Head Chef/Cook

Organisation: Blair Castle

Salary: 23-25k

Location: Blair Atholl

Salary: £25k
Location: Blair Castle
Contract: Full-time/Permanent
Hours: 40hrs per week, 5 days out of 7

This job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to incorporate changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment.
Background: The catering department within Blair Castle has recently become in house, meaning it is under large changes. We are looking to develop the catering offer to produce good, fresh, local, and seasonal food for our customers to enjoy.

Purpose of the Role
Support the catering operation to improve the customer food service experience by delivering the food offer to a high quality, setting a high standard and delivering this consistently.
Helping the catering manager to develop new menus, costings, new health & safety procedures and ensuring they are stuck to.
Building and developing the catering offer to meet the needs of the castle.
Operating within budget.

Key Accountabilities
Adhere to all company Health & Safety policies and procedures at all times e.g. Food handling, Manual handling, fire procedures.
Complete, maintain and update all Food Safety and Health & Safety paperwork correctly on a continual basis to ensure full compliance.
Manage and maintain the cleanliness of all kitchens and surrounding working areas ensuring Health and Safety hazards, issues, near misses and accidents are reported using the appropriate reporting procedures at the earliest opportunity.

Ensure all equipment and machinery is in safe working order, all faults/repairs are reported using the appropriate reporting procedures at the earliest opportunity.
Manage the delivery of the food service provision required, utilising all available resources effectively and efficiently, ensuring that all meals are provided to the required quality standards at the specified times to create a consistent customer experience and avoid any service failures.
Role model the values and behaviours expected by Atholl Estates at all times to colleagues and customers.
Process orders and monitor stock levels to ensure there is no impact to service or large amounts of wastage
Check invoices and delivery notes and report any anomalies appropriately
Ensure the receipt, correct storage and quality of commodities are correct and report any concerns or observations as appropriate
Ensure the recovery and storage of food and correct labelling procedures are followed
Oversee and monitor all stocktaking procedures ensuring minimal risk of waste
Help to train and develop the team
Support the Catering Manager to manage the preparation of all function/hospitality menu costs in accordance with the correct pricing.

A good communicator, able to liaise confidently with customers and engage, motivate, and develop team members
An enthusiastic individual with a passion for food and excellent service delivery
Follows the right health & safety procedures and challenges unsafe behaviours
Is flexible and takes initiative
Is positive & proud of doing a great job
Takes ownership and doesn’t leave things to others or say ‘it’s not my job’
Experience within a similar role

Understanding of financial management in a catering environment

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 01/03/2023