HEAD CHEF – THE LION, NR BICESTER (OX25 2PW) -

Up to £42,500 per annum including TRONC plus bonus of up to £6,000

Head Chef – up to £42,500 including TRONC plus annual bonus of up to £6,000 depending on age & experience

We are looking for experienced Head Chef staff to join our team at The Lion, Wendlebury www.thelionwendlebury.co.uk (OX25 2PW) which is located just 1 mile from the M40 Junction 9 and only 2 miles from Bicester Village, you’ll find The Lion has bags of character and warmth, from the welcoming flagged bar to the relaxed dining rooms, beer garden and new letting rooms.

Head Chef – Benefits

We offer the following:

  • Salary of up to £40,000 depending on experience plus TRONC (approx. £2,500 pa)
  • Annual £6K bonus paid quarterly
  • Life Assurance with Private Medical
  • Enhanced employer Pension contributions
  • 70% off meals whilst on duty
  • 28 days holiday
  • 50% off food for you and up to 3 guests across our other 12 sites
  • 50% off hotel rooms within our 9 sites with rooms
  • Full training and development, including apprenticeships
  • Laundered whites
  • Recruitment Incentive
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Head Chef– Training

Level 4 Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship which takes between 12 – 18 months to complete.

Head Chef– Responsibilities

In order to be a successful Head Chef you will:

  • Work with the General Manager to drive food sales within the business.
  • Have a passion for simple, well executed food with great ingredients.
  • Have experience of managing and building the team within the kitchen ensuring effective teamwork.
  • Be able to motivate the team to produce consistently great food as well as the ability to manage health and safety, cleaning and food hygiene.
  • Be confident in training and recruiting new team members and strive to be the best at what they do.
  • Be expected to manage costings, margin and labour costs within the kitchen within budget.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Possess exceptional IT and computer skills to enable you to order and control food stock and manage team rotas.

We are Brakspear an award winning family owned business, recognised by our peers for running beautiful hotels and restaurants. We want to make sure our bars/restaurants are the best they can be, places people want to go to and have a good time. We want people who are like-minded, professional and fun to work with.