Head Chef
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We are searching for an experienced, skilled and expert Head Chef to join our restaurant. You will head all the kitchen’s activities. You will have the sole authority to monitor and control all the tasks going on in the kitchen.

As a Head Chef, your role will include producing and examining the dishes before they are sent to the customers. You should ensure that the food is great in quality and gratification.

You will be responsible for planning and designing the restaurant menu. You will work closely with the Sous Chef and other junior chefs to cook tasty dishes and entice our customers. You will also play a major role in hiring staff for your kitchen. 

If you know the art of cooking delicious delicacies, we would like to meet you.


  • Monitor and direct overall process of food preparation

  • Modify menus time to time with new food recipes to offer the latest variety of products and high quality servings

  • Approve the prepared dishes before they are served to the customers

  • Keep up to the inventory and order any ingredients or equipment as and when required

  • Offer a quick solution or remedy if any problem arises

  • Stand by backup plan in case of heavy customer in-flow

  • Hire and train the kitchen staff

  • Supervise the work of juniors

  • Evaluate staff’s workload and reparations

  • Keep proceedings of payroll and attendance

  • Fulfill with nutrition and hygiene guidelines and safety criteria

  • Keep up the environment of support and respect between co-workers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Science or any related certification

  • 4 years of experience working as a Head Chef or Sous Chef

  • Excellent proven skill of kitchen administration

  • Skill of distributing tasks and monitoring the progress time to time

  • Exceptional communication and management skills

  • Keep up with latest culinary trends and improved kitchen progressions

  • Understanding of (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)

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Debbie Bullock, Group HR Manager at English Lakes
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English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues
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