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Head Chef

Ring O' Bells | Wirral | Full Time | Posted: 12.07.24 |

£40,500-£41,500 per annum plus £4,800 chefs incentive bonus and generous tips (on average an additional £2.50 per hour), and excellent company discounts & benefits

Key Details

Location:

Ring O' Bells
Village Road
West Kirby
Wirral
CH48 7HE

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Employment:

Full Time

Salary:

£40,500-£41,500 per annum plus £4,800 chefs incentive bonus and generous tips (on average an additional £2.50 per hour), and excellent company discounts & benefits

Benefits:

• Guaranteed Christmas day off every year

• Up to 50% company discounts at all our sites

• Earn up to £1500 for referring a friend to join our team

• Company sick pay

• Access to Hospitality Action, providing confidential health and well-being support

Experience:

5+ years

About the location

The Ring O' Bells, a pub full of character and charm, situated in the heart of the old village of West Kirby is a stone’s throw from its marine lake and bustling village centre. It has long been one of West Kirby's best known pubs that has stood the test of time with generations frequenting her for over three centuries.

We acquired the pub just pre-pandemic (not ideal timing!), and after an extensive refurbishment we have finally re-opened our doors and are looking forward to welcoming everyone through them. We are very proud to take over the reins of the Ring O' Bells and move the old girl forward into the next chapter. With significant investment and expansion, we're confident the pub will become an integral part of our group.

Job Description

We are incredibly proud of our talented chefs and recognise and encourage passion and creativity within our kitchen teams. We are looking for a head chef with a passion for working with great fresh ingredients from local suppliers, a passion for leading and developing a great team, and above all else, a passion for cooking great fresh imaginative dishes for our customers . Fine dining, we are not, but quality well executed fresh food is very much what we’re about. Our food is fresh, hearty and interesting, with a menu that reflects the seasons & our location, which helps ensures sustainability and prevents our customers and kitchen team getting bored.

Our constantly evolving menu is a combination of well-loved classics and more interesting dishes taking influence from all over the world. You’ll have plenty of autonomy in how you run your kitchen, in the design of your menus, and your team. So, you’re going to need creativity, plenty of experience to pull on, but also an ability to ensure the kitchen is profitable.




What's in it for you?

  • An extremely competitive salary which will regularly be reviewed to reflect and recognise your progression, skills and experience
  • Easily achievable monthly chefs Incentive bonus
  • Generous Tips
  • Full Company sick pay after 2 years’ service
  • Enhanced company maternity pay
  • Guaranteed Christmas day off every year to enjoy with your family and friends
  • Flexible working hours to help achieve a healthy work life balance
  • Discounted food rates – up to 50% off at all company sites
  • Discounted accommodation rates – up to 50% off at all company sites
  • Access to confidential and expert health & well-being, financial and legal advice through our Employee Assistance Programme with Hospitality Action
  • Up to £1500 for referring a friend to join our team
  • Long service rewards and annual recognition
  • Christmas staff social event – celebrate the festive season with your work friends on us

What we're looking for:

A creative and talented chef with a passion for working with fresh ingredients from local suppliers, a passion for helping to lead and develop a great team and above all else, a passion for cooking imaginative dishes for our customers. Our head chefs have plenty of autonomy in how they run their kitchens. They create their own menus and always welcome ideas from the whole of the team. This is an excellent opportunity for an existing head chef or senior sous, looking for an exciting and challenging role.

Previous experience of working in a similar kitchen is essential as we know you’ll have the attitude and work ethos we’re looking for.

Whilst our plan is very much to grow, this will be well considered, and opportunity led growth. We’re certainly not striving to hit a number at any cost and then sell out to private equity or a big plc. We’re in it for the long term, as we have been for the last 100 years or so….

Due to our size you’ll very much be part of the family and not just a number, but thankfully we’re big enough to be able to offer all our teams, the support needed in running busy popular pubs, as and when required.


Who we are:

We recognise that our teams and their hard work are what make our pubs a success. We offer a number of company perks and benefits by way of saying thank you:

  • A family run company with 9 pubs across the Wirral, North & Mid Wales areas, who take great pride in each one of them, and the teams who make them tick.
  • Stange & Co are accredited by Investors in People.
  • A company who genuinely believes in treating everyone with equal respect & dignity regardless, also having a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of every single member of our teams
  • A company who strives to put their pubs at the heart of their communities, and improving those places by them being there
  • A company whose aim is ‘To Improve people’s lives by striving to run great pubs’

Apply for this role

If this position is of interest and you’d like to be a part of our friendly team, working with a great bunch of like-minded people we’d love to hear from you.

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