Kitchen Manager - White Horse Hotel, Rottingdean

Up to 26000 UKP per year
14 Mar 2017
11 Apr 2017
Ms Brooke Challoner
Business Sector
Full Time
Job Function
Vacancy – Kitchen Manager

The Business

Average weekly turnover: £30k
Split Wet/Food: 34/34
Accommodation 32

We are a beachfront, 25 en suite bedroomed, 3* Inn, situated at Rottingdean, East Sussex. The hotel was refurbished two years ago. It is mainly leisure led with some corporate custom. It does not have a function room. Trading is good all year rising dramatically during holiday periods and in good weather. We currently have a 5* EHO rating which we expect to continue.

Our current Kitchen Manager is moving right away from the area but the remaining team members are staying. We offer a fully branded menu which changes twice per year, supported by several " occasion menus" which run at the relevant periods.

As well as our hotel residents we also have a local following for both food and drink, along with the beach goers in good weather and the walkers in all weather.

There are opportunities to continue to grow our food offer especially during the off season by ensuring continuity of standards along with the correct usage of specials menus.

Key Responsibilities.

Manage the opening and closing of the kitchen
Prepare, cook and present food to company specification
Keep kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic at all times
Work safely around kitchen equipment and monitor and deal with any maintenance issues
Ensure stock counts are accurate and completed on time
Maintain accurate food ordering and stocking levels, including kitchen materials to meet customer expectation
Manage all kitchen – related office administration and third-party contractors
Assist in delivering financial targets set for the house
Manage wastage through correct portion control and records
Train and develop staff to assist in kitchen duties
Keep up to date with new products, menus and promotions
Adhere to company policies and procedures and licensing laws
Be involved and contribute at all team meetings
Carry out instructions as given by management and head office

Who we are

Old English Inns are a collection of some of England’s historic pubs inns and hotels, steeped in history and loved for their warmth and hospitality. Whether taking time out in a pub or getting away to a hotel, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with our cosy bars, crooked walls and low beams.

Your experience with Old English Inns will be different every time: choose from over 100 pubs, inns and hotels in some of the most beautiful parts of the country across 24 counties. Discover old coaching inns, attractive town houses, thatched and timbered buildings, all individual in style, packed full of history, warm and welcoming – in market towns, countryside and seaside locations.

We’ve invested a great deal of time and efforts restoring many of our buildings to their former glory, while ensuring our facilities are firmly based in the 21st century. All of the charm of the past with the convenience of the present – a unique combination ensuring that every stay with us is different!

With informal table service and beautiful settings, this is perfect for a manager who has come from a branded food operation background with a similar style food service.

If you think you have what it takes, we'd love to hear from you.

Don’t miss this opportunity – apply now!

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