Our client is looking for a Head Chef in the East Anglian Region.  If you are someone who thrives in a busy atmosphere, can handle the pressure of a thriving kitchen, and has stamina, creativity and attention-to-detail then a Head Chef job may be the perfect job for you.

What are the main duties of a Head Chef?

A Head Chef role is made up of many varying responsibilities including:

Controlling and directing the food preparation process.

Approving and polishing dishes before they reach the customer

Managing and working closely with other Chefs of all levels

Creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes ensuring variety and quality

Determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering

Ultimately responsible for ensuring the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines.

Being responsible for health and safety

Being responsible for food hygiene practices

To land a job as a Head Chef you will need:

City & Guilds 706/1 | 706/2 Catering

NVQ Level 3

Level 1,2 and 3 Food Safety Awards

Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace Award

Minimum 2 years relevant experience

Awareness of manual handling techniques

Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and chemical safety

Experience of kitchen equipment

Experience of dangerous equipment such as knives

Competent level of English spoken and written.

Alongside some of these more general skills, all good Head Chefs should possess:

Excellent knowledge of all sections

Ability to produce excellent high-quality food

Team management skills

High level of attention to detail

Good level of numeracy

Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes

Ability to work unsupervised and deliver quality work

Positive and approachable manner

Team player qualities.

Finding the right balance between your work and your lifestyle is really important, with a Head Chef job you will often find that your shifts include days, evenings and weekends so be sure to consider your home and family commitments and choose a career that enables you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

If this job is for you then contact PB Recruitment Solutions by email to: