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Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Executive Head Chef

at Hastings Hotels

Industry: Hospitality
Salary: Based on Experience
Posted: 23rd September 2019
Deadline: 3rd October 2019
Job Type: Full Time

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Become a Executive Head Chef

Are you a dynamic, innovative, passionate, and resilient, modern day commercially focused Executive Head Chef? A self-starter and a completer who inspires your team to deliver an exceptional Food offering and dining experience in a Luxurious Resort?

If so, here at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa we are now offering an amazing opportunity for an exceptional hospitality professional to apply for the position of Executive Head Chef who will be responsible working in collaboration with the Head Chef for the day to day food offering and development of the resorts Kitchen Brigade. Creative from menu inception to delivery, standards and quality driven, this is an exciting opportunity to reposition and develop the food offering across all Food Outlets in the Resort.

About the role

o To plan, prepare, cook and present food to the standards required by the company and be responsible for a smooth and efficient service, maintaining communication with the Food and Beverage Management with a focus on exceptional customer service. o To ensure that the company’s reputation for excellent food and service is enhanced with the client and customers. o To control portion size and monitor waste. o To manage the ordering, storage and rotation of stock in line with company policies and to minimise waste and maximise freshness and value of the food product, communicating effectively with the purchasing manager and head office as required. o To maintain records relating to food production activities and supplier information as required by the company. o Ensure that all departments and key personnel are briefed on menu items, communicating all relevant provenance, allergen, nutritional and other distinctive information, especially for new items. To set objectives and be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen. o To be responsible for submitting staff Rota and forecasting information in a timely fashion. Other requires of this position include elements of Client Service,Staff Management, Budget Management and other generic duties. For more information please see job description attached.

What you will need

Required criteria Be a dynamic, innovative, passionate, and resilient, modern day commercially focused leader.A standards driven self-starter and completer, who inspires your team to deliver an exceptional guest experience synonymous with the Hastings’ brand.Have strong commercial acumen; experienced in managing budgets, revenue forecasts, cost control and profit delivery.Have 3 year’s experience of providing restaurant style food, as well as weddings, functions, conference, and banqueting duties.Be educated to 3rd level standard* with 3 years or more similar previous experience within a 4 star hotel, and be able to demonstrate strong people management and leadership capabilities across all hotel and resort operations.
Desired criteria *Candidates who are not educated to 3rd level standard must have 5 years or more similar previous experience within a 4 star hotel, and be able to demonstrate strong people management and leadership capabilities across all hotel and resort operations.

Skills You'll Need

Managing Budgets

Managing Budgets

Managing Teams

Managing Teams

Quality Management

Quality Management

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Time Management

Time Management

We are Hastings Hotels

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

Our Culture

Hastings Hotels owns and operates seven 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.
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 Team

Executive Head Chef
At Hastings Hotels