Head Chef in Cambridgeshire

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Surya Hotels
Job Hours: Full-time

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Dragonfly Hotels have a simple philosophy: economy with excellence. It means we do the basics brilliantly, with a splash of panache for good measure. In four key east of England locations, we deliver comfort, convenience and efficient, switched-on service, sensibly priced so you can do more with your trip, whether you’re staying with us for business, leisure, or a little bit of both.

Our Peterborough hotel is the ideal setting for a short break of business trip, with 70 rooms, the overlooks a serene lake which is home to Peterborough’s international Rowing Course.

You will be a Head Chef  who thrives in a changing environment to bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to our team.

You should have demonstrable flare; inventive and creative in  preparing dishes from our menus, and specials that are innovative and cost effective, but most importantly are enticing to our guests!

Main Duties of the Role:

  • Responsible for all operational aspects of the Kitchen and its success.
  • Ensure all cleaning in the designated areas is carried out to the Company Standards.
  • To support the Management team with the management of the Kitchen Division including controlling budget, cost of goods, rota planning and performance management.
  • Development and design of new special dishes and menus.
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain COGs and profit margins.
  • Manage the day to day food administration ensuring systems compliance- with checks, temps, stocks, rotation expiries etc.
  • Ordering stocks, taking deliveries of produce and stock rotation of food stuffs, auditing equipment and standards.

Key Requirements for the Role:

  • Outstanding cooking skills
  • Proven skills efficiently running the pass with a high volume of covers on busy shifts
  • Excellent communication skills both written and orally.
  • Evidence of managing a Team within a Catering / Hotel environment.
  • The ability to write menus that are both creative, costed and profitable.
  • A cooking qualification such as Diploma, NVQ or SVQ.

If the above sounds like an ideal fit for you, please get in contact with us, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

We offer a great environment where you get to shape the menus you're delivering, you guide and mentor your team and are a key part of your site's success.

Surya Hotels is one of the UK’s leading niche hotel groups, with a rapidly expanding portfolio of outstanding properties, situated in some of the UK’s most idyllic settings, from historic Suffolk and Norfolk towns, Essex City or coastal resorts to picturesque Surrey villages.

Our hospitality family has a ‘best in class’ ethos to exceed our guest expectations; creating experiences that embrace our heritage locations, our people and the communities we work within.

We aim to consistently deliver best in class experiences with personality and warmth. From our warm welcome, to our ‘See-you-again-soon’ Goodbye.

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