Head Chef

Company: JW Lees
Location: West Yorkshire
Job Ref.: JWL65564
Job Title: Head Chef
Hours: Full time
Salary: Available on request
Date Posted: December 12, 2018
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  •  Permanent
  •  Competitive Salary, Discount Card, Pension Scheme, Profit Share

The Huntsman Inn is nested high above Saddleworth Moor just outside Holmfirth village, West Yorkshire. Guests can sit by the fire in our pub whilst sipping one of our fine JW Lees ales, or dine in our fabulous restaurant with a wide menu selection to cater for all tastes. The Huntsman is also a popular choice for all occasions with luxurious rooms to cater for their guests.

JW Lees has an exciting opportunity for a Head Chef to join the growing team. We’re going further to brew great times. Want to be part of it?

It all started for us in 1828 and although we brew some delicious beers and run some magnificent pubs we know it would be nothing without great people. As Head Chef you’ll get the chance to shine, contribute to our success each and every day and our team will give you their full support to help you to rise to the top.

With barrels of personality and enthusiasm by the gallon, you’ll be an expert in communication and know how to work well as part of a team. Leading by example, your work ethic will set the bar high and you’ll be as interesting and exciting as our award winning ales.  Ideally a professional in your field or one in the making, you’ll remain super cool under pressure and have a passion for setting and delivering outstanding and memorable customer experiences.

As Head Chef  you will have heaps of motivation and flair so you can be yourself while driving your team to the best of their cooking capabilities. You’ll be the creative genius behind the in-house  specials (with a little help from your team of course). Experience in a similar role where you have been working in a fast-paced  environment working with fresh food is essential.  As Head Chef  you lay the ground rules and have overall responsibility over the daily operations within the kitchen, therefore your work will be exemplary and inspire your team to send the perfect dish on time every time. It’s not just all pub grub and sauces, don’t forget you need to set accurate GPs to ensure profit maximisation and problem minimisation.

Our six values run through everything we do and we’ll expect that you are…

  • Proud: Proud of JW Lees, Our people, Our pubs, our beers and our food.
  • Savvy: Understands what matters, plugged in to the world and never afraid to admit when we’ve made a mistake. 
  • Honest: We’ll always do what we say and always be straight with each other.
  • Passionate: You’ve got to love what you do, otherwise you shouldn’t be doing it.
  • Personal: Giving the personal time and attention to every customer and team member, no-ones a number here!
  • Together: True team spirit, no one-upmanship, in it together for the long term, helping all to succeed. 

As a key member of the JW Lees family we will promise you a competitive package, fantastic team environment and supported development opportunities throughout your career.

Are you the Head Chef extraordinaire we’re looking for? If so, we’d love to hear from you.