Head Chef

Location County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Job type Permanent
Salary £26000 - £28000 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Dyllan Hunter
Job ref HD01_1653398951

Job description

Head Chef / Head Cook

Located in Aldergrove

Staffline Recruitment is delighted to working in partnership with a leading service and solutions provider within the Northern Europe region, recruiting for a Head Chef based in County Antrim, on a full-time permanent basis.

Our client currently employs over 16,000 staff across Northern Europe and proudly supports partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions.

£26,000-£28,000 per year dependant on experience.

This position is involves mass catering in a relaxed kitchen environment.

Monday to Friday, 8 hour shifts between 7am-5pm.

All staff have full access to the gym and swimming pool on the premises.

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of a large kitchen or multiple kitchens with a team of Chefs and Assistants.
  • Ensure tasks are appropriately allocated so teams are fully utilised and food preparation activities are delivered using standard recipes and in line with brand standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring efficient execution and delivery of all food line products in line with the daily menu.
  • Accountable for stock flow and rotation of product within the unit.
  • Overall accountability for the performance of the Food Preparation team, including performance monitoring, record keeping, recruitment and development.
  • Maintain communication with all team members and third parties as required e.g. client contacts
  • Direct and coach team members to learn procedures and standards for all kitchen tasks, ensuring all training and development needs are met.
  • Ensure complete compliance with food safety and health and safety legislation.
  • Manage incidents, near misses and health & safety issues.

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience managing a team of chefs in a busy kitchen environment.
  • Previous experience in a client facing role or retail branded environment.
  • NVQ Level 3 - Culinary or equivalent.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate - Level 3 (intermediate).
  • Food Production Management System training.
  • IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Good understanding of catering finances such as costing, production, yields, wastage, as well as employee schedules and payroll.


  • Generous annual leave that increases in line with service - 31 days increasing to 33days after 3 years and then 34 days after 5years (including bank holidays)
  • Life assurance - x3 annual salary
  • Pension Scheme - 4% employers contribution to 4% employee contribution with Friends Life
  • Access to an employee benefit scheme that offers discounts across hundreds of retail and leisure providers - delivered by My Staff Shop
  • Health, wellbeing and financial support through our Employee Assistance Programme and in-house Mental Health Champions
  • Special leave benefits including a day off for moving to a new house, volunteering, menopause leave, parental leave and much more!
  • Employee reward and recognition initiatives such as spot awards/ scratch cards and employee of the month competitions
  • Access to onsite training and e-learning resources to support continuous development including company wide competitions such as Chef of the Year, culinary classroom sessions, chef development hubs
  • 6 weeks sick pay in a 12 month rolling period should you become unwell

Additional information:

  • Additional time off over holiday periods (Easter, Summer, Christmas)
  • No Staff member had previously been put on Furlough, if this was ever the case in the future, Furlough would be 100% of each employees wage.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Will need to complete a Counter Terrorism Check.

Please forward your CV to Dyllan Hunter at Staffline Recruitment by clicking on the APPLY. You can also contact Dyllan on 07887295472.


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