Head Chef

Bridlington Links

Job Purpose

Pure Leisure Group is an established family business which has for many years now been a market leader in leisure and holidays in the U.K.  The Company owns and operates holiday parks throughout the North West, Wales, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.

We are looking for an experienced Cook to work in our busy kitchen at Bridlington Links. We are looking for someone who loves to cook, is proud of what you produce and passionate about delivering consistently high standards of food and able to help us maintain our 5* rating.

You are required to provide a variety of quality food dishes to a high standard of preparation, production and presentation, working to costed recipes, maintaining high levels of cleanliness and Customer Care.

To serve the public in the most courteous and efficient manner including effective handling of enquiries and complaints with the ability to deal well with change, uncertainty and flexible enough to adapt and sensibly respond to the situation at hand.

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed the company food GP budget.
  • Ensure all kitchen staff are trained on dish specifications and how to achieve food margins to ensure correct portion sizes are delivered consistently.
  • Identify recruitment and training needs.
  • Order food stock appropriate to sales levels and not over order.
  • Return sub-standard deliveries with the appropriate paperwork and contact suppliers, informing the Food & Beverage Manager of any supplier issues.
  • Sign for all deliveries, where possible.
  • Prepare food for service appropriate to sales levels.
  • Set and ensure all staff are trained in food policy ensuring a consistent quality of food is delivered to customers.
  • Monitor and control stock levels ensuring there are no shortfalls and that stock rotation is followed and all store rooms, fridges and freezers are in order.
  • Inspire and motivate the team of chefs to achieve food to specification.
  • Prepare recipes and ensure the team are fully trained in delivering to a set standard.
  • Ensure that the storage of food meets company and statutory Health and Safety and Food Hygiene requirements.
  • Ensure temperature records and food labelling is maintained and up to date.
  • Ensure that the kitchen is clean and hygienic, making sure cleaning rotas are adhered to and records kept.
  • Ensure the kitchen uniform and personal hygiene requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensure the kitchen runs smoothly on a daily basis and is adequately staffed and stocked.
  • Any other duties which may, from time to time, be determined by the company management.
  • To comply with company policies, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities.
  • Any other duties as required by your line manager commensurate with your role.

Education / Experience

  • Previous experience within the leisure and tourism industry – desirable.
  • 3-4 years management experience within a similar role.
  • High standards of personal and food hygiene.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate.
  • Excellent leadership skills, and the ability to motivate others
  • Customer focused attitude, with excellent customer facing skills, and an approachable, friendly manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


Note:  This role profile is intended to identify key responsibilities only.  Specific objectives will agreed annually.  It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job and is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule.  The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.

How to apply

To apply simply send your CV and covering letter via the contact form below.
Thank you for your interest in Pure Leisure Group and our job vacancies, if you do not hear from us within three weeks please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

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