Head Chef

Head Chef

Doubletree Chester Hotel & Spa, Warrington Road,Chester, CH2 3PD

In this role you will be working for Valor Hospitality Europe which is part of a leading US hotel management company with over 17 properties in the UK operating a number of recognised worldwide brands and exciting expansion plans to add more hotels in the UK and Europe..

Main Duties:

The Head Chef role involves a range of duties, including: Assisting the Executive Head Chef in overseeing the preparation and presentation of food to specifications for all hotel menus and ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained in the department. With a passionate desire to ensure our customers really do have a memorable experience the Head Chef is responsible for leading, developing and inspiring their team. Menu planning, ordering, controlling gross profit margins, stocktaking, health and safety, rosters, training, recruitment and administration related to the department are all part of the role.

Key Personal Attributes

To join the Valor team we need individuals who can drive commerciality through caring and pride. Being personable, reliable, inspirational, driven and enthusiastic by nature.

Key Performance Behavioural Indicators

The key performance behavioural requirements of the Head Chef role include:

• Providing leadership which utilises the full potential of the team.
• Promoting effective relationships with individuals and other departments.
• Acquiring skills and knowledge relating to the job role.
• Setting measurable performance standards, objectives and goals to be achieved.
• Improving quality and service standards by paying attention to detail.
• Anticipating potential problems and business opportunities within the planning process.
• Demonstrating a systematic approach to organisation and administration.
• Focusing on producing results through encouraging high achievement.

Previous experience

The successful candidate will hold a food preparation and food hygiene qualification, have a proven track record in all aspects of kitchen management including menu design, maintaining menu SOP’s, controlling gross profit margins, team leadership and general departmental management. A proven working knowledge of health and safety and Food Safety practices and legislation is required. Proven ability as a team player, leadership, training and motivating a team are required together with experience of rosters and purchasing and financial/commercial awareness, be computer literate and be able to work flexible hours.

Benefits Package:

• Award winning employer
• Competitive Salary
• Worldwide team member benefit programme
• 50% F&B Discount at any UK Valor hotel
• Team member of the month incentive
• Free meals on duty and uniforms provided
• Many Team member celebration events throughout the year
• Incremental holiday allowance based on service
• Apprenticeships available
• Healthcare options
• Pension options
• Discounts off Spa treatments
• Local attraction discounts

Hotel Description:

With 219 rooms, our stylish hotel is set within 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in an 18th Century Manor House, just a short distance from Chester City Centre.
The hotel hosts a mixture of leisure guests, those on business and those attending a meeting or celebration, which our team organise with clockwork precision.
Our guests love our stunning gardens and Grade II listed buildings which make the perfect location for a wedding or celebration.
Our Club and Spa offers luxurious treatments, indoor and outdoor pool, thermal rooms, steam room, aroma room, Hammam and sauna and with two stunning restaurants including our 'Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill'.This fabulous hotel is a great place to work!

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill - Chester

Located within the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chester, our newly refurbished restaurant offers everything you would expect from a traditional steakhouse with the superior quality of a Marco Pierre White restaurant. Our team are proud to serve the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients within an intimate setting, overlooking the stunning gardens surrounding the hotel. This contemporary restaurant is a great place to work!

Valor Hospitality Europe

Valor Hospitality Europe will establish itself as a respected, successful and dynamic management company, known for having highly engaged people, delivering great levels of hospitality with commercial expertise second to none.

Please visit http://www.valorhospitalityeuropejobs.com to learn more about our existing hotels, other exciting job opportunities and our company.

Apply now for the Head Chef position and receive a free Customer Service development profile worth £25.



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