Application closing date: 24/11/2019
We are looking for an exceptional Head Chef with excellent culinary and presentation skills to oversee the day to day private and corporate meetings and events operations of the Reading Town Hall.
At The Town Hall we run a busy and robust operation, facilitating catered events ranging from 20 to 400 people, be it a canape reception, seated meal, working lunch or a buffet served from food stations.
About The Role:
The ideal candidate will currently be working at Sous Chef level looking to venture into their first Head Chef role and is hungry to prove themselves at this level.
We are seeking someone who is creative but also process driven and enjoys the prospect of leading by example.
Previous events catering experience is required, and the ability to deliver high volumes of premium food with a keen eye for presentation and consistency at all times is key focus.
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and able to take the initiative with a real drive to succeed. You will have excellent all round skills, including kitchen & people management skills. You will be joining a fantastic team who have built an excellent reputation with fresh quality locally sourced food served to a very high standard.
It is essential that you are able to work evenings & weekends as these are often our busiest periods. In return we offer a good working environment and work life balance, a friendly team and a real opportunity to create your own reputation so if you think this is for you, we would love to hear from you.
Salary: £18,795 up to £19,554 p/a, plus 15% shift allowance
We are looking for an exceptional person to fill this key position in our seven day a week operation across the leading banqueting and cultural venue in Reading.
Your role will be to perform a wide range of duties including:
the first point of contact for clients and visitors
setting rooms and equipment
maintenance tasks, housekeeping, and health and safety
café, bar, delivering catering and reception work.
As you develop in your role you will be happy to duty manage events and functions.
Working across the whole Town Hall complex you will need to be a great team worker, a real people person, have high presentation standards and be able to put your hand to anything.
This is a very active role and you will need to be physically fit.
We operate a shift system so you must be able to work evenings and weekends.
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