Head Chef, Y-Not, Caithness

Posted on April 10, 2018 | Start date April 11, 2018

Salary:£34,000 per annum paid weekly
Duration:Permanent
Hours:50
Days:5 days out of 7 days - all straight shifts, 2 days off together
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:6
Covers:Lunch: 80; Dinner: 100; Breakfast: 20
Food type:Bar + Grill using fresh local produce and daily specials
Full-time chefs:5 chefs, 2 kps + 6 bar team
Accommodation:1 bedroom house available - part of package
Job description:

Opened in 2007, ynot is independently owned and has firmly established itself as the hub for locals and visitors looking for fantastic quality food & drink.

We’re open all day everyday serving breakfasts from 8am, lunches from 11.30am & dinner 5pm - 9pm with 120 seated between 2 levels. Our cool, comfortable decor and relaxed environment make the entire venue suitable for everything from a quick casual drink, lunch to a formal evening meal.

We take a great deal of pride in what we do, and aim to provide the best eating & drinking experience in the North of Scotland, and rely on our highly trained staff to make this happen.

With that in mind, we are seeking to recruit a talented Head Chef to join our team. The successful candidate will motivate, support and lead your team and truly own your kitchen!

You’ll have the highest standards, championing for fresh and delicious dishes, making sure orders go out on-time and that every piece of paperwork is perfect.

You will also ensure excellent communication, and develop a team that runs like clockwork and loves to learn.

Whether you’re emphasising the importance of smashing targets or looking out for ways to improve and pass on your technical skills it’s all about becoming a better leader by caring for your people and restaurant success.

Of course, you will already have managerial experience in a fast-paced kitchen; but you’ll quickly find that Y -Not is a pretty unique place! Things here change every day, so you will embrace change and show plenty of ambition.

Most important of all, will be your ability to lead a team under pressure to deliver the highest quality of cooking and the desire to develop a career as a seriously talented chef.

Working at Y Not is more than a job, it’s a career, as a Head chef we will offer you a fantastic package, brilliant salary package a free meal on every shift, 5 day week with straight shifts, amazing staff parties and loads of opportunities for growth and progression.

The Head Chef’s main responsibilities are:
• Creating seasonal, balanced menus that meet customer expectations
• Ensuring quality of presentation and consistency in food whilst meeting service timings
• Building, mentoring and progressing your kitchen team
• Upholding food safety procedures

The key requirements for this role are:
• Previous head chef experience in quality gastropub or restaurant
• Minimum of 5 years working in high-quality establishments
• Excellent knowledge of food
• A passion for the restaurant industry and a knowledge of latest trends and styles
• Strong department management skills
• The ability to motivate, train, develop and inspire your team members

Other Information:
• house provided as accommodation for successful candidate

How to apply:

Please apply to Isla Mackay, with an up-to-date CV and reference details.

Work for partners:

Front of house, house keeping + Kitchen porter

Contact details:ynot7bar@gmail.com

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