Here at Nourish we like to do things a little differently and as we're just turning a corner on our own journey, we're now looking for experienced Head Chef/Kitchen Manager level staff for our Leeds store who are ready to join us on this journey.
Our journey so far has been one of learning, finding what works for us and what doesn't. You'll not be the typical Head Chef, you won't oversell your skill set or experience but you will have bags of passion and a desire to take on a role and leave every day proud of the job you did. We're all about people at Nourish, the right people doing the right job and making each other's job and day easier. Leadership will come naturally to you but you'll lead by example and not an iron fist.
It may look like you'll just making salads and smoothies all day but it's a tough job in a fast paced kitchen. You'll not be afraid of hard work though and you'd never ask someone to do a job you wouldn't be prepared to do yourself.
Your experience will include new menu development, costings (you'll need to know what GP stands for!), staff management and disciplinary procedures as well as having experience implementing new revenue streams and the processes to go alongside them.
Nourish is based on nutritionally healthy food options served in a fast food environment, focussing on educating and engaging with customers. All of our food is made fresh on site every day, all nutritional information is available for customers to see in store and on the food packaging. This means foods are weighed and attention to detail is key.
The Head Chefs will assume full responsibility for all aspects of food service and delivery. You will be required to work alongside the company owners to develop the business and assist in opening new branches. Whilst based in Leeds you may be required to to work in our other stores.
Ideally you will come from a very high paced restaurant operation and have some experience and interest in the nutritional aspects of compiling new dishes and menus.
The salary on offer is only for that special candidate, we are looking for the ultimate chef who can handle a fast paced, hard working environment but also see the bigger picture. The added bonus is NO LATE NIGHTS! Yes we're only open until 7pm so whilst you'll be in early in the morning you'll be expected to be home (or at the gym) by mid afternoon.
A hunger for progression is a must, we are looking for a chef who surpasses expectations and match the ambitions of the company.
We are challenging the accepted ideas that fast food has to be unhealthy and that healthy food is bland and you'll need to really believe that and be able to bring fresh ideas to the table.
For this role you will need to following:
- A proven track record in a high volume restaurant environment, preferably with a take away element
-To possess a level of nutritional understanding and previous knowledge or desire to learn
- Be able to take full control and have previous kitchen management experience
-To implement and maintain all legal food standard requirements
-A genuine desire to surpass company and customer expectations
-Previous new opening experience
In return for all your hard work and dedication on offer is:
-A starting salary of £26k plus achievable bonus of up to 50% (OTE of £39k)
- A salary based on straight shift patterns - DAY TIME ONLY
- A chance to be involved in a growing business concept
-An opportunity to grow into a group role with other openings in the pipeline
We expect a lot of applicants for this position, so please include a covering letter and tell us why you want to work for Nourish. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org