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Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

Laila's Fine Foods
Post Date: 06/07/2018
End Date:  09/07/2018
Recruiter: Laila's Fine Foods
Location: Bispham, Lancashire North West England
Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
Job category: Production & Manufacturing
Employment type: Full time
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Kitchen Manager/Head Chef
Job reference: KMHC2018

Job Description

Laila's Fine Foods is a world-renowned leader in Food, committed to 'Manufacturing Excellence'. Working through both innovation and investment, their product range is second to none and instantly recognisable. Business potential is excellent and the company has entered a period of cultural change that has facilitated the need for this position. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a high profile and progressive manufacturer with excellent opportunities for career development and expansion.

Laila's Fine Foods are a successful, family run manufacturer of chilled and frozen ready meals for the UK retail and foodservice sectors. Having recently spent over £7m on a state of the art factory extension that has taken our production from 40 tonnes to 60 tonnes per day we are looking to add a number of Multi-Skilled Engineers to our site – strong people management and Compliance adherence are essential.

The Successful candidate will be primarily responsible for all aspects of the Production Kitchen within the manufacturing site. The role comprises briefly the following responsibilities:

  • Accountable for ensuring the consistent production of quality high volume dishes on a daily basis (currently running 250 different lines).
  • Ensuring Kitchen Operatives produce food in accordance with strict product specifications.
  • Liaise closely with the NPD team to ensure the smooth transition of new products into main stream production.
  • Support the NPD team in new product or product development.
  • Ensure all products are prepared in accordance with product specifications.
  • Managing a team of kitchen Operatives (qualified chefs) to ensure the kitchen meets daily production demands.
  • Coach and mentor current operatives to improve ability and performance.

If you feel you have the skills and attributes required for this position along with a genuine passion for food and the desire to make a difference in a rapidly growing business this is the role for you.

Job Requirement

The ideal candidate will have worked within a food manufacturing environment with experience in the effective management of production kitchens where quality is paramount. The successful candidate will be prepared to work in a very much “hands on” capacity.

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