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Head Chef

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Job Details
  • 4652b
  • Punto Italian Kitchen
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear)
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • A salary in the region of £30,000 to £34,000 + bonus

Head Chef / Kitchen Manager

Accommodation support available for anyone looking to relocate to the area

An amazing opportunity to take on a key role within our brand-new Italian casual dining restaurant opening in late October 2021.

We are delighted to offer this exciting career opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for excellent food along with superb leadership qualities, to join the Punto ‘Famiglia’ as Head Chef and Kitchen Manager

About Us

Punto Italian Kitchen is a brand-new casual dining establishment in the heart of Heaton, with the goal of bringing people together in an experience of Italian hospitality, through delicious offerings of fresh pasta, hand-stretched wood-fired sourdough pizza made on site daily, and other delicious modern and classic Italian dishes.

The Role – Head Chef / Kitchen Manager

Reporting to the Operations Director and Restaurant Manager, you will oversee the day-to-day back of house management of Punto Italian Kitchen in Heaton, leading an engaged team of Chefs, Pizzaioli, Pastai and Kitchen Porters.

Specific responsibilities and duties will include although will not be limited to:

  • Day to day management of the kitchen, including daily prep, setup and clear down, overseeing the Kitchen Team, monitoring stock levels (shared with the Restaurant Manager), and ordering new stock.
  • Managing the kitchen rota and ensuring each team member is fulfilling their contracted hours and working a shift pattern that is suitable for both them and the business.
  • Overseeing and setting production schedules to make sure all items are available to produce our full menu each day.
  • Ensuring all food produced is in line with company high standards, and prepared and served in a fast an efficient manner on each service.
  • Work with the Operations Director and Consulting Chef to perfect new dishes and keep the menu fresh and exciting.
  • Ensuring the venue is always clean and presentable.
  • Working with the Restaurant Manager to ensure the venue achieves and maintains a Food Hygiene Rating of 5.

Our Requirements – Head Chef / Kitchen Manager Vacancy

  • Demonstrable experience as a Chef with a sound knowledge of Italian cuisine
  • A minimum Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a dedicated team
  • Passionate about food and take pride in your work
  • Drive for delivering excellent quality and an outstanding customer experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to make decisions quickly under pressure

The Package

As the Head Chef / Kitchen Manager you will benefit from:

  • A salary in the region of £30,000 to £34,000 with the starting level dependent on experience
  • Performance related bonus
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Staff discount, and a meal with each shift
  • Accommodation support for applicants looking to relocate to the area

You will be employed on a permanent contract, working around 45 hours per week over 5 days out of 7. Due to the nature of the industry, evening and weekend work will be required and over bank holidays.

All applications for this Head Chef / Kitchen Manager position are to be submitted online.

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