Owners ideally looking to work with the newly appointed Head chef from February to assist and support them with pre-opening set-up.
Pre-opening responsibilities: kitchen set up; menu development; sourcing suppliers, accounts set up; team recruitment & training; implementation of systems and procedures; local authority liaison
Menu planning – tastings, specs & costings
Daily kitchen and team management – directing and mentoring the team accordingly, ensuring consistently high standards of quality and service standards
Purchasing; kitchen admin and reporting; kitchen cost control; stock management & GP calculation; compliance files; maintenance of kitchen and equipment
Fantastic opportunity to work for forward-thinking, collaborative owners with great passion and drive who champion work-life balance and recognition-reward values – chance to significantly contribute and shape the business going forward with scope to build your professional profile accordingly (press / media interest, social media platforms). New restaurant openings planned following success of London restaurant launch.
Job Type / Category
Exciting, modern 75-cover Persian Restaurant Bar independent set to launch at a superb West End location later this April (2019).
Set over three floors and following significant investment, redesign and refurbishment – concept includes ground floor dining overlooking the open kitchen (new state-of-the-art equipment); a first floor dining room and bar plus basement prep-kitchen.
Food: modern, innovative cooking inspired by the Persian Gulf (flavour-profile focus) with commitment to sourcing the very best ingredients from artisan UK and International suppliers; all made in house on a daily basis; full menu development in collaboration with Owners.
7 day operation: set to open early to late with busy pre and post theatre trade expected.
Overall (kitchen / FOH) team of 35+
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
Seeking a passionate, creative, seasoned Head chef preferably with a background in Middle Eastern / Persian cooking.
Essential: great ideas; good grasp of flavour profiles; experience creating new dishes and flavours.
Skill set: inspirational leader (people management); strong organisation & communication levels; good initiative / drive and attention to detail; proven track-record of delivering on budgets and KPI targets without compromise to quality and guest experience.
Start salary: £50,000 – £60,000+ basic pa plus KPI related bonus
Permanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period: regular salary reviews (performance / sales dependent); courses as required; 28 days paid annual leave; workplace pension option; staff discounts; FAM trips & team excursions; laundered uniform & meals on duty
Approx. 50 – 55 hrs p wk / 7 shifts over 5 days incl. Weekends
Immediate Start available / able to accommodate notice
Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent
Salary: £55,000.00 to £65,000.00 /year
- Persian / Middle Eastern cooking: 1 year (Preferred)
- Head chef: 2 years (Preferred)