Breakfast Chef

Type: Full Time
Job Location: The Bell Hotel
Address: The Bell Hotel, 31 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF

Job description

A vacancy has arisen for a dedicated Breakfast Chef at The Bell Hotel at Saxmundham, situated in the heart of Suffolk, our Grade II listed hotel, bar and restaurant is steeped in history.

The role:

  • This is an hourly position – working hours and shifts will be 6.30am to 10.30am on weekday and 7am to 11am on weekends approximately per day / week, as per rota, to include weekdays, weekends, bank holidays in line with business needs;
  • Details of total hours worked and shift pattern to be confirmed, as there may be some flexibility in total hours worked (may be some opportunity for some evening work as well if desired);
  • Job can be split between 2 applicants if needed;
  • Competitive salary and Gratuities.
  • No live in accommodation available;

We are looking for a dedicated Breakfast Chef to join our Kitchen Brigade. The ideal candidate will be career-minded and hardworking with a passion for food. Previous experience of working as a Breakfast Chef is preferred, or an experienced Commis Chef looking to develop. Good work ethic, positive aptitude and motivation, commitment and good team player are essential requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will:

  • have good culinary skills and experience of working as a Breakfast Chef in previous role, preferably in a quality restaurant/culinary environment. (We would also consider experienced Commis Chef with appropriate skills.)
  • Ability to run the kitchen Breakfast service in absence of Kitchen Management, as and when required;
  • Prepare, cook and serve all items on the breakfast menu to a high standard and regularly topping up breakfast buffet
  • Cooking breakfast items and preparing food as per seasonal demand
  • Assist in the prep & cooking of all other food required during their hours of work
  • Following the recipes and presentation specifications whilst preparing food and keeping up to date with any change
  • Following the recipes and presentation specifications whilst preparing food and keeping up to date with any changes
  • Mise en place for the following day
  • Well organised, reliable, punctual and precise, with a keen eye for detail & creative;
  • has food safety training, high standards of cleanliness & relevant culinary qualifications
  • ability to deal with deliveries and stock carrying/rotation, and maintain high standards of food hygiene and place orders for kitchen supplies when required;
  • has good interpersonal and communication skills and be good at working as part of a team is essential;
  • ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure, remaining calm in high stress situations;
  • have a solid understanding of kitchen hygiene standards and procedures to ensure hygiene compliance
  • is enthusiastic, motivational, creative and someone who strives for excellence.
  • Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy at all times by following the cleaning schedule
  • Contribute and maintain a high-performance culture

About your Experience:

  • Working in a Hotel: 1 years (preferred)
  • Breakfast Chef: 1 years (preferred)
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing and measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Good oral communication
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm to develop your own skills and knowledge
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
  • Positive and approachable manner
  • Team player qualities

About us

Beales Hotels, a 9th Generation family-owned business, are committed to developing their team and promoting from within where possible.

We offer a range of benefits, perks and discounts, including:

  • Generous Gratuities
  • Free staff meals whilst on duty
  • Uniform provided for certain roles;
  • Generous hotel discounts after six months’ service
  • Staff recognition scheme, long service awards etc.
  • 20 days holiday, rising to 26 days after 5 years’ service (plus Bank Holidays);
  • Sick pay;
  • Company events.

To apply or for further information, please contact Ashley Beale, GM