Head Chef 4 star Hotel Kilkenny

Action Recruitment
April 29, 2021
Kilkenny, Ireland
Job Type


We have an immediate vacancy for a Head Chef for a beautiful 4 star hotel in Kilkenny.  This iconic property has a rock solid business and reputation and is led by a very hands on and innovative General Manager.

  • Ensure the day to day running of all outlets by careful management of section workloads. Allocating tasks to individual sections and distributing resources as required while approaching work with a sense of urgency and purpose.
  • Ensure optimum stocking levels and ordering is conducted in line with stocking sheets.
  • Maintain all kitchen outlets, still rooms, storage rooms, delivery areas and canteens in line with HACCP and legislation. Ensure all HACCP procedures and policies are updated on a timely basis.
  • Oversee the smooth running of the food production activities for all departments within the hotel.
  • Act as the direct report for Section Head Chefs.
  • Control the elements that determine profit and loss. Responsible for all major operating expenses.  Set margins and manage the business against projections.
  • Execute the Culinary Strategy of the Executive Head Chef to meet the business needs and maximize margins.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food while demonstrating excellent understanding of costing and delivering menus.
  • Communicate and support the Food & Beverage development strategy of all products.
  • Support effectively and positively menu and operational changes, policies and procedures with direct reporting to the Executive Chef.
  • Achieve awards and recognition for food outlets within the hotel.
  • To write and check standard recipes for all dishes to ensure proper portion control, uniformity of taste and quality.
  • Rostering in Close Cooperation with the Executive Head Chef. Prepare the weekly rosters for all outlets in line with Operational requirements in order to achieve all KPIs.
  • Inspect daily, all fresh food received to ensure the quality is maintained.
  • New staff recruitment, onboarding and integration by analyzing candidates, skills and competencies to ensure each placement decision maximizes team dynamics and talent utilization.
  • Identify to the Executive Chef the potential candidates for promotion within the Brigade.
  • Positively identify and acknowledge excellence in operations and maintain effective and appropriate feedback to all colleagues.
  • Actively pursue learning and self-development to enhance personal, professional and business growth; shares learning; demonstrates depth of knowledge in technical or specialised area,
  • Set up and oversee the implementation of training records.
  • Ensure that each member of the team has the correct uniform available to them whilst working and that they are presentable and not in a poor state.
  • Manage discipline and standards within the kitchen and address conflict in a timely manner in accordance with our Policies.

Excellent package for the right candidate.

Call Joyce on +353 86 6056937 or email Joyce@actionrecruitment.com

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