Head Chef - Gahan House Harbourview

St. John's, NL Full-time $55000.00-$65000.00/year

At Murphy Hospitality Group we pride ourselves on an exceptionally high standard of quality service and products. It takes the best people to reach this higher standard of excellence. We believe in extensive training and providing our people with an excellent benefits program, competitive wages, advancement professional development opportunities. At MHG its all about the people!

At the Gahan House, we believe in great beer, great food, and providing the highest level of service through our genuine hospitality. We aim to elevate the brew-pub experience for every guest by using fresh local ingredients in both our handcrafted beers and delicious food. The 'Gahan Experience' is a memorable one and that's because of our people, beer and food.

The Opportunity

The Gahan House Harbourview is seeking a dedicated Head Chef who has gained considerable experience working in a high volume - fast paced kitchen, an individual who is driven by reaching goals and targets. The Head Chef will be a focused culinary professional who takes a "hands-on" management approach. The Head Chef will oversee all kitchen operations. They will have a strong knowledge of forecasting, food costing, inventory, scheduling, labour costs and the development and leadership of line level talent. They will be flexible to change and work alongside the Gahan House Family of restaurant Head Chefs to develop an elevated pub experience menu..

As Head Chef, You Will

  • Demonstrate and communicate the Gahan House vision to all team members and lead by example
  • Ensuring team members provide a memorable culinary experience through coaching and fostering a positive working culture by reinforcing the MHG values daily, exciting team members with their positive nature and leadership
  • Present an influential presence in the kitchen which fosters growth, learning and development, demonstrating and promoting a kitchen culture that revolves around the enjoyment of cooking, food and working as a team
  • Build and maintain relationships with team members both back and front of house
  • Work with the Sous Chef, Prep Manager and team members to meet all projected goals when it comes to food cost, waste and labour control
  • Oversee ordering of inventory and daily prep work
  • Work online with team members, maintaining a high level of food quality
  • Oversees kitchen operations and cleanliness
  • Perform all back of house crew duties as needed including prep and supportive work, butchery, working all line stations and expediting dishes

Who You Are

  • Passionate for the culinary experience and the food service industry
  • Works calmly under pressure and delegates tasks and provide direction as needed to team members
  • Works well with others, enjoys teaching team members, and helps to grow and develop top line talent
  • Flexibility - Our back of house staff will work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, and weekends
  • A desire for personal and professional development

What You Bring

  • 3+ years experience cooking in a full-service high volume restaurant
  • Previous experience of 2-3 years in back of house management experience
  • A culinary diploma or degree is considered an asset

What We Offer

  • Competitive industry wages
  • Annual bonus program
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Employee Family Assistance Programs
  • Comprehensive Health, Vision and Dental Benefits
  • MHG Wellness & Fitness programs
  • Discounts from local shops and MHG locations

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