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Company The Borough - Wellington Hospitality Group
Location Porirua, Wellington
Listed Thu 8 Mar, 3:06 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
We’re seeking a Head Chef to lead our Kitchen team at one of our newer venues The Borough based in Tawa. The Borough has been open since December last year and has had a roaring trade and we’re seeking the right person to take it to the next level. The primary purpose of the Head Chef is to lead an efficient, profitable, customer and team centric Kitchen within the guidelines set by Wellington Hospitality Group (WHG). Working alongside and supporting the General Manager, the Head Chef is responsible for all food produced by the kitchen and its operating costs, as well as the development and efficiency of the brigade. You’re a leader, trainer and mentor to all chefs across the group, not only in The Borough.

As Head Chef, you are responsible for the kitchen at all times, even when not on site. You’re expected to have full understanding of menu costings and development, strong supplier relationships, sound knowledge of kitchen operations, leadership and mentoring abilities to develop a team, as well as ability to produce excellent food consistently and profitably.

As a Head Chef, your mission is to be a leader, inventor and operational superstar to lead an innovative and cohesive team as well as:
  • Lead your team in striving for excellence in everything that we do
  • Motivate and lead the team during your shifts
  • Work in line with the venue and WHG expectations
  • Encourage and lead your team to deliver great food consistently to our customers and ensure we’re always looking for opportunities to WOW our customers
  • Create and control an upbeat culture within the team
  • Set the standard for your team
  • Show excellent communication and listening skills for your team and customers
  • Ensure all operational processes and procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure FOH and BOH cohesion at all times
  • Identify potential service issues and act accordingly to avoid them
  • Handle complaints with empathy and ensure a more than satisfactory outcome for our customers
  • Always portray a positive attitude, be happy, smiling and having fun

Our Head Chefs are much more than just a cook! They are key leaders in ensuring we provide great food consistently for our customers and that the brigade is getting developed. They’re our leaders, motivating and guiding the team to continuously strive for excellence in everything they do. They consistently follow process and ensure the team follow that lead. They set the standard and are the hardest worker in the kitchen. They ensure a safe environment for their team and our customers and always ensure best practice.

We're extremely passionate about the development of our team and provide everyone with industry leading training, a clear structure for career progression and numerous rewards and incentives. Most importantly though, you get the opportunity to join Wellington's leading and fastest growing hospitality group. As well as career progression, we also offer:
  • 50% off food whilst working
  • 20% off all food and drink when not working
  • Monthly employee of the month award including restaurant vouchers, sports tickets and spa & beauty vouchers
  • Quarterly performance reviews
  • Regular on-site and company wide incentive schemes
  • Support or donations with any charity & community projects you are involved in

If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to join the WHG family then please apply now!