We are delighted to be recruiting for a Head Chef who will have ownership for delivering stunning food and service in our Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to join our new restaurant team and lead from the front.
You will lead and develop the team, including chefs, kitchen porters and catering assistants and be responsible for ensuring that the day to day running of the kitchen is always smooth and efficient. Although you would be reporting to the Restaurant Manager, from day one you will be given a high level of autonomy and you will have a significant influence on the overall performance of the restaurant through the planning of exciting seasonal menus and buying fresh ingredients.
Our kitchens are fast-paced environments so you can expect to be very hands-on and you will need to have experience of being able to manage high volumes of orders whilst ensuring exceptional standards of food quality are consistently maintained.
As well as a rewarding career, you can expect to receive a competitive basic salary, pension scheme (auto-enrolment), 28 days' holiday, generous staff discount and potential for career development within the Blue Diamond Group.
We are looking for someone who has an energetic personality who can inspire and lead a team. They must have a real passion for good food with the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level.
You will need to be confident in the use of fresh ingredients to produce delicious, aesthetically pleasing dishes to our customers. Your menus will set the tone for our Restaurant, allowing you to utilise creative flair to create truly stunning dishes. Your knowledge of flavours, produce and ingredients should be second to none.
You will have responsibility for the training and supervision of the other chefs in your team, who will look to look for guidance and advice. You will need to be a natural leader who can get the most of your team even when the going gets tough. The pace of our restaurant can be frenetic at times, but you will enjoy a better work/life balance than traditional roles in the industry.
ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP
Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.
We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.
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