sussex

The Juggs  The Street  Kingston  Lewes  Sussex  BN7 3NT
 
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a Head Chef to work in a food led pub in the picturesque village of Kingston near Lewes.
 
You can view the Juggs menus HERE
 
We’re looking for a Head Chef who has the right character and personality to inspire and motivate the brigade together with a real passion for producing top quality food. 
 
Training and personal development is at the heart of our business.  With this in mind, the successful candidate will be passionate about team development and will gain satisfaction from seeing the results of time and effort invested in their team members.
 
The successful candidate will be a fantastic Chef with a passion for food and a respect for systems and procedures - a trainer, leader, motivator and a champion of company ethos; a great manager who constantly strives to improve their team and food whilst moving the kitchen towards increased performance and profitability.  
 
The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate sound financial acumen including an excellent understanding of P&L analysis, menu costing, wage budgeting and purchasing.  The ability to implement, monitor and improve health and safety and food safety procedures essential.  We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can contribute to the growth and continued success of this business. 
 
Full job specific training will be delivered at appointment.  However, the candidate should have existing people management skills and an aptitude for self-learning.
 
Key responsibilities:
 
·       Recruitment, training and development of a small brigade of chefs
·       Compliance with Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health and Safety regulations
·       Maintenance of standards and consistency of the taste and presentation of food
·       Working within the company framework to produce creative, original dishes for the seasonal menus
·       Working to set budgets for both food purchases and wages
·       Working within the marketing framework provided to constantly improve the visibility and reputation of the business
 
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
 
·       A strong character who is able to maintain effective communication with the team
·       Confident and focused
·       Creative and passionate about ingredients and seasonality
·       Committed to achieving excellence
·       Sound financial understanding of all aspects of running a busy kitchen
 
Desirable:
 
·       Level 3 Food Safety qualification
·       Experience of Fourth Hospitality Star Chef system
·       Knowledge of Word and Excel
 
Benefits:
 
·       Good salary based
·       Quarterly and annual bonus scheme
·       Company pension scheme
·       Company profit sharing scheme
·       28 days paid holiday per annum
·       Staff discount scheme for dining in other company pubs and hotels
 
If you can fulfil all, or most of the above requirements please email your CV and covering letter to the managers Glenn & Joice Wisdom.
 
juggs@shepherd-neame.co.uk
 
Closing date:  9th July 2014

Job Requirements: 

As above
Proof of right to work in the UK
UK personal bank account
Own transport will be advantageous
No live in accommodation available