Qualified Chef

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1421992

 Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Chef based in Belfast.


Job title: Chef, Belfast Zoo

Job reference: REQ001586

Location: Belfast

Salary: competitive (to be discussed with employer)

Permanent Full time Contract (40 hours)

A flexible approach to working hours required

Job description

Qualified Chef (BELFAST ZOO)

Amadeus, multi award winning caterers are a division of The NEC Group with 40 years of experience dealing with venue and event operations. We have a reputation for outstanding food and currently have a position available for an experienced Qualified Chef who enjoys delivering first class food and who enjoys being part of a team delivering public catering, fine dining and hospitality to thousands of visitors.

You will be responsible for:

  • Liaise with Head Chefs, Deputy Head Chefs and Management regarding, what is required in their designated area.
  • Preparation, cooking and service of food, to the required standard.
  • Comply and work in accordance with all statutory and Amadeus Food Safety policy and procedures at all times within all areas.
  • Food quality checks and ensuring food production is in line with departmental specifications, bringing any concerns to the attention of the Senior Chef de Partie.
  • Be able to meet production targets and service deadlines.
  • Assists with the control of stock and portions within area of work.
  • Comply and work in accordance with all current applicable health & safety / fire safety legislation and group health & safety / fire safety policies, procedures and arrangements as applicable to your work activities and working environment.
  • Team work, good time management and having a flexible approach to work in a 7 day week operation (weekends/late nights) is essential along with the ability to meet deadlines and deliver exceptional customer service.

Ideally as an individual you will have proven in a similar style kitchen operation is essential, along with the willingness to work with the existing team to always strive to take the food offering to a new and exciting level. Have knowledge of menu design along with a thorough understanding of both cost and wastage control.

This position is ideal for a forward thinking chef who wishes to increase their knowledge of food and progress his/her career within Amadeus.  Previous experience is essential.

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Hold NVQ level 1, 2 and 3 or City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 in food preparation and cooking.
  • Qualified to level 3 intermediate Food Safety
  • Hold a recognised health and safety qualification (IOSH).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working within a busy kitchen in a similar establishment.
  • Have a can do attitude and be adaptable to change.
  • Be customer focused and able to deliver excellent service.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Be dependable, reliable, motivated and a team player.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and develop within the experienced kitchen team.

So what’s it like working for us?

  • We are upbeat.
  • We have a positive outlook.
  • Approaching challenges as opportunities.
  • Proud.

We have fun too.

We love what we do and take pride in what we create, care about our food; we are confident in ourselves and confident that we can support our customers and deliver great experiences for visitors.  However, we are not arrogant, we listen and learn and can flex to suit different situations.

We know that successful businesses are built upon strong relationships and at the core of relationships are honesty, openness and trust.  We don’t like jargon or buzz words.

In return for we offer the following benefits – 25 days holiday as well as Bank Holidays (pro  rata) in first employment year, Group Personal Pension, staff meal allowance, uniform will be provided, with an option of Private health care, and training and development opportunities.

If you are EXCITED about this great opportunity, please apply by clicking the apply now button below to be directed to the company website.

Application closing date: 26/06/2019