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Head Chef

TLH Leisure Resort, Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HS

We are looking to recruit an experienced Head Chef that can lead and motivate a small team of chefs, maintain standards and bring new ideas and visions to the TLH Victoria Hotel menu. Our TLH Victoria Hotel is renowned amongst our guests and colleagues as having high standards of food quality and service. You’ll be a vital part of the TLH Victoria Hotel team, maintaining these high standards, whilst managing the day to day operations within the kitchen.

Responsibilities include:
  • Maintain high standards of organisation of food production for a short-order menu, and daily specials
  • Cook and prepare all foodstuffs to a high standard, with the ability to lead and inspire others within the kitchen team
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of food hygiene legislation and procedures
  • Good management of stock control, purchasing, deliveries and GP
  • Maintain good practice of Fire, Health and Safety procedures, adhering to TLH company health and safety policy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will be responsible for a small team of Chefs, training, coaching with a good management style that shows an excellent work ethic and conduct, to lead by example
  • Relevant qualifications would be an advantage, professional cookery, food hygiene, health and safety
Here’s what we’re looking for:
  • Someone with good skills in managing time and prioritising tasks
  • An experienced chef who is confident in a busy short order kitchen
  • Someone who can demonstrate and foster good team working
  • A great communicator who is happy to liaise with front of house staff and customers
  • Someone with a current Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate
Hours & rate of pay:

This is a permanent, full-time position. 40 hours per week over 5 days, inclusive of weekends.

Salary depends on experience.

What we have to offer:

More than just a job! We offer great colleague benefits, a fun and friendly working environment and training and development opportunities for the right person.

  • Colleague Discount Scheme, including discounted use of Aztec Leisure facilities and discounts on accommodation and Aztec Leisure memberships for friends and families
  • Free use of the swimming pool & gym
  • Full induction to ensure you hit the ground running
  • Free staff meals whilst on duty
  • Workplace pension scheme (subject to eligibility criteria)
About TLH Leisure Resort

TLH Leisure Resort, based in the heart of Torquay, comprises 4 inter-linked hotels on a single site offering a range of accommodation, with shared entertainment. The well renowned Aztec Leisure brand is the jewel in the crown, offering unique leisure and spa facilities to guests and locals.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to join the TLH family? We’d love to meet you and discuss how you would be the perfect fit for this role. Please submit your CV and covering letter and apply online today