Head Chef

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£34,000 per annum
30 Nov 2017
28 Dec 2017
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title

Head Chef


An excellent opportunity now exists for a Head Chef…………………………


Riverside Restaurant, Cambridge

Summary of Role

Our Head Chef will be responsible for ensuring sustained growth of turnover and net operating profits by effectively managing the kitchen and the delivery of culinary excellence. Responsible for providing day to day culinary advice, innovative solutions and quality service in line with business objectives and Elior UK standards to achieve and maximise set targets. Establish and maintain a committed and engaged team.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

As Head Chef for Elior you will be expected to:

  • Proactive management of kitchen team. Responsible for recruiting, supporting, training and people development to deliver an efficient, high quality service to Elior UK, the customer and client.
  • Accountable for ensuring that all aspects of the Elior eXperience are communicated and embedded within the team supporting the Service Champion as appropriate.
  • Accountable for ensuring ongoing team communications, including building internal and external relationships, management reporting and client liaison to enable operational excellence.
  • Accountable for maintaining, ordering and controlling food stocks within budget.
  • Accountable for innovative menu planning and design of food service within specified budgets ensuring high standard of food presentation and portion/quality control.
  • Responsible for creating a platform for financial growth through cost control and culinary excellence.
  • Accountable for COSHH, Food Safety, H&S, legal regulations, environment policies and duty of care to customers and colleagues.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

As Head Chef we look for the following: 

  • A passion for service: Warm, friendly and genuine with excellent all round communication skills.
  • A performance driven leadership approach: Creates a culture of results within a high pressured environment through inspirational leadership.
  • Respecting commitments: Able to effectively listen, establishing trust and ensuring contractual compliance through exemplary leadership.
  • Taking the initiative: Takes responsibility, is committed to achieving growth by creating a culture of innovation, adaptability and challenging the norm.
  • Someone with previous Chef experience.
  • Experience in a Bistro style restaurant
  • Relevant qualifications including food hygiene, cookery certifications/qualifications.

Core Values and Behaviours

Because we believe that the whole eXperience matters as Head Chef for Elior we look for:

  • Employee Recognition: recognise and value the contribution of others.
  • Loyalty to our client/customer satisfaction: warm, friendly and genuine with ability to build trust and loyalty.
  • Innovation: actively seek to improve ways of working and offer suggestions.
  • Operational Excellence: committed to achieving results through demonstrating a “can-do” attitude.
  • Responsibility: takes personal responsibility to ensure all Elior ways of working are adhered to.

Salary & Benefits

£34000.00 gross salary

As well as an enjoyable place to work, Elior offer a comprehensive benefits package including access to offers, promotions and discounts to retail and leisure providers.


Monday-Friday 7am-3.30pm 40 hours



07971 450992

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