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Chef, Houghton Hall Garden Centre

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Houghton Hall Garden Centre - Carlisle
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Full Time

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Hours are 45 per week over 5 days will include weekend working so flexibility is a must.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Chef to help lead the kitchen team at our Houghton Hall Garden Centre.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-experienced Chef who will relish the prospect of working in this fantastic facility.
The restaurant boasts an impressive menu serving the highest quality locally inspired and mouth-watering food and home baking with everything made in-house. We deliver amazing food using only the best ingredients designed to attract respectable clientele who truly appreciate quality food, drink and impeccable friendly service.

Job Description

The main duties in this role are to work with the kitchen team, assisting the Head Chef and being a passionate team member. You will be a real personality, an excellent hands-on Chef who can help to keep us as the number one place to visit.

You will be a true foodie, confident and have experience in supervising / managing a team. The role will also include ordering, planning menus, stock and ensuring service standards are at the highest level.

The successful candidate will help the team to implement ideas and deliver freshly cooked meals that rival any local restaurant. The role has a great deal of scope and if successful you will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and be rewarded for your success.

Required Experience
•Previous experience in a busy high volume coffee shop / restaurant
•A passion for using only the freshest ingredients and delivering only the best food.
•Enthusiastic, bright and bubbly with a great deal of charisma
•A great personality with the ability to build strong relationships with customers and staff alike.
•A passion for excellent service and serving the highest quality food and home baking.
•Strong people skills and the ability to train, motivate and develop a team and liaise between both the front of house and kitchen teams.
•Back of house skills and the ability to do the weekly paperwork providing stock figures and writing rota's, controlling staffing costs etc.
•Proven ability to drive sales and improve the business.

We are looking for the person who will continue the success of our restaurant and build on what has already been achieved. You must have the drive, energy and personality to see you thorough what will is a busy but very enjoyable role.

We are a friendly and staff focused company who understand that it is our staff who make our business. We offer family friendly hours.