Jobs

The Hooked-on Group, the management company behind Blackfriars Restaurant and  Dobson & Parnell in Newcastle and Hinnies Restaurant Whitley Bay.  We are recruiting for the following positions:

Head Chef - Hinnies

Hinnies is our award-winning restaurant on the seafront in Whitley Bay -  a relaxed, warm and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving comfort food we all like to eat.  On the menu you will find rustic and hearty Geordie-influenced classics made properly from scratch using local and seasonal produce to give a real taste of our beloved North East.

We are looking for a dynamic Head Chef to head up their brigade at Hinnies.  The candidate will have excellent culinary skills, creativity and passion with the ability to lead, manage and inspire a team.The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter, a problem solver and a natural communicator who is focused, career-minded and driven. 

The head chef will work closely with the general manager and managing director. He / She will be responsible for: 
1. Driving the kitchen forward towards obtaining accolades and winning awards 
 2. The recruitment, training and development of a small brigade of chefs 
3. Compliance with Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety regulations 
 4. The maintenance of consistency of taste and presentation of food 
5. Working within the company framework to produce creative, original dishes for the seasonal changing menu 
 6. Working to set budgets for both food purchases and wages 
 7. Championing and upholding the company values and ethos 
 8. Maintaining equipment and the working environment to ensure operational excellence 
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE 
The ideal candidate will be: 
1. Bright, confident and enthusiastic 
 2. A strong character that can maintain effective communication with a diverse team 
3. Absolute focus on detail, consistency and perfection 
 4. Understands the importance of team development and the development of individuals 
 5. Unflappable and able to work effectively under pressure 
 6. Ambitious and eager to progress 

Must haves
 1. Proven experience creating and executing menus either as head chef or  senior sous 
2. Good verbal and written communication skills  
3. Creativity with – and passion for – seasonal British ingredients 
4. Extensive Modern and Traditional European cooking experience 
5. Able to quickly gain an understanding of specific business functions and take ownership of the resulting tasks 
 6. A sound financial understanding of all aspects of running a busy kitchen 
 Whilst relevant experience is undoubtedly essential for this position, we are looking for someone with the intelligence, intuition and motivation to excel at the role; constantly wanting to better themselves and over deliver. Relevant training and a thorough company induction will be provided, but we will only consider candidates who have the skills and  characteristics listed above. If this role interests you, please send us your CV and a cover letter stating why you’re perfect for the job. Please feel free to include any other information or documents to support your application

Sous Chef - Hinnies
We're looking for someone with excellent culinary skills, creativity and passion. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter, a problem solver and a natural communicator who is focused and driven and able to lead and motivate when required.

The Sous Chef will work closely with the Head Chef, General Manager and Managing Director and will be responsible for:
 
•       working within the company framework to help the head chef create new dishes accompanied by fully-costed recipes and seasonal changing menu;
•       ensuring the consistent preparation, cooking and presentation of every dish served;
•       working within set budgets for food purchases, gross profit percentages and wages costs;
•       compliance with Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety regulations
•       championing and upholding the company values and ethos;
•       maintaining equipment and the working environment to ensure operational excellence; and
•       driving the kitchen forward towards obtaining accolades and winning awards.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
The ideal candidate will be:
•       bright, confident and enthusiastic;
•       a strong character that can maintain effective communication within a diverse team;
•       focused on detail, consistency and perfection;
•       understanding of the importance of team development and development of individuals; and
•       unflappable and able to work effectively under pressure.

 

Chef de Partie - Dobson & Parnell
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Chef de partie with a passion for food and customer service.
You must have great organisation skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Good knowledge of food, butchery and filleting is essential to this role.
Most of your time will be spent preparing, cooking and presenting food.
You must ensure that your staff follow the procedures agreed verbally and detailed in the Staff Handbook concerning Food Safety and Hygiene and ensure the Company conforms to all relevant legislation.
 You are responsible for ensuring excellent levels of guest service by: good preparation, maintenance and cleaning of the operation; effective communication between at all levels; and good team work.
All roles require at least one year’s relevant experience, a friendly personality, excellent customer care skills and fine attention to detail..

Please email your
 CV stating which restaurant you are applying for to ruth@hookedongroup.co.uk