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Head Chef in Southwark at Bespoke Hotels

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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Job Description

Head Chef
Southwark, London
£28,000 - £30,000

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Head Chef at Bermondsey Square Hotel.

The Head Chef Role
As the Head Chef you will be expected to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Kitchen team, ensuring that the preparation and presentation of the food is of a high standard and complies with food safety regulations.

Duties will include:


  • To supervise, train and motivate the kitchen team to achieve Company standards and comply with food and health and safety regulations.
  • Planning and implementing new menus.
  • Ensuring all commodities are on site at an appropriate stock level to service hotel guests.
  • Ensuring inductions and performance reviews are completed to evaluate individuals and the teams performance in order to set agreed objectives.

Requirements for the Head Chef Role

The ideal candidate would posses outstanding leadership and time management skills along with having at least 2 years experience in a similar position. You must be cost conscious and know how to manage food wastage. Excellent food presentation skills and knowledge of food and beverage is key.


  • Be able to work under pressure in a busy kitchen and deliver exceptional service
  • Ability to drive a brigade of 6 chefs to achieve existing high standards
  • Good understanding of back of house systems and responsible for ordering, stock control
  • Knowledge how to achieve gross profit targets
  • Health & safety controlling / implementation

Benefits:

At Bespoke Hotels, our people are our biggest asset. We focus on their engagement and individual development,working with their natural strengths and supporting their education from a commercial perspective. Pathways are created so our people know the direction their careers will head. Great hospitality can only be delivered by a happy engaged team, so this is at the heart of our culture.

As such, we are able to offer a competitive salary, ample scope for further training and personal development, as well as discounted hotel stays for you, your family and friends.

More about us:

Bespoke Hotels was founded in 2000 and has consistently grown to the point where we now manage over 9,500 hotel rooms, 8,000 employees and £815 million of assets.

We stand today as the UK’s Largest Independent Hotel Group, owning a number of hotels and partnering with an ever-increasing portfolio alongside this. Every agreement we have is Bespoke by name, and bespoke by nature. Our properties range from specialist golfing hotels, to award-winning spa resorts and chic city centre properties.

We pride ourselves on a diverse roster and a unique, individualised management style, with over 90 management agreements across the UK, alongside a further 30 management consultancy services, and 100 hotels with sales & marketing services only.

If you feel you are suitable for our Head Chef position, please apply now.