Head Chef

Salary

Up to £40000.00 per annum plus live in accommodation

Job Type

full time

Location

Polzeath, Oystercatcher

Closing date

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Job Description

The Oystercatcher is a contemporary bar and restaurant with comfy accommodation that enjoys an enviable outlook over Polzeath Beach and out to sea, from both inside and across its spectacular al fresco space.

You’ll be working at a scenic pub that’s popular among families, couples, and surfers seeking a delicious bite to eat following a session on the waves or a day out exploring Cornwall’s dramatic north coast.

We’re looking for a Head Chef to lead our talented kitchen team. You’ll oversee a fast-paced environment, manage passionate people, and cook with locally sourced produce to provide experiences that delight our guests. 

About you: 

  • You front the Kitchen and Back of House Team, taking pride in overseeing a quality food offering that delights our guests. 
  • Working closely with the General Manager, you champion the spirit and values of St Austell Family Group, inspiring those around you and setting a glowing example for them to follow.
  • You have a passion for creating culinary delights from quality, locally sourced ingredients.
  • A keen eye for details sees you take responsibility for all food leaving the kitchen, making sure it is up to spec, with costs kept in line with company targets.
  • Closely monitoring your team’s performance gives you the insight to give praise where it’s due, provide constructive feedback, and nurture talent.
  • You care about the environment and ensure that the handling and disposing of waste and recycling materials is done in the right way. Your team members see you as a source of knowledge. Thanks to you, they know our offering inside out and adapt to menu changes with ease. 
  • You know food health and safety regulations like the back of your hand.
  • Being commercially minded, you understand budgets and sales targets, and play your part in helping to achieve them.
  • You make sure the kitchen it is kept looking spick and span, upholding the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

What we will offer you in return:

  • Potential for live-in accommodation
  • 30% off food and drink in our pubs.
  • 50% off overnight stays in our pubs.
  • A free two-night stay in our pubs every year.
  • Westfield Rewards, including discounts and rewards from hundreds of leading retailers, restaurants, and destinations.
  • Cycle to work scheme on select roles.
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Career progression.
  • Free food on shift.
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Flexible working.
  • Paid time off to volunteer for charity. 

Additional info:

St Austell Family Group is an Equal Opportunities employer, and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome requests for flexible working.


Early applications are encouraged as we’ll review applications throughout the recruitment process and reserve the right to close the advert at any time. Please note that we politely request no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. Speculative CVs from recruitment agencies won’t be accepted, nor the fees associated with them.  

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