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Holiday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh M3 J13Head Chef

We are currently looking to recruit a Head Chef to lead the Kitchen team in our busy hotel. As Head Chef, you will be responsible for the smooth operation, development and safety of the Kitchen.

Your duties will include:-

  • Supervising the Kitchen in the preparation and presentation of all food items, in accordance with the standardised menu guidelines.
  • Reviewing the profitability and popularity of dishes on the specials menu, and making changes where necessary.
  • Supervising all aspects of Kitchen cleanliness and ensuring all areas are maintained in a hygienic condition at all times.
  • Ensuring that safe food handling practices are followed at all times.
  • Ensuring all equipment is properly maintained, with all breakages and breakdowns being properly reported.
  • Ensuring that COSHH and HACCAP guidelines are maintained.
  • Consistently and accurately completing the Kitchen Compliance Diary, and ensuring your team are trained to complete this in your absence.
  • Controlling food purchasing levels, and maintaining knowledge of procedures for purchasing food.
  • Recruiting, training and managing the Kitchen team, and ensuring that staff are reviewed and appraised within the time frames specified by the HR Department.
  • Creating rotas and ensuring that each area is effectively covered, whilst keeping in line with payroll budgets.

To be a successful applicant, you should have at least 3 years’ experience in a management or supervisory role. Holding a Level 3 Food Safety Certificate would be an advantage. You must have an excellent understanding of Kitchen standards and policies, be self-motivated and able to manage a team. You must be eligible to work in the UK.


  • Free Uniform
  • Free Meals on Duty
  • Free Use of Health Club and Discounted Beauty Treatments
  • Free Car Parking
  • 28 Days Holiday Allowance, increasing to 33 Days after 5 Years’ Service
  • Hotel Discounts Worldwide
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Recognition Packages
  • Employee Assistance Program 
Holiday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh M3 J13 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9PG
  • Job RefINT4858
  • BranchHoliday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh M3 J13
  • LocationHoliday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh M3 J13, Eastleigh
  • Salary/BenefitsCompetitive Salary
  • Contract typePermanent
  • HoursFull Time
  • Date posted15/05/2019
  • Closing date23/06/2019

As the largest hotel brand in the world, Holiday Inn believe in the joy of travel for all, with one simple goal: to make all our guests smile. As part of the IHG family, we are committed to delivering True Hospitality to all. This hotel is managed by Interstate Hotels; a world leading Management Company that operates over 450 franchised and independent hotels globally, working in partnership with the biggest brands in hospitality.