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Southampton – Head Chef

Southampton up to £16.00 p/h Full time

The Real Greek is a small and friendly company with fantastic training and development, a competitive pay structure and plenty of opportunities to progress. We are currently looking for an experienced Head Chef to join Southampton branch.

Full training will be given in our menu and daily operations, but you will need to hit the ground running. It is vital that you are comfortable with a grill, reading tickets and delegating the food orders to the correct stations/chefs. The Real Greek is a family, and we are looking for a leader for our kitchen. Someone who will motivate the staff and help train and build them up.

Southampton – Grill Chef

Southampton up to £13.50p/h Full time

About us:

The Real Greek is a small and friendly company with fantastic training and development, a competitive pay structure and plenty of opportunities to progress.

Interested in joining our Real Greek family? Do you have passion for hospitality and providing an amazing service? Send over your CV!

Benefits

  • Great opportunities to progress within the company
  • Staff eat the same delicious food as our customers
  • Flexible hours with rotas planned weekly

Requirements

  • Previous grill chef experience preferable
  • Strong kitchen experience essential
  • Calm and able to work under pressure
  • Able to communicate clearly and promptly
  • Flexible with tasks and working hours

Responsibilities

Assisting in Day-to-day management of the Kitchen

  • To ensure that the Kitchen is operated in a smooth and professional manner by following Head Chef’s requests to ensure all operational tasks are completed safely and efficiently as/when required (including daily administration) to company Standards
  • To support and communicate regularly and effectively with the Head / Senior Chef and General Manager
  • To be in charge of the kitchen, kitchen team and daily orders when Senior Chef not present
  • To assist in ensuring all stock levels are managed and accounted for in an efficient manner while keeping wastage to a minimal level
  • To assist in ensuring that the Kitchen is fully maintained and serviced as required. To communicate any equipment issues to the Head / Senior Chef

Food Quality, Presentation and Hygiene

  • To ensure that all food presented to customers is prepared with the freshest ingredients and to TRG standard
  • To be responsible for preparing and presenting quality food and all final products leaving the kitchen are to the Company Standard
  • To report any issues with food quality and freshness from suppliers or the central kitchen to the Head / Senior chef or the General Manager
  • To follow the Stock Labelling (DOT system) and Rotation System (FIFO) to ensure the products are identifiable and used in the correct order
  • To be aware of correct temperatures for deliveries, storage and cooking and recording them on the temp log sheets daily
  • To actively support Head / Senior Chef in implementing any menu changes following the Company procedures

Supervising of the Kitchen Porter team

  • To lead by example, ensuring the kitchen is always clean and presentable
  • To ensure all kitchen equipment and all the chemicals are used correctly
  • To praise and recognise good performance

Responsibilities

Day-to-day management of the Kitchen

  • To ensure that the Kitchen is operated to TRG Standards
  • To support and communicate regularly and effectively with the General Manager, Executive Chef, and Operations Manager
  • To ensure correct prep levels and instructions are left for Chefs / Kitchen Porters
  • To ensure that any targets and budgets are achieved by maintaining and controlling food, labour and variable costs
  • To assist in ensuring all stock levels are managed and accounted for
  • To complete and review stock results together with the General Manager on a weekly basis
  • To ensure that the Kitchen is fully maintained and serviced as required
  • To support the General Manager in day-to-day management of the Restaurant
  • To work towards meeting audit expectations
  • To create weekly kitchen rotas

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to remain calm and to work under pressure
  • Communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Financial awareness and strong organisation skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team focused environment
  • Ability to motivate and lead others

Hygiene/Health & Safety/ Food & Safety

· Attend health & safety training, food safety training

· To ensure that all food presented to customers is prepared with the freshest ingredients to TRG standard

· To be responsible for ensuring all kitchen staff are preparing and presenting quality food ( following correct food and hygiene standards)

  • To report any issues with food quality and freshness from the suppliers or the Central Kitchen to the General Manager and Executive Chef
  • To follow the Stock Labelling (DOT system) and Rotation System (FIFO) to ensure the products are identifiable and used in the correct order
  • To ensure that any menu changes are implemented smoothly and are consistent with the training information
  • To communicate any equipment issues to EC/GM
  • To check the quality and quantity of all received produce
  • To ensure that all kitchen paperwork is completed correctly such as cleaning schedules and temperature checks

Development of the Kitchen team

  • To recognise good performance
  • To support the GM and EC in recruiting and training candidates for kitchen roles
  • To ensure that all kitchen teams are managed and performing to their best abilities by providing excellent training and development and reviewing performance by providing regular feedback to all kitchen staff
  • To deal with poor performance through job chats and supporting disciplinary hearings
  • Motivating the team by organising regular staff meetings
  • To develop Second in Charge and involve him/her in running the kitchen

If you are interested in being a part of The Real Greek family, please email us at info@therealgreek.com.

To find out more about working with The Real Greek, see their website: www.therealgreek.com/careers-people

Please note, the job expiry date is estimated. If you are interested in this role, do not delay applying.

Location: Level 1, 7 Westquay Shopping Centre South, Southampton SO15 1DE

CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2022