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Commis Chef

 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 leadership of our Inspiring Executive Head Chef, Kevin Osborne, 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 35/45 hours per week (excluding breaks), five shifts out seven including weekends.

Hours vary, but typical shift patterns include, 7am to 3pm, 2pm to 10pm. 

The rate of pay for this full-time position is £18127.20/£23,306.40 per annum.

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

Important Information
Location: Ballygally Castle, Coast Road, Ballygalley, Northern Ireland, BT40 2QZ
Date Posted: 15th March 2023
Closing Date: 24th March 2023
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £18,127.20

About the role

  • To assist other chefs in the kitchen area. 

  • To provide the highest standards of preparation and presentation for guests needs and to ensure expectations are met. 

  • To ensure that the kitchen areas are maintained in a clean and tidy manner in accordance with departmental standards. 

  • To ensure all equipment and materials are used in correct manner and any problems are reported immediately. 

  • To work effectively with colleagues to ensure a harmonious working environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity. 

  • To maintain the security of stock areas at all times, immediately reporting any breaches. 

  • To comply with all health, safety, hygiene and licensing policies and procedures.

  • To ensure that guest dissatisfactions are dealt with efficiently, reporting them to the Supervisor/Manager on duty.

  • Any other duties as required by Management

About You

We would love you to have some similar previous experience, but this is not essential as our Kitchen Team will provide you with full training.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Good communication skills
  • A clean and tidy appearance
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure and be a team player
  • A right to work within the United Kingdom

Desired criteria

  • Educated to GCSE Standard or the equivalent including English and Maths
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Food Production

Food Production

Chefing Skills

Chefing Skills

HACCP/Food Safety Management Skills

HACCP/Food Safety Management 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, two stand-alone grill bar/restaurants and two luxury spas. 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

Vacation/Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Competitive salary

Event tickets

Preferential room rates

Family and friends rates

Discount on meals purchased

Discount on spa treatments/products

Long service recognition

Free meals during shifts

Free parking/Discounted parking

Commis Chef

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