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Head Chef

Summary
Head Chef
Salary £45000 / Year
Plus Bonus
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience
Location St. James's, London SW1A 1HJ, UK

Head Chef


Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced full-time Head Chef to join our Back of House team at Locket’s on St James’s Street, Green Park.


Why join the Locket’s team?

 

-          Offering approx. £19.25 per hour or £45,000 per annum plus yearly bonus

-          5 straight shifts or approximately 45 hours a week Monday to Friday with weekends off

-          The restaurant is closed on weekends, 10 days over Christmas, 2 weeks over August, 4 days over the Easter weekend and Bank holidays

-          28 days holidays (inc. bank holidays) + additional days given for years of service

-          Uniforms provided and laundered

-          50% discount in each restaurant within the group (Franco’s, Wiltons and Locket’s)

-          Company pension scheme

-          Delicious meals whilst on duty

-          Training & development opportunities including company funded courses

-          Career progression planning with platform ‘Flow Hospitality’

-          Growth opportunities within all 3 restaurants in the company

-          To celebrate you passing probation you will be offered a Complimentary meal for 2

-          Company sickness pay

-          Recommend a friend Scheme

-          Cycle to Work Scheme

-          Employee of the month and the year rewards

-          Annual staff party

 

Who are we?

 

Locket’s is a 60-cover per service, all-day café and wine bar, offering coffees, lunch and dinner to the local community to eat in, take away with in the summer months, the opportunity of outside dining. Locket’s provides a casual alternative to the local restaurants, a more comfortable option than the local fast-food chains for coffees, drinks and lunch in the area. In the evening, Locket’s has an extensive wine list by the glass, perfect for people wishing to catch up with friends after work while offering an extensive selection of tapas inspired dishes.

 

Our Mission is to create a sanctuary away from work and home; an accessible, comfortable, and enticing environment for people to relax for a moment in their busy lives. To continue the heritage of the Wiltons Holdings group by offering impeccable quality and service.

What can you bring to the team and what to expect?

 

-          At least 2 years’ experience as a Head Chef in a similar establishment or within a fast paced and high-quality food service environment

-          Experience of managing the kitchen service of a minimum of 60 covers per service

-          Can demonstrate experience of writing and developing menus and dishes

-          Has experience of working in a kitchen environment that does not use an open flame but has ovens and induction

-          Has a good knowledge and experience in managing purchasing, stock control to achieve a desired GP

-          Can demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to recruit, train, coach, manage and motivate their team

-          A strong passion for international food and hospitality

-          Has the ability to thrive under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude to all

-          Excellent communication skills both oral and written, with customers, staff and suppliers alike

-          Has had the experience of maintaining a high standard hygiene and health and safety at work

-          Has good working ability to use common computer programmes such as outlook, word and excel


Right to work in the UK is a requirement.  Please note we are currently unable to provide sponsorship for the moment.

 

Applications without a CV will not be considered.  If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days, your application is unlikely to have been successful on this occasion.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced full-time Head Chef to join our Back of House team at Locket’s on St James’s Street, Green Park.


Why join the Locket’s team?

 

-          Offering approx. £19.25 per hour or £45,000 per annum plus yearly bonus

-          5 straight shifts or approximately 45 hours a week Monday to Friday with weekends off

-          The restaurant is closed on weekends, 10 days over Christmas, 2 weeks over August, 4 days over the Easter weekend and Bank holidays

-          28 days holidays (inc. bank holidays) + additional days given for years of service

-          Uniforms provided and laundered

-          50% discount in each restaurant within the group (Franco’s, Wiltons and Locket’s)

-          Company pension scheme

-          Delicious meals whilst on duty

-          Training & development opportunities including company funded courses

-          Career progression planning with platform ‘Flow Hospitality’

-          Growth opportunities within all 3 restaurants in the company

-          To celebrate you passing probation you will be offered a Complimentary meal for 2

-          Company sickness pay

-          Recommend a friend Scheme

-          Cycle to Work Scheme

-          Employee of the month and the year rewards

-          Annual staff party

 

Who are we?

 

Locket’s is a 60-cover per service, all-day café and wine bar, offering coffees, lunch and dinner to the local community to eat in, take away with in the summer months, the opportunity of outside dining. Locket’s provides a casual alternative to the local restaurants, a more comfortable option than the local fast-food chains for coffees, drinks and lunch in the area. In the evening, Locket’s has an extensive wine list by the glass, perfect for people wishing to catch up with friends after work while offering an extensive selection of tapas inspired dishes.

 

Our Mission is to create a sanctuary away from work and home; an accessible, comfortable, and enticing environment for people to relax for a moment in their busy lives. To continue the heritage of the Wiltons Holdings group by offering impeccable quality and service.

What can you bring to the team and what to expect?

 

-          At least 2 years’ experience as a Head Chef in a similar establishment or within a fast paced and high-quality food service environment

-          Experience of managing the kitchen service of a minimum of 60 covers per service

-          Can demonstrate experience of writing and developing menus and dishes

-          Has experience of working in a kitchen environment that does not use an open flame but has ovens and induction

-          Has a good knowledge and experience in managing purchasing, stock control to achieve a desired GP

-          Can demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to recruit, train, coach, manage and motivate their team

-          A strong passion for international food and hospitality

-          Has the ability to thrive under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude to all

-          Excellent communication skills both oral and written, with customers, staff and suppliers alike

-          Has had the experience of maintaining a high standard hygiene and health and safety at work

-          Has good working ability to use common computer programmes such as outlook, word and excel


Right to work in the UK is a requirement.  Please note we are currently unable to provide sponsorship for the moment.

 

Applications without a CV will not be considered.  If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days, your application is unlikely to have been successful on this occasion.


Details
Salary £45000 / Year
Plus Bonus
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience
Location St. James's, London SW1A 1HJ, UK

Skills
Inventory Management
Training Experience
Staff Scheduling
Menu Development
Microsoft Office
Catering Service
Casual Dining Experience
Fine Dining Experience
Fast-Paced Experience
Fluent in English
Culinary Degree/Training
Pastry Education
Fish Cutting Experience
Knife Skills
Cleanliness
Food Safety
Food Preparation
Grilling
Roasting
Kitchen Safety
Safe Food Handling
Sauteing
Blanching
Kitchen Tools
Sanitary Practices
Searing
Seasoning
Stir Frying
Classical Cooking Techniques
strong passion for international food and hospitality
Excellent communication skills both oral and written, with customers, staff and suppliers alike
Managing the kitchen service of a minimum of 60 covers per service
Experience of writing and developing menus and dishes
Experience of working in a kitchen environment that does not use an open flame but has ovens and induction
Good knowledge and experience in managing purchasing, stock control to achieve a desired GP
Demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to recruit, train, coach, manage and motivate their team
Ability to thrive under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude to all
Experience of maintaining a high standard hygiene and health and safety at work
Good working ability to use common computer programmes such as outlook, word and excel
By applying you confirm you have these skills.


St. James's, London SW1A 1HJ, UK