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Company The Happening Bar and Kitchen
Location Christchurch City, Canterbury
Listed Fri 6 Apr, 1:11 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
The Happening Bar and Kitchen is searching for a suitable candidate for a Head Chef.
We are currently on the top 20 restaurants of Christchurch.

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef.

The Position is a managerial position with full responsibility for all day-to-day operations and logistics of the Kitchen. This position requires excellent attention to detail, exceptional leadership and training skills with the ability to multi task.
Minimum 3 years of experience in a busy fine dinning restaurants.

The key responsibilities of this role include:
  • Health, Safety and Security – Ensure all Collective health and safety procedures are up to date and adhered to; all staff are compliant with individual site safety.
  • Kitchen production – Ensure that food produced is of a consistently high standard; uphold and maintain high quality and professional standards of service, presentation and professionalism across all Kitchen staff and venues.
  • Kitchen Management- Ensure the day to day operation and Hygiene standards are exceeded at all Kitchens
  • Creative and Innovative - Add input to the creation of new menu's. Keep up to date on current trends and food presentation.
  • Planning and Financial Management - Assist the General Manager in forecasting and planning kitchen budget, and expenditure.
  • Staff Management, Training and Development - Assist with the management, productivity, training and development and recruitment of Kitchen Staff.
As this is a challenging and awarding role, the successful candidate needs to be able to work under pressure, able to take ownership and business savvy.


Job requirement
  • Minimum 3 years Kitchen Management experience at a busy restaurant.
  • Global or European cuisine experiences.
  • Committed to work minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • A clean full driver license.
  • Wide knowledge of different cuisines.
Team work and can do Attitude.
Great communication skills with the kitchen team members
Hard working.
Passion of Kitchen work and food.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
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