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Deputy Head Chef

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We are on the lookout for a Deputy Head Chef to work in a high end Bistro & Bar. This is an excellent opportunity, as the successful candidate will be taking over the Head Chef position in August when their current Head Chef leaves.

The Deputy Head Chef plays a crucial role in maintaining the exceptional culinary standards and reputation of this award-winning bistrot and bar.

As part of a Michelin-starred restaurant group, they are committed to delivering an unparalleled dining experience, providing high-end dishes working with the freshest seasonal produce.


  • Assisting the Head Chef in overseeing all kitchen operations, ensuring adherence to quality standards, food safety regulations, and efficient workflow.
  • Collaborating with the Head Chef in developing innovative menus that showcase creativity and expertise while considering seasonal availability and customer preferences.
  • Leading by example and inspiring the kitchen team to consistently deliver dishes of exceptional taste, presentation, and consistency.
  • Ensuring proper food preparation techniques are followed at all times, maintaining high levels of cleanliness, organization, and hygiene in accordance with industry best practices.
  • Managing inventory levels effectively by monitoring stock rotation, minimizing waste, and placing timely orders for fresh ingredients.
  • Training and mentoring junior chefs to develop their culinary skills and maintain a high-performing team.
  • Collaborating with other departments such as front-of-house staff to ensure seamless coordination during service hours.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, techniques, ingredients, and new cooking methods.


  • Extensive experience working in a high-end or Michelin-starred restaurant environment as a Sous Chef or similar role.
  • A passion for culinary excellence demonstrated through creativity in menu development and dedication to using top-quality ingredients.
  • In-depth knowledge of various cooking techniques, flavor profiles, and international cuisines.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team towards achieving common goals.
  • Excellent organizational abilities with attention to detail in order to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, to ensure effective coordination and collaboration with team members and other departments.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining composure and delivering exceptional results.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and public holidays as required by the business.

If you are a talented culinary professional seeking an opportunity to contribute to an award-winning establishment within a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant group, we invite you to apply for the position of Deputy Head Chef.

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