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Head Chef Full-time Job

Aug 24th, 2023 at 13:58   Tourism & Restaurants   Maidstone   110 views Reference: 83
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We’re driven by our purpose to build real communities, which enhance the lives of our residents every single day. If you’re looking for a career which means more and gives you more, personally and professionally, there’s a place for you here at Inspired Villages.


In partnership with Legal & General PLC and NatWest Pension Trustee Limited, with hugely ambitious (and very achievable) growth plans, we are seeking a Head Chef to manage our expanding kitchen team.


You will lead on all kitchen activities within the village, ensuring the menu is delicious and food is prepared and presented to the correct standards and quality.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the full food service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Ensuring that all food is correctly prepared and presented to residents in line with the correct standards and quality
  • Creating and executing an exciting and appetising menu, which takes into consideration dietary requirements and allergens
  • Supporting and instructing the kitchen team in correct food preparation techniques
  • Ensuring the restaurant complies with all policies and procedures relating to the delivery of the restaurant service
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic working environment
  • Giving an outstanding customer experience to our residents and guests.

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience of working as a Head Chef or Kitchen Manager in a busy environment
  • Qualified in Food Hygiene – minimum of Level 3 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills and an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Excellent management skills with the ability to work in a fast-moving environment
  • Creativity and passionate for food design, preparation, nutrition and presentation.

Working Hours:

  • This is a full-time opportunity where the Head Chef will work 37.5 hours per week; 5 over 7 days between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.

The Benefits:

  • Medicash health plan
  • Life Assurance at x4 your annual salary
  • 28 days annual leave (increasing by 1 for each year served)
  • Gift of Time – 3 additional days leave for charity or voluntary work per year
  • Big birthdays off (those ending in a 0)
  • 5% matched pension scheme
  • Retail discounts on a variety of outlets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • Access to SMART tech
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Working in an incredible workspace, with a gym, social areas, and parking.

More enjoyment. More satisfaction. More like one big family. If you’re looking for a career that means more and gives you more, hit that apply button!

Company Description
Enriching lives. Putting wellness and wellbeing front and centre. Offering the warmest of welcomes. Becoming part of a community that quickly feels like family. Providing first-class services from some of the most beautiful settings. Learning new skills and creating new experiences every day. Developing a career with no limits. Thats what working at Inspired Villages is all about.
We want to offer our employees as well as our residents the best years of their lives. From our humble beginnings in 2017, backed by Legal & General, weve grown to the successful company we are today. But were not stopping here. With hugely ambitious growth plans, were looking for like-minded people to join us on our journey to become the worlds leading operator of retirement villages.
But dont just take our word for it. Visit the 'Why join us' page to hear what our employees have to say.