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Head Chef

Oliver Dunne Restaurants

We are currently looking to hire Head Chef to join our team at Oliver Dunne Restaurants. We seek a candidate who is Honest, Consistent and Passionate and takes pride in a job well done.

Why work with us and what makes us different?

  • Excellent pay and personalised packages for the right person
  • Our company is proactive in promoting a work-life balance
  • Wonderful opportunities for professional progression
  • Exciting staff perks
  • We offer tailor-made bonus packages
  • We love learning new things and are always happy to learn from great Chefs
  • Tips are shared with the kitchen
  • Excellent staff discounts
  • Extensive training
  • Autonomy regarding menu writing and rostering (within agreed budgets)
  • We recognise that each person has needs inside and outside their jobs and we aim to be flexible in helping you achieve work and home responsibilities
  • You have our attention! We have a senior management team dedicated to assisting you in providing you with anything necessary to do the job
  • Being a company with great personnel resources, we can always help at times when staffing the kitchen is an issue


  • To lead a kitchen with great gusto and honour
  • To make sure all food is up to standard in keeping with the set guidelines
  • Ensure kitchen is kept to a high level of cleanliness
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen while coordinating with the front of house team
  • Enforcement of health and safety standards within the kitchen
  • To be able to stand over the quality of every plate of food leaving the kitchen
  • Responsible for kitchen recruitment KPs and Chefs
  • Good maintenance of kitchens
  • Responsible for maintaining food standards
  • Responsible for maintaining agreed labour & food costs
  • Co-ordinate rosters & stocktakes
  • Manage & control a busy kitchen
  • Menu planning & execution
  • Training of junior staff
  • Constant upkeep of HACCP within kitchen
  • Purchasing & stock control
  • To write menus and oversee that menu training is completed for all relevant staff
  • To be a brand ambassador and remember your place as a senior manager
  • To provide social media content for marketing team
  • Responsible for minimising food waste
  • To ensure staff are fed nutritious and tasty staff meals
  • To ensure credit for goods is followed up
  • To have exceptional personal appearance and insist on the same from junior members of staff
  • To attend staff social events

What we are looking for in a Head Chef:

  • To be a great leader
  • To be a great role model for all other staff
  • To lead from the front
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good ability to handle pressurised situations and busy periods
  • Be flexible and willing to work weekends
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • To have a “can do” attitude and be willing to complete any task assigned to you
  • Be willing and able to follow guidance from senior management team
  • Passion for food, passion for management at highest level
  • To be empathetic to our customers and always put customer needs first
  • Good problem solver

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