Head Chef


Salary: Dependant on experience

Location: Falkirk

We are looking for a Head Chef to work alongside our dedicated Catering Team to manage the development and preparation of all offerings for the Visitor Centre, outdoor food outlets and events at the Falkirk Wheel and Horse Box at the Helix Park.  The role extends to support the Catering Team at our sister Destination, The Caledonian Canal Centre setting standards and menu design and compliance.  The role will be predominately day shift with the exception of evening events.

Key Duties, including challenging aspects of the job:

Create and maintain cooking and cleaning regimes for all areas of the kitchen in line with the Visitor centre’s quality philosophy. This is inclusive of the Caledonian Canal Centre with remote support and quarterly visits
To ensure all aspects of the food preparation areas are within acceptable standards.
Professional relationship with local EHO authorities
Prepare menus in advance in using Microsoft Word and Excel to include costing/allergens
Arrange and lead relevant meetings with kitchen, catering team and F&B manager, using Outlook
Arrange staff tastings and engagement of menus and seasonal highlights
Creation of Event menus and bespoke menus in line with requests, working closely with Food and Beverage Manager
To prepare and present food to a high standard and quality.
Ensure that all stock is ordered in line with business needs.
Professional customer relationships with suppliers
Professional internal customer relationships
Experience of tender preparation for potential new suppliers
Management of budgets – COS and GP’s within the catering division
Control all wastage in line with Company requirements.
Participation of recruitment and inductions of Chefs/ Seasonal and casual
Training other members of the team.
Line management of Chefs within TFW, inclusive of 1:1’s and career progression
The ideal candidate will have the following key skills:

Minimum Diploma in Professional Cookery
Full driving license
Track record of knowledge / experience of health and safety legislation
Minimum intermediate of Food Hygiene certification
Track record of Head Chef management and minimum of 3 years in a similar role
Track record of managing a restaurant team
Good communication and team working
Good practice with Excel and Word programmes
Highly organised with excellent advanced planning
Able to work under pressure in a high-paced environment
Flexibility in accordance to business needs
This role is permanent and salary dependant on experience.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 22/06/2022