Fantastic Head Chef opportunity up to £50,000 with Tronc

A Head Chef is currently being sought by this quality four star multi AA Rosette accredited Hotel and Wedding venue.

Working at the helm of an experienced and dedicated brigade, you will be looking for a stable role with career longevity. You will be passionate about your cuisine and using quality produce.

Your duties will include team management and training, creating fresh incorporating local seasonal and fresh organic produce, stock and supplier control and sourcing, and maintaining and improving GPs throughout. You will be stepping into a very prestigious role, and be capable of meeting very high opinions while introducing newer and higher standards.

Magnificent location and a fantatsic culture and a Great belief in staff welfare and well being

We are now looking for a driven, ambitious and exciting Head Chef to take over the team and push us to the next level.

The hotel has a Wonderful restaurant operation along with a bespoke wedding business as well as catering for romantic dinners

This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Head Chef to bring their own ideas as well as having a keen interest in the training and development of their team and build a fantatsic future for all involved

You will be given the autonomy to carve out a niche for both the restaurant and yourself.

We are searching for an enthusiastic, inspiring Head Chef to oversee the food operation, lead, train and develop the kitchen team, building strong relationships with suppliers and use locally sourced produce where possible, with a hands-on creative approach.

Reporting to the GM

Benefits include:
Competitive Salary
Statutory annual holidays
Meals provided

Qualifications/ Experience required:


Must have NVQ level 1&2 or equivalent
Must have a full understanding of food safety and hygiene.
You must have a steady career to date and a CV that displays commitment and development.
Applicants must be well presented and have strong leadership skills.
Must have a rosette background to at least 2 rosettes - for a period of at least 2 years in a senior position
Desirable to have strong kitchen management skill and a strong financial awareness.
Essential that you have both fine dining and banqueting experience in quality establishments.

To Apply For This Role:

To apply for this opportunity, then please send us your most recent up to date CV to murray@firstcontactuk.com

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information about this role.

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This is a permanent position.

All applicants will have a stable CV with excellent traceable references. The person to suit must be experienced in fresh produce

Should also possess NVQ level 1 and 2 or equivalent, and hygiene certificate.

You must either be working in or a resident in the United Kingdom to apply for this position . You must be able to prove your Right to Work in the United Kingdom to apply for this role, you must be a UK/EU Citizen and have ILR/PR status or hold a work permit /visa with at least 2 years remaining .

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

I would like to thank you for your interest shown in this position. Please note that we take your application very seriously, but must stress that applications will only be answered in person if they match the criteria of the position advertised. If we havent contacted you within 72 hours, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion for this position.

First Contact Chefs are passionate about fostering careers in the hospitality industry. We believe in professional career development, rather than simply placing candidates in jobs. We nurture talent to ensure an enhancement of our clients and the industrys reputation as a whole and we are a great supporter of "A Passion to Inspire" developing the relationship between the applicant and employer.

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  • Job Type: Head Chef
  • Location: Europe > UK > South East > West Sussex > Crawley
  • Reference: 31087MC
  • Wage: £50,000 per annum (Plus Tips and Overtime )