As Head Chef you will be working with the Catering Manager, and be responsible for creatively developing and ensuring great delivery of The Reader’s hospitality offer at Calderstones, with a view to expanding to additional sites over time.

Success in this role would be to establish the Mansion house as a food and drink destination renowned across the North West.

Our current provision consists of a well-established and popular café, in temporary accommodation, and separate Ice Cream Parlour. Our remodelled Reader Café inside Calderstones Mansion House will open and you will be involved in the creative vision for the new café, as well as the planning and development that will be bring it about.

This role is one that will grow as the business grows and offers fast progression and career development for the right person. We want to find a professional, with creative flair, a passion for food and good service, who will make our catering work their own. In the first instance, it is expected you will have responsibility for the overall daily operation of the café’s kitchen and catering processes, ensure the smooth working of a range of profitable catering offers whilst being mindful of industry cost margins. You will need the practical skills to execute an interesting but simple menu, working alongside the Catering Manager contributing to the development of innovative seasonal menus.

The person in this role oversees all aspects of catering health and safety compliance, ensuring the highest standards of food safety, food quality and risk management are achieved and that these standards are maintained through constant monitoring.

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