Vacancy - Head Chef

Head Chef






40 hrs per week, term time only, 5/7. Some evenings & weekends may be required


£23,500 per annum


To apply for this role, download our application form.
Complete the form and send it to:

Dawson-Jon Sadler :

Overall Objectives:

To manage the smooth and efficient operation of the kitchen to ensure the company’s reputation for food quality is maintained at all times.

Specific Responsibilities:

To plan, prepare, cook and present food to the standards required by the company and the client.

To ensure that the company’s reputation for excellent food and service is enhanced with the client and customers.

To control portion size and monitor waste.

To ensure supplies are correctly issued, used and accounted for to carry out stock takes and food rotation procedures.

To maintain records relating to food production activities and supplier information as required by the Catering Manager.

To ensure Health and Safety and Food Safety Standards are maintained in line with company policy.

To set objectives and be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen including supervising the recruitment and selection process to ensure that if effectively meets the need of the location and Holroyd Howe.

To assess employee performance and recognise training needs and potential as appropriate.

To hold team meetings on a regular basis to communicate targets, standards required and company and client information.

To ensure compliance with the company’s policy on safer recruitment and safeguarding children and young adults at all times whilst at work.

Client Service:

To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.

To be customer focused at all times, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs.

To ensure all food is cooked, presented and served in line with company standards as outlined in the Restaurant and Grab & Go guides, using innovation in the method and style of presentation and food service.

To ensure that you deliver what you promise to the customer, client and team.

To ensure that all agreed service objectives are met in line with client expectations.

To deal with complaints about food in accordance with the company’s procedure.

People Management:

To assess kitchen team performance and recognise training needs and potential as appropriate.

To assist in the development of the kitchen team by empowering it, supporting it, encouraging it and maintaining an ‘open door’ policy.

To motivate and lead by example, ensuring you and your team have fun at work and are proud of your efforts.

To treat your team at location as you would expect to be treated.

Financial Management:

To ensure that all standards of food preparation and service are established and achieved in line with location budget.

To consistently look at ways of maximising income through effective purchasing via nominated suppliers and creative merchandising.

To maintain budgetary records and ensure that all budgets are adhered to, unless exceptional circumstances arise.

To order all necessary food, dry goods and equipment, obtaining best buys in line with directives from Supply Chain.

To complete, on a monthly basis, a stock take and evaluate and calculate the cost of sales results.

Health & Safety, Food Safety, the Environment:

To ensure that the kitchen meets statutory and company requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and environment legislations and procedures.

To conduct Food Safety and Health and Safety Risk Assessments and ensure that all standards and procedures with regard to Hygiene and Safety are established and maintained in line with the company manual.

To ensure all kitchen staff and high risk food handlers are trained to the appropriate standard.

To ensure all appropriate staff are trained on the use and cleaning of dangerous equipment.

To ensure all equipment is well maintained and is in good working order.

To make recommendations for renewal and replacement of equipment when required.

To establish and maintain location cleaning schedules.

To ensure that all company procedures and work instructions are fully understood and practised by all employees.

To attend all health and safety training courses as required.

To promote and encourage environment improving initiative, as appropriate within the business.

Additional Responsibilities:

To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of your Manager and attending training courses as identified.

To show commitment to company values in all aspects of your role.

To act as a positive ambassador for the business.

To attend to any reasonable request made by the client or Holroyd Howe Management.

To assist / deputise for Catering Manager.

Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. All roles within Holroyd Howe are regarded as regulated activity and therefore we require an Enhanced DBS which includes a Barred List Check for all successful applicants and we will also require shortlisted applicants to provide appropriate information regarding their criminal offences.