Urban Grind Head Chef

Urban Grind Head Chef

Urban Grind

Dropping Inn is seeking applications for a Head Chef at Urban Grind. This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark in a true Wanaka staple! 

Standing proudly on Ardmore Street since 2011, Urban Grind provides excellent casual dining within a modern metro setting. Open 7 days a week from 7.30am for that perfect grind, our friendly staff serve espresso coffee, excellent food, craft beer, and local wines. 
This role is full-time & permanent. To successfully lead the team, you will need to be available for a mix of both day and evening shifts, including weekends.
Key responsibilities will include: 
* Menu development, costing and implementation 
* Training and development of kitchen team 
* Responsible for efficiencies of service and prep time 
* Manage ordering, cost control & stocktake/stock rotation 
* Quality control to a consistently excellent standard 
* Kitchen cleanliness and hygiene – compliance with health & safety standards 
* Overall kitchen profitability  
What would make you a great fit for the role;

*Ability to manage, lead and train kitchen staff.  
*Reliable, organised, quick, and the ability to multi-task with a cool head under pressure.  
*Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to lead and organise the team as well as work with the other departments to ensure everyone succeeds.  
*Good personal presentation, good time management and the ability to work in an organised and professional manner.  
*Knowledge of relevant hygiene legislative regulations and codes of practice.  
*Sound knowledge and understanding of kitchen costs and inventory.  
*Capable of managing stocktakes.  
*Be hard working, motivated and passionate about food.  
*Previous function experience
*Previous Head Chef experience preferred 

Remuneration will be in line with the successful applicant’s previous experience.  

Staff benefits include:  
* genuine growth and development opportunities 
* a staff reward program across all of the Dropping Inn venues 
* accommodation support if needed 
If this sounds like a bit of you, please send a cover letter and CV to team@droppinginn.nz – we would love to have a chat with you! 
NB – we are happy to discuss sponsorship for any candidates who are already based in New Zealand and available for an in-person meeting.  
Part of the Dropping Inn cohort; Hawea Hotel, Urban Grind, b.social and Hello Ranger. 
We build high-quality brands with top-notch service delivery. 

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