Head Chef, Forgan's Restaurant, Broughty Ferry, Fife

Posted on July 5, 2024 | Start date August 5, 2024

Salary:£35,000 to £38,000 per annum Wage stream available of up to 40% of wage earned
Hours:45 hours per week, straight shifts - overtime paid after 50 hours
Days:5 days from 7 - straight shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: Up to 200 over lunch & dinner midweek, Up to 170 at weekends
Food type:Modern Scottish produce-led food
Full-time chefs:5 plus KPs
Accommodation:None available
Job description:

About Us:
Located in the heart of Broughty Ferry, Forgan's is a distinguished restaurant that takes pride in showcasing the finest Scottish produce. Collaborating with over a dozen local suppliers, we specialize in offering the very best artisan breads & cakes, craft spirits, gourmet cheeses, preserves, and specially selected wines. From long and lazy brunches to indulgent afternoon treats and hearty, wholesome dinners, Forgan's is the go-to destination for those who appreciate quality, seasonal ingredients prepared with passion.

Job Description:
We are currently seeking a skilled and passionate Head Chef to join our culinary team at Forgan's.. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual with a deep appreciation for using the best, freshest, seasonal, and local ingredients to create exceptional dishes. This is a unique opportunity to lead a dynamic kitchen team in a vibrant and fast-paced restaurant environment.

1. Menu Development: Collaborate with the culinary team to create and execute a seasonal menu that emphasizes the use of fresh, local, and high-quality ingredients.

2. Creative Control: Take charge of daily specials, bringing innovative ideas and culinary creativity to enhance the dining experience.

3. Culinary Excellence: Prepare and present dishes to the highest standards, ensuring consistency in taste, quality, and presentation.

4. Local Sourcing: Work closely with local suppliers to source the best seasonal ingredients, supporting Forgan's commitment to showcasing Scottish produce.

5. Kitchen Management: Oversee daily kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and cleaning, to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow.

6. Quality Control: Implement and maintain rigorous quality control measures to ensure that all dishes meet or exceed Forgan's standards.

7. Team Collaboration: Foster a positive and collaborative working environment within the kitchen, working closely with the culinary team to achieve culinary excellence.

1. Proven experience as a Head Chef, Sous Chef, or Chef de Partie – minimum two years’ experience.

2. In-depth knowledge of Scottish cuisine and a passion for showcasing local produce.

3. Strong leadership and communication skills.

4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic kitchen environment.

5. Culinary degree or relevant certifications.

6. Commitment to using the best, freshest, and seasonal ingredients.

If you have a passion for creating exceptional dishes using the finest Scottish ingredients and aspire to lead a dynamic culinary team while taking creative control with daily specials, we invite you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

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Contact details:nickkourie@scotsman.group | https://forgansstandrews.co.uk/
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