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Executive Chef

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Excellent salary & benefits

Located in central London just minutes away from The British Museum, Theatreland, Soho and the designer boutiques and markets of Covent Garden, The Bloomsbury hotel sits at the heart of the historic and vibrant 18th century Bloomsbury. The Bloomsbury is the proud winner of 'Best Urban Hotel' in the 2017 Condé Naste Johansen's UK and Ireland Awards for Excellence.

The Bloomsbury Hotel is looking for an exceptionally talented Executive Chef. Responsible for managing and inspiring all aspects of the kitchen, including co-ordinating the activities and training for all chefs and kitchen personnel to ensure a creative, efficient and profitable service. Maximise the profitability of the kitchen operation through effective cost controls. Maintain consistent standards of service, ensuring customer standards of service, ensuring customer satisfaction. Create a working environment that supports the organisational values.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the running of the kitchen and ensure an excellent service to the guests
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasting
  • Optimising all available resources to maintain high levels of productivity and performance
  • Track food costs and assist in the development of departmental budgets
  • Using available management information to inform proactive continuous business improvement activity (i.e. feedback from guests), responding proactively to address and correct any areas of underperformance
  • Ensure effective cost control through minimisation of waste and food allocation techniques without compromising standards and service delivery
  • Set up control systems to ensure that all goods received into the kitchen are checked against delivery notes and those delivery notes are checked against invoices
  • Work with finance on purchasing systems to maximize quality at the best available prices
  • Take responsibility for the preparation of statistical, performance and forecast information on a weekly/ monthly basis
  • Keep abreast of trends in food and drink. To visit new restaurants. To attend trade fairs on a regular basis
  • Liaise closely with the Director of Sales and Marketing for a calendar or events and promotions
  • Be aware and analyse all forthcoming business on a regular basis, being aware of future business requirements and make plans accordingly
  • Positively approach all sales opportunities in order to maximize hotel revenue to meet budgeted targets
  • Work to maximize revenue and minimize expenditure
  • Responsible for the preparation of the departmental payroll forecast on a weekly basis, controlling payroll in line with budget
  • Play an active role in the Daily up- keeping (maintenance) of the kitchen areas, i.e. Lighting, General Housekeeping and up- keeping of equipment
  • Be aware of daily arrivals and to ensure proper planning is in place to ensure guest expectations are met
  • Work closely with the F&B Manager to ensure a consistency of communication is maintained
  • Continuously strive to provide food of excellent taste, quality and presentation, which will exceed guests’ expectations
  • Consistent delivery of the brand and proud values during yours and your team’s interactions with the guests
  • Aware of all regular guests and encourage repeat business by offering a personalised service experience at every opportunity
  • Develop new menus based on food trends, regional tastes and client requests
  • Ensure that all food is prepared safely and according to hygiene standards
  • Maintain a high level of competitor awareness and local trends and to continue to drive the memorable luxury experiences by reaching standards of a 5 star luxury property
  • Deliver a Proud service to our guests - To meet every guest with a smile, a greeting and an enquiry and say ‘yes’ to our guests wherever possible
  • Anticipate guests’ needs and provide service to the level they require
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with staff and guests
  • Maintain a close working relationship with all other departments

The Perks of working for The Bloomsbury Hotel:

  • Referral scheme
  • 28 days of holidays (including public holidays)
  • Free meals on duty
  • 50% discount when dining with The Doyle Collection
  • Discounted rates when staying in our hotels
  • Training dedicated to personal development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts in selected stores and online shops
  • Company pension
  • Life Insurance