Head Chef

Company: Paceville Entertainments Ltd
Job type: Full-time
Industry: Catering & Hospitality

Report: Company Directors or any other person the company may from time to time decide

 

Job Summary: The Head Chef’s responsibilities include creating and studying recipes, setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. The Head Chef must be able to delegate tasks to kitchen staff in order to ensure that meals are prepared in a timely manner.

 

Responsibilities:

 

• Assign tasks and supervise chefs in the preparation and presentation of food

• Come up with new dishes which appeal to the clients, whenever required

• Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items

• Design new recipes, plan menus and select plate presentation

• Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients

• Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area

• Ensure appealing plate presentation; plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish’s aspect and its taste

• Establish and maintain controls to minimize food waste and theft

• Evaluate food products to ensure that company quality standards are consistently attained – track food costs while managing vendors in tandem with the purchasing department, top provide cost-efficient products

• Implement and maintain Culinary Excellence Standards / Standard Operating procedures

• Inform Food & Beverage Servers about daily specials

• Maintain control of the kitchen to ensure that all tasks are carried out efficiently and effectively

• Perform administrative tasks, taking stock take of food and equipment supplies and issuing purchase orders as necessary

• Prepare necessary data for applicable parts of the budget whilst projecting annual food, labour and other costs; monitor actual financial results and take corrective action as necessary to ensure that financial targets are met

• Set up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, like knives, pans and kitchen scales

• Study each recipe and gather all necessary ingredients

• Modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests

• Train the kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources

• Work with the company directors to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant’s policy and vision

 

Qualifications & Assets:

 

• At least six years proven experience as chef

• Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques

• Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks

• Diploma in Culinary science or related certificate is desirable

• Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management

• Excellent time management abilities

• Familiarity with sanitation regulations

• Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment

• Leadership skills

• Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes

 

It is understood and agreed that Paceville Entertainment Ltd. may from time to time, in its absolute discretion, assign the Employee new and varied duties and responsibilities other than those contained herein.

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