Head Chef

Head Chef, The Fingal Hotel - Part of the Royal Yacht Britannia group, Edinburgh and Lothians

Posted on November 21, 2023 | Start date December 4, 2023

Salary:Negotiable depending on experience plus tips
Hours:40 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7 - straight shifts from 5am to 1pm or 6am to 2pm
Bedrooms:Fingal - 23 bedrooms
Covers:Breakfast: up to 40
Food type:2 AA rosette
Full-time chefs:15 - 16 chefs plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Live out
Job description:

Hours: Full Time
Duration: Permanent
Pay: Depending on experience
We are looking for a talented Head Restaurant Chef on board Fingal, AA Hotel of the Year Scotland, and AA luxury 5star hotel, with a 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
With complete autonomy to create a vibrant dining experience for our guests, the restaurant is growing in popularity serving 30-45 covers per service.
Salary is negotiable for the right candidate working alongside a dedicated team of chefs to drive the quality of food to the next level.
When it comes to produce, we use only the best aboard Fingal. We are passionate about creating dishes and using fresh local produce; we take inspiration from what is in season and the ingredients presented to us by our local forager.
This role would suit someone with a great work ethic, an enthusiasm and passion for cooking and a proven track record of delivering excellence.
Offering lots of company support and the tools to do the job, nothing is too much to create outstanding guest experiences.
Fingal is a luxury floating hotel permanently berthed on Edinburgh’s vibrant waterfront. This historic ship started life as a lighthouse tender, helping maintain lighthouses and transporting their keepers, equipment and supplies to some of the most treacherous locations in Scotland. Launched in January 2019, she has been transformed into an exquisite 22- cabin boutique hotel and exclusive use venue by the award winning team at The Royal Yacht Britannia.
As our Head Restaurant Chef duties are likely to include, but are not limited to:
Taking our restaurant offering to the next level
Optimising the cooking processes with attention to speed, quality and delivery
Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards and maintaining impeccable quality standards within the Galley and service areas at all times, including overseeing a weekly deep cleaning schedule
Ensuring smooth and friendly cooperation, communication, training and mentoring within the Galley and service areas and team as a whole
Meeting targets and achieving agreed gross profit margins, the costing of dishes across the service periods
Developing the kitchen team to drive them forward, as well as developing menu knowledge with the FOH teams.
Responsibility in a busy, fast-paced kitchen
Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure
Attention to detail and high standards of presentation, creative flair and imagination

Company benefits include:
10% employer pension contribution (no employee contribution )
6.6 weeks/33 days pro-rata, annual holiday entitlement
Up to one week/5 days pro-rata, long service holiday entitlement
Life Assurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Performance and loyalty payment scheme
Complimentary tickets and staff discount (Britannia and Fingal Hotel)
Free car parking for staff at The Royal Yacht Britannia and Fingal
Meals on duty – you will be entitled to a complimentary meal in the staff canteen whilst on duty
If you feel you have the personality, skills and experience we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please apply to Mark Alston Executive Chef, with a copy of your up to date CV and reference details

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Contact details:mark.alston@tryb.co.uk | www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
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Head Chef, The Collingwood Arms - Northumberland, England

Posted on November 2, 2023 | Start date November 3, 2023

Salary:£38,000 paid fortnightly. Plus a share of tips.
Hours:45 hours per week
Days:5 days per week - mixture of straight and split shifts.
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: to 25; Dinner: to 30; Breakfast: to 30; Functions: can do functions
Food type:freshly prepared using only the best, locally-sourced ingredients.
Full-time chefs:2/3 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Accommodation available for 3 months as part of the package
Job description:

The Collingwood Arms is a former coaching hotel situated in the village of Cornhill on Tweed a mile from Coldstream and 12 miles from Berwick.

Our regularly changing menu uses the best local produce.

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to join our team.

You will take full control of our kitchen, ordering, stock control, menu planning, rotas, training, health, safety and hygiene

All produce is home made.

The opportunity to work with an exciting and young team, striving for awards. Looking for a passionate chef to share goals and grow with the team and to develop their skills

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Kristie, General manager with an up to date CV and contactable work references.

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Contact details:enquiries@collingwoodarms.com | www.collingwoodarms.com
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