1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Novotel Cardiff Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom



Head Chef


Europe and North Africa

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Company Description


    Job Description


    Are you passionate about creating culinary masterpieces and leading a team to success? We're seeking a Head Chef to join our dynamic team and take charge of our restaurant, kitchen, and catering operations. As a Head Chef, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the highest standards of service delivery and customer satisfaction while driving sustainable profitability.

    Position Overview:

    As the Head Chef, you'll be the driving force behind the day-to-day management of our kitchen team, overseeing food preparation, menu innovation, and implementation. Your leadership will be instrumental in maximizing food and beverage profitability while maintaining top-notch quality and service standards.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Lead and inspire the kitchen team to deliver exceptional culinary experiences.
    • Manage restaurant, room service, bar, and conference food service operations.
    • Create innovative menu designs that cater to diverse tastes and preferences.
    • Ensure compliance with health and safety standards in the kitchen.
    • Foster a positive work environment focused on learning and personal development.
    • Coordinate with other departments to enhance communication and collaboration.

    Financial Responsibilities:

    • Conduct costings on menu items and maintain food costs within budgeted levels.
    • Coordinate daily food requirements and purchasing to optimize efficiency and minimize waste.
    • Assist in the development of annual business plans and financial budgets.
    • Proactively control costs while upholding quality standards.

    Talent & Culture Responsibilities:

    • Establish ongoing on-the-job training programs to uphold brand and service standards.
    • Induct and mentor new staff to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
    • Utilize guest feedback to continuously improve product and service delivery.
    • Foster open communication to meet daily operational demands.

    Health & Safety:

    • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental policies.
    • Report any hazards, incidents, or injuries promptly.
    • Maintain standards of hygiene and cleanliness in accordance with regulations.

    Customer Relations:

    • Provide efficient, friendly, and professional service to all guests.
    • Lead by example in attending to guest requests and ensuring total customer satisfaction.
    • Actively promote special promotions and facilities available within the hotel.


    • Take responsibility for completing tasks accurately and within deadlines.
    • Participate in training and development programs to enhance skills and standards.
    • Uphold company policies on equal employment opportunity and harassment-free workplace.
    • Maintain confidentiality of hotel, customer, and staff information.

    Why Join us:

    • Opportunity to showcase your culinary creativity and leadership skills.
    • Be part of a vibrant team dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences.
    • Competitive package and opportunities for growth and development.
    • Many attractive benefits

    If you're a culinary visionary with a passion for excellence, we want to hear from you! Join us in creating unforgettable moments for our guests and making a mark in the hospitality industry. Apply now and embark on an exciting culinary journey with us!


    • Culinary education
    • Relevant work experience
    • Leadership abilities
    • Organizational skills
    • Creativity
    • Attention to details
    • Adaptability
    • Passion & dedication

    Additional Information

    Special Note

    During the course of duty you will have access to certain information, which demands the utmost confidentiality. Discretion must be exercised at all times. Your responsibilities are included but not limited to this job description as this has been drafted as a guide to the purpose and main duties of the role as it currently exists. The hotel relies on the flexibility of its staff to ensure the continuity of the high standards currently being achieved. It is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule of duties and it does not form part of the contract of employment. The Company reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time to accommodate the requirements of the business and the evolving nature of the role.

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