Head Chef, Parsonage Grill
Parsonage Grill, belonging to the 35-bedroom five-star Old Parsonage Hotel, is famous for its intimate, bohemian, and clubby atmosphere. The menu philosophy focuses on using the best local produce available to create a menu of sophisticated yet simple British dishes.
To successfully lead this 60-100 cover, fast-paced, all-day operation requires energy, inspiration, and steadfast attention to detail. A natural leader with proven management competency, you will encourage a culture of respect and teamwork. You will influence, motivate, and develop a team of 13 chefs and porters to achieve excellence and consistency, supporting our small company ethos to nurture and cultivate our staff to progress within the business.
Overseeing regular, seasonal menu changes, and development of dishes will be second nature to you. You will be responsible for providing menu input based on your experience of similar forward-thinking, ingredient-led restaurants. We expect to see proven competence by way of ordering, stock, and food cost control, as well as rota management and managing payroll costs. You will be expected to hold and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current Health & Safety, Fire Safety, and Food Hygiene legislation.
Parsonage Grill is part of ‘The Oxford Collection’; a small, privately owned group of luxury hotels and restaurants in central Oxford, comprising Gees Restaurant & Bar, the Old Parsonage Hotel, Parsonage Grill, the Old Bank Hotel, and Quod Restaurant & Bar.
We offer support, training, and development opportunities to help your career flourish. We believe that investment in each and every one of our ‘collectives’ is crucial to the success of our business and the happiness of our customers. As a key member of the management team, we are looking for an exceptional candidate who shares these values.
In return, we offer the successful applicant a salary of up to £51,500 per annum including non-contractual service charge (tronc).
Head Chef Benefits:
- Meals on duty
- 50% discount on food within our restaurants
- Complimentary ‘Manager’s meal’ within one of our restaurants every six months
- Up to £700 recruitment incentive
- Membership in our Employee Assistance Programme with Hospitality Action
- Pension scheme
- 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum
- A paid day off on your birthday
- Team awards and prizes
- Hospitality Rewards: offering discounted gym membership, high-street and online shopping discounts, discounted vouchers, and a cashback card
- Contribution towards relocation costs will be considered
Interviews and a working trial will take place in Oxford as part of the recruitment process. Eligibility to work within the UK must be proven and two references should be available on request.