Head Chef, Baxters Highland Village, Moray and Strathspey

Posted on August 7, 2019 | Start date August 7, 2019

Salary:Up to £29,500 per annum depending on experience, paid monthly, share of tips, 33 days holiday
Hours:37 - 40 straight shifts. approx 9am - 5pm working to very odd evening
Days:5 out of 7
Holidays:33 Days
Covers:Lunch: up to 300; Dinner: occasional functions; Breakfast: up to 50; Functions: Occasional functions 40
Food type:Bar Food light lunches
Full-time chefs:4 + kitchen porter
Job description:

Baxters Highland Village restaurant is situated in Fochabers which is 8 miles from Elgin.

The Baxters Highland Village offers a variety of speciality shops, stocked with a wide range of Baxters and Audrey Baxter range of food products, as well as wines and whiskies, speciality foods, clothing, cookware and gifts. There is a staff shop which has heavily discounted products for staff. Staff also get a 20% discount in the visitors centre.

Principal purpose of the role:
1.To work effectively with kitchen team to achieve the highest standard of food production and service
2.To help control and manage food costs in line with the budget, use ingredients in accordance with the Company’s sourcing policy and control production / portions in line with agreed specifications.
3.To aid in the achievement of the budgeted Restaurant Sales, % Gross Margin and Net Profit

4.To comply with company systems, policies, procedures, and Food Standards Agency guidelines at all times (Cook Safe etc.)

Main responsibilities:
1. Help meet and exceed company Food % Gross Margin budget
2. Learn menu/dish specifications and achieve food margins
3. Ensure all dishes are to company specification
4. Ensure all recipes and preparation requirements are met
5. Orders of food stock appropriate to sales levels and not over ordered
6. Ensure that all deliveries are checked and signed for
7. Prepare food for service appropriate to sales levels and ensure readiness for service.
8. Controls, records & reports all wastage
9. Staff food policy is followed with no unauthorized food leaving the kitchen
10. Dishes are to specification with no over portioning
11. All stock is secure with no loss of stock
12. Stock rotation is followed and all store rooms/ fridges and freezers are in order.
13. Assist in monthly food stock take
14. Ensure that the storage of food meets company and statutory health and safety requirements
15. Deliver the company kitchen standards as identified within the Cooksafe manual
16. Implement and ensure the company Health & Safety Policy is met at all times – this includes the training of all kitchen staff
17. Comply with & implement all Health and Safety and Food Hygiene requirements
18. Ensure temperature records and food labelling is maintained and up to date
29. Ensure kitchen is clean and hygienic, making sure cleaning rotas are adhered to and records kept
20. Promote a positive perception of the company at all times both internally & externally

How to apply:

Please apply to Andrew Tough with a copy of your updated CV and reference details.

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Contact details:andrew.tough@baxters.co.uk | www.baxters.com
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