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Title:  Head Chef

Requisition #:  5138

wicklow, L, IE

Career Area:  Culinary

Job Description

At Aramark, our mission is to enrich and nourish lives. Every day, we deliver an impact wherever people work, learn, recover and play. And we need talented, energetic, passionate people to help us do it.


Aramark Northern Europe is looking for a Head Chef to join our team in Avondale Beyond The Trees. The successful candidate will assume full responsibility for the ordering, production and serving of all food on a day-to-day basis, thus ensuring a smooth day-to-day service and mentoring the kitchen staff. 


**This is a permanent role working 40 hours per week, Monday through Sunday Availability Required. (November-Feb Set Days OFF as site is closed 2 days a week).


The Head Chef will work to ensure that all areas of people management, financial, food & beverage execution are met as per company requirements for Avondale Beyond the Trees. Within the 270 seat Seed Café ensuring excellent daily food delivery, ongoing innovation and meeting both company and client financial COS targets while ensuring client and customer satisfaction ratings.


Avondale Beyond the Trees is a state-of-the-art new visitor destination located in Avondale Forest Park, Co. Wicklow which is a strategic partnership between Coillte, Fáilte Ireland & EAK Ireland. Avondale was once home of Charles Stewart Parnell and is considered the birthplace of Irish forestry. On site there is a new build visitor centre which will offer a café and restaurant, craft and exhibition areas along with a 1.3km Tree Top Walk & Tower providing 360-degree views of the forest, the Avonmore river & the Wicklow Mountains. In Avondale House the living history tour will bring the Parnell family story back to life. An annual event programme will animate the overall destination.

Job Responsibilities

•    Assume full responsibility for the production of food and ensure the quality and presentation to a high Standard.
•    Meet our customer requirements in terms of Hospitality requirements & Events.
•    Work with both the Cafe Manager & General Manager on site to achieve all relevant & communicated targets.
•    Ensure all client requirements are met and be flexible in your approach to work in a Seasonal environment.
•    Ensure all company policies are maintained to the highest standard and ensure that Health & Safety and HACCP are maintained in the Catering Facility
•    Operate the kitchen to the highest standard while also aware of portion control and financial targets.
•    Ensure ongoing training and development for the full BOH team.
•    Create an inclusive and fun work environment with a fully open door policy for the whole team.
•    Work closely with S&M & General Manager to create bespoke hospitality events, menus and special Seasonal Functions.


•    Have held the position of Head Chef for at least 2 years in similar volume setting.
•    Excellent knowledge of HACCP and Food Safety
•    Previous experience in a similar food service environment within the Catering & Hospitality Industry, high volume seasonal operations a plus.
•    Have worked in a fully fresh food environment within clear SOP & Recipe guidelines.
•    Prior demostrable experience in COS control systems and management.
•    Prior demonstrable experience in scheduling, and time management & other office systems.
•    Previous knowledge of dietary requirements and Allergens.
•    An Innovative and creative approach to menu design and strong attention to detail.
•    A passion for food with a clear concise customer service focus.
•    Strong interpersonal skills & a lead from the front attitude.
•    A professonal appearance on a daily basis leading by example for all H&S standards.
•    Be able to build & lead a team through transparent, holistic & empathetic management.
•    Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team and the ability to work on your own iniative.


**To be considered for this role you will be redirected to and must complete the application process on the Aramark careers page.

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