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Head chef job vacancy

Vacancy: Head Chef

Salary: £35k + tips

Food by Breda Murphy is an innovative business comprising of a 66 seater restaurant plus a 34 seater private dining room and busy deli and collection food catering arm. Our objective is to continue to develop a fabulous restaurant for local and surrounding communities to visit, whilst enjoying and receiving excellent customer service delivered with passion and integrity. The customer’s experience is always at the forefront of our minds. Our restaurant focuses on British and Irish cuisine and contemporary European dishes. Awards include entry into the Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide and Harden’s Guide and recent winner of an AA Rosette. Other awards include Lancashire Life’s Best Casual Restaurant, Taste Lancashire’s Highest Quality Assured Award & recently shortlisted for Lancashire Life’s Restaurant of the Year.


You will have a positive attitude and be self-motivated with a huge attention to detail. You should be

passionate about local and artisan produce and constantly researching new food trends.

Confident in delivering a consistently high standard of food in a fast-paced, environment.

Methodical and organised, professionally competent, constructive and approachable. Introduce new food styles or products, and the consistent service and presentation. Ensure the evolution and reputation of the current product range is enhanced working with customer and colleague feedback. Manage your kitchen team, staff budgets, their appraisals, rotas and holidays in a structured manor in accordance with the

company policies.

Achieve and surpass your GP targets and manage your department’s waste efficiently. Design and

produce new dishes/menus on a regular basis. Produce report to MD on a regular basis outlining KPI

(Key Performance Indicators).

Actively contribute towards attaining further industry recognition, awards and accolades.


You will have a strong talent for leading and inspiring a team alongside proven experience of food

development. This role is extremely diverse and you will have to wear many hats from developing and

implementing best practices, to maximising opportunities, developing new food offerings and importantly ensuring the business delivers beyond customer expectations.

Experience catering for similar high standard and volumes.

Have excellent culinary skills with an attention to detail.

Have excellent and current knowledge of hygiene, health and safety requirements and consistently

maintain and manage these standards to local authority and national standards.

A creative thinker with sound knowledge of the latest food trends.

Self-motivated leader with the ability to work in a pressurised environment.

Will have level 2 or 3 hygiene certificate.

Have excellent communication skills, meeting on a weekly basis with the management team to

discuss innovative ideas, targets and goals for the business.

Able to build good working relationships.


Work with an award-winning team featured in Michelin, Hardens & Good Food Guide and achieved 1 rosette AA award and Trip Advisor Excellence Award.

Work in the beautiful Ribble Valley, voted the second best place to live and work in Britain, with easy road and rail networks.

Help build a positive team and family spirit.

Competitive industry salaries, favourable working hours and shifts.

In the main Sunday and Mondays off and only regular evening work are Friday and Saturdays.

Tip share scheme, complimentary meals on duty and staff discount rates.

Salary exchange schemes, such as childcare vouchers.