Food to you is not just a simple life need. Food is all about who you are. Your focus and desire is to work with the freshest and best ingredients. Foods provenance is critical to you and the closer to your kitchen, the better. You understand that being a great chef is not just about cooking but the ability to work with a team, manage costs, negotiate and build relationship with suppliers as well as being compliant, from both a Food Hygiene and Food safety perspective. Also, our kitchens are often open plan, so you have the confidence and knowledge to share your passion with informed customers. Having the flexibility and autonomy to create and use your innovative ideas is important to you.
Required Skills/Qualifications: Essential Good secondary education. NVQ qualification or equivalent. Excellent craft skills background. Successful progressive background in catering. Food Hygiene Certificate. Strong Supervisory experience. Ability to display a real passion for food and customer service. Excellent organisational skills. Ability to plan ahead. Demonstrate analytical approach to problem solving. Ability to work on own initiative. Excellent communicator at all levels. Good numeracy skills. Proficient at working with computers. Good delegation and influencing skills. Flair and innovative with menus and food presentation. Good negotiating skills. Effective at time management. Smart clean appearance, high standard of personal hygiene. Confident, lively and outgoing personality. Approachable, friendly and cheerful. Respectful and able to gain respect. Desirable Successful progressive background in contract catering. Excellent contract catering background. Professional training in presentation and negotiation skills. Exposure to financial training. Exposure to leadership or man management training skills. Keen to continue self development within current role and ambition for further promotion or growth.
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