Resourcing Chef Jobs

Friday, 26 August 2016

Fantastic Chef de Partie position - 4* 1 AA Rosette Hotel, near Southampton

Quality Chef de Partie required for 4* 1AA Rosette just outside Southampton. Salary circa £18 to £20k. Benefits: shared tips, meals on duty, free use of leisure facilities, Guaranteed development. Apply now. Call 07884 113416 to discuss further and email your CV to info@chefandmanager.com

Interview and CV Preparation for Chef Jobs

Preparing for Interviews for Chef Jobs

When applying for chef jobs and interviews the chef in question. just like any other job seeker needs to full prepare themselves. Whilst not wishing to be patronising it is amazing how many times I hear from clients that applicants have not shown for an agreed interview, where not as prepared as they thought they might be or did not impress as much as they could have done.

Granted it is a skill to continually present well at interview but it is a skill with the understanding and adoption of the basic guidelines that can be learned.

CV Preparation

Firstly prepare a quality CV. There is no definite template to follow but there are simple guidelines;
  • Ensure it is clear, simple, interesting to read and grammatically correct and that each section is clearly titled.
  • Start with your name and contact details, including home and mobile telephone numbers and email address.
  • Include a short profile outlining your major skills, and employment aspirations.
  • Qualifications. Employers are more interested in your associated professional qualifications so ensure you list these first.
  • Employment. List your chef jobs in chronological order. Include places of work, dates, positions, main duties and key achievements.
  • Also include your main interests as employers like to know what makes you tick as an individual.
  • End with the referees that can be contacted should you be offered those chef jobs.
  • As a guide I would try and ensure all information is filled on to a two page document or three at the very most so as being not too long for an employer to read.
Interview Preparation
  •  When interviews are arranged for your chosen chef jobs ensure you know where you are going and how to get there. If possible try a dry run before your interview so you know how long it takes. You can also now google a route planner which will show you the easiest route and time taken by either car and or public transport.
  • If another commitment materialises once your interview is arranged which means you are unable to attend then call the employer and or agency. Another date can easily be arranged. Likewise if you decide this chef job is not for you call and let the employer and or agency and be honest.  Don't just not show! You never know who you may meet at another interview!
  • Prepare and plan your interview. Find out about your potential new employer. Google their business and find out them, who owns them, what they do and their menus etc. Think of the questions that may be asked about your previous experiences and your best replies. Also think about your key achievements and the skills you will be able to bring to this new position.
  • Dress appropriately. Whilst you are not usually dressed in a suit or dressed smartly at work as you'll be in your chef whites remember this is an interview so dress to impress.
  • Meet and Greet. Ensure you arrive early. If for what ever reason you may be late call ahead and advise your interviewer so they are not stood waiting for you. When you arrive be polite. Introduce yourself with a firm handshake, smile and maintain eye sight.
  • Actual interview. Be aware of your verbal and non verbal behaviour. Be attentive, answer all questions to the point and as fully as possible and maintain a smile and your eyesight on your interviewer. Remember an interview is a two way process and you have to ensure you have all the information you need to know this is the position for you so ask all questions you have.
  • Interview parting. Ensure you end well. Thank your interviewer and end with another firm handshake ensuring your smile and eyesight are still maintained on the interviewer.
As stated earlier performing well at interview is a skill but one that can be learned and practised on a friend, partner or family member. Good luck i hope these guidelines help you in the pursuit of your next chef jobs.

Sous Chef Vacancy - 4* 2AA Rosette Hotel, Bracknell

We are looking to resource an experienced Sous Chef for a lovely 4* 2AA Rosette Hotel around Bracknell in Berkshire. Salary circa £31k plus shared tips. The successful applicant will have 4* Hotel and Rosette experience within dining as well as banqueting. Interested? please call us on 07884 113416 and email your CV to info@chefandmanager.com

Monday, 10 February 2014

Chefandmanager - Chef Jobs

At Chefandmanager we specialise in the resource and recruitment of Chef jobs, of all levels on a nationwide basis for all areas of the Hospitality and Catering Industry. Whether you are looking for your next Head Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef or Pastry Chef job or first we work with leading hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars to resource their Chef jobs.

Simply register your details, upload your CV and allow us and employers the opportunity to contact you direct. You can also request similar Chef jobs to be emailed directly to you.

To resource all level of Chef jobs we offer a professional and discreet, where needed, nationwide employers' executive search service at a very competitive fee.

We complete all necessary advertising, searches and initial interviews before passing the best possible candidates to our clients to consider. All interviews and working trials are then arranged as requested.

Please call us on 07884 113416 to discuss our services further. Alternatively email us on: info@chefandmanager.com and we will call you to discuss your Chef needs further. 

For more information on our services and latest offers please see our website: www.chefandmanager.com

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Fantastic Career Chef de Partie Job Opportunity

Are you an aspiring Chef de Partie looking for Chef Jobs which will take your skills and experience to the next level?

Do you dream of being the best chef you could be, running you own restaurant and creating you own world renowned menus and having customers patiently booking months ahead for a table at your restaurant?

If the answers are yes you need to choose your next Chef Jobs wisely. You need to be under the guidance of a renowned head chef who has gained accolades and rosettes and wants to be able to pass on their experience and skills to their team.

We are now looking to resource such a position. We are looking for a talented Chef de Partie for a 4* 2 Rosette Hotel based within Cheshire.

An initial salary of circa £16,000 per annum plus associated benefits is provided along with award winning development.

Interested? Email your CV to Colin at info@chefandmanager.com as soon as possible.

Alternatively search our other great chef jobs at www.chefandmanager.com

Friday, 28 October 2011

Let Us Resource Your Key Chef Jobs Before Christmas

Can you believe Christmas is so near. Christmas menus are already out in most hospitality venues and bookings are also being taken.

However whist Christmas is on of the prime times of the year to increase revenue for most hospitality businesses it can also be one of the most lost opportunities if the right Chef team are not in place.

Could you be looking to resource a key Chef position for the Christmas period? Many employers will now be looking to place adverts for key vacancies. However the market is always flooded with chef jobs at this time of year. What you need is a quality service that will resource your key Chef Jobs quickly and with the best possible applicants.

For a very modest one off agreed % fee Chefandmanager will resource your key Chef Jobs for you. We know our industry and have worked with blue chip nationwide hotel, restaurant and pub groups as well as independents.

Call us now on 07884 113416 / 0161 3744825 or email us at info@chefandmanager.com to discuss your needs and commence your search.

Excellent 2 Rosette Head Chef Job

Chefandmanager resource quality Chef Jobs nationwide.

We are looking to resource a talented and quality Head Chef for a 1 Rosette 4 * Hotel based in Cheshire.

They are committed to achieving a 2nd Rosette and therefore are looking for a Head Chef who has attained a 2nd rosette themselves and would relish the opportunity to do so again with a quality 4 Star Hotel. An excellent salary of circa £35 to £38k plus bonus and additional benefits are also provided.

Are you currently a Head Chef looking for an exciting new challenge. Then this could be for you.

There is already an existing quality team of around 10 comprising of Sous to KPs in place. They just need an inspirational leader who is capable of coaching them in the right direction and towards their 2nd Rosette.

Interested in this exceptional Head Chef opportunity? Send your CV to Colin Hadden at info@chefandmanager.com quoting reference HCCR1