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Breakfast Chef- Grand Central Hotel

Hastings Hotels is a family owned, luxury hotel group based in Northern Ireland.

We value our people. It's our people who provide the excellent experience we offer to all our guests. When we work together we can do amazing things.

We are seeking a reliable and enthusiastic person to become part of our talented Kitchen team.

Under the inspiring leadership of our Executive Head Chef, Damian Tumilty, you will have the opportunity to work with our friendly team, develop your skills and enjoy the variety offered by a role in hospitality.

The successful candidate can expect to work 35 hours per week (excluding breaks), five shifts out seven including weekends.

Hours vary, but typical shift patterns include, 5am, to 1pm and 6am to 2pm,   

The salary for this full-time position ranges from £22,000.00 to £24,000.00 per annum depending on experience.  

We offer a range of benefits including free staff meals, employee discounts, credit card tips, 29 days holiday plus your birthday and opportunities for career progression and development.

Important Information
Location: Grand Central Hotel, 9-15 Bedford St, 9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, County Antrim, BT2 7FF
Date Posted: 19th May 2023
Closing Date: 29th May 2023
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: From £22,000.00 Yearly to £24,000.00 Yearly

About the role

To prepare and supervise Breakfast to ensure this most important meal of the day is presented to Hastings standards.

1.   To take responsibility for the effective supervision of kitchen employees, to ensure efficient operation of the Breakfast function.

2.  To promote and contribute to a harmonious working environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity.

3.   To ensure quality standards and procedures are fully understood and implemented, and daily checking procedures are fully applied.

4.  To ensure company policies relating to stock control and stock ordering are implemented and monitored.

5.  To ensure the junior Kitchen team receive the appropriate training and coaching to provide effective and efficient service in line with Hastings standards.

6.  To ensure the junior Kitchen team work to Hastings standards, providing feedback to deliver effective and efficient service.

7.  To maintain effective communication and relationships with other hotel departments and suppliers to maintain an effective operation and ensure guest satisfaction.

8. To ensure the security of kitchen and storage areas is maintained.  

9.  To ensure the kitchen areas, fixtures and equipment are properly maintained.

10. To ensure a safe environment is maintained in compliance with health, safety, fire, hygiene and security legislation and company policies and procedures.

11.  Any other duties as required.

About You

We would love you to have similar previous experience gained within a quality catering establishment and the following:

What you will need

Required criteria

  • Good communication skills
  • A clean and tidy appearance
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Right to Work in the United Kingdom
  • Must have previous experience at a similar level gained within a high quality catering operation
  • Must have NVQ level 2 or the equivalent in Food Preparation and Cooking and hold a recognised current Food Hygiene Certificate

Desired criteria

  • Experience as a breakfast Chef
  • Educated to GCSE Standard or the equivalent including English and Maths
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Chefing Skills

Chefing Skills

Bakery Skills

Bakery Skills

Dessert Skills

Dessert Skills

Hastings Hotels

Our vision is to be recognised as a prestigious, family company providing the finest in Irish hospitality with style and excellence.
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Hastings Hotels owns and operates six hotels in Northern Ireland, with over 1,000 bedrooms, one stand-alone grill bar/restaurant and a luxury spa. From city centre buzz to seaside resort, each outlet has a distinctive personality and market positioning. Over 50 years this family owned business has successfully earned its identity and in a crowded market place because we place quality at the heart of what we do. Quality in the design of our properties and their upkeep. Quality in the local sourcing of the food and drink we offer our guests. And quality in our people, people with personality, attention to detail, and a desire to develop their careers with us.

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Our guests remember small details. The open fires in the front hall. The supremely comfy beds. The fabulous breakfast... and the interactions they had with our staff. It is more important that you have the correct behaviours and attitude than every last qualification... we can help you attain that. We place great attention on recruitment, induction, and integrating you into your department, your hotel, and the Group. We want you to think about how you want to develop your career with us, and we promise to do what we can to help you on that journey. As a result, we are proud to have some of the best staff retention levels in the hospitality industry.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits including free staff meals, cash and credit card tips, employee discounts, 29 days holiday plus your birthday and opportunities for career progression and development.

Vacation, Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Cycle to work

Competitive salary

Event tickets

Preferential room rates

Family and friends rates

Discount on meals purchased

Discount on spa treatments or products

Long service recognition

Free meals during shifts

Free parking or Discounted parking

Employee Assistance Scheme

Wellbeing Scheme

Social Opportunities

Employee of the Month

Breakfast Chef- Grand Central Hotel

Our vision is to be recognised as a prestigious, family company providing the finest in Irish hospitality with style and excellence.