Head Chef

Posted 18 November 2021
Salary£30000 per year Tips
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCatering and Hospitality
Contact NameClaire Gledhill

Job description


Paterson Recruitment are hiring a Head Chef for our client in Oxford. You will be joining a friendly team within a hotel with a live in option.

Your role as Head Chef:


  • Maximising the productivity of the kitchen staff through effective management and delegation.

  • Managing and communicating well with your sous chef and senior pizza chefs to ensure the highest standards continue throughout the kitchen, particularly in your absence during days off or holidays.

  • Having significant involvement during management meetings and the continuing development of the Pizza, Pots and Pints concept.

  • Setting a very high bar through example for impeccable personal hygiene, high work and safety standards including food hygiene and due diligence procedures.

  • Responsibly taking control of situations or problems that may arise at any moment and calmly resolve the issue.

  • Managing underperforming staff members as well as providing incentives for staff members to go above and beyond the expectations of their particular chef roles.

  • Productively and pro-actively train and mentor junior chefs by drawing as much intrigue and passion from them as you can and pushing them to constantly improve.

  • Outside of the kitchen, take responsibility for and effectively delegate the kitchen diligence procedures including; HACCP; COSHH; food wastage and staff rotas.

What we are looking for:


  • Currently a Head Chef looking for a new exciting challenge or Sous Chef ready to take the next step.

  • Consistency in driving the standards up by demanding exceptional results throughout the kitchen operation.

  • A creative individual who contributes to the overall operation of the business by offering ideas and ways to effectively improve areas of the kitchen.

  • Proven management capabilities and consistently kept high food and food hygiene standards, shown you can get the best out of the team.

  • Effectively trained junior team members and maintained high attention to due diligence procedures.

  • A committed and passionate attitude to the role, always looking to improve and have a positive response to feedback.

  • Shown consistently high working standards including attention to detail, organisation, reliability, team work and pro-activity



  • Salary £30k plus accommodation if required
  • Tips
  • 28 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Retail discounts
  • Fun culture and great work life balance
  • Uniform

If you are chef looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV or call Claire on 01869 321322 for more information.