Head Chef, Parsonage Grill
Parsonage Grill, belonging to the 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 10 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 hotels and restaurants comprised of Gees Restaurant, the Old Parsonage Hotel, Parsonage Grill, The Old Bank Hotel and Quod Restaurant and 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 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 highly competitive salary, as well as the following 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 to our Employee Assistance Program with Hospitality Action
- Pension scheme
- 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum
- Paid day off on your birthday
- Team awards and prizes
- Contribution towards relocation costs will be considered
Interviews and a working trial will take place in Oxford and as part of the recruitment process. To apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligibility to work within the UK must be proven and two references should be available on request.