Executive Head Chef

RightMove Recruitment is now hiring an Executive Head Chef for a 4-star hotel in Salthill, Co. Galway Ireland.

Executive Head Chef Key activities:

  • Be responsible for the everyday management of a fast-paced Kitchen team
  • Design menus that enhance customers’ culinary experience whilst maintaining a high standard of quality and consistency
  • Identifying future trends, opportunities when menu planning
  • Comply with dietary requirements, have tasty, nutritious and visually appealing menu items available for dietary needs and abide by all sanitation regulations
  • Driving sales and maintaining a high level of standards throughout the Kitchen including all aspects of Food preparation
  • Ensure that all food preparation is in accordance with regulatory guidelines
  • Strong financial planning, budgeting and forecasting including robust plans for waste management
  • Establishes food presentation techniques and quality standards
  • To ensure HACCP procedures are followed accordingly to the company’s Food Safety Management document thus ensuring quality control measures and hygiene systems are achieved at all times.
  • Monitor standards, cost control, stock rotation and general efficiency of the kitchen
  • Oversee ordering of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
  • Make use of Procure Wizard and ensure adequate stock rotation is in place
  • Hiring, training and managing kitchen staff
  • Foster a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers
  • Manage the busy service periods and produce a high standard of food.
  • Practice strong financial management including menu costings, food margin control and labour cost control
  • Achieving operational objectives through requisitioning or purchasing supplies and equipment
  • Ensure all administrative requirements are being followed by all teams and are compliant and correctly maintained in line with company policy & procedures.

Executive Head ChefSkills and experience

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a high volume, multi-site operation.
  • Creative, innovative and extremely well organised.
  • Exceptional Culinary skills with a creative edge
  • Excellent kitchen management skills with a strong presence in the kitchen
  • Establishes food presentation techniques and quality standards
  • Strong leadership skills to manage and direct a large team
  • Excellent training, development & coaching skills
  • Strong creativity and innovation when created new menus and recipes
  • Previous experience in the Irish market is a plus
  • Up to date with current health food trends as well as forward thinking for future trend opportunities.
  • Ability to manage rotating menus, special events and hospitality requirements across multiple sites.
  • Strong financial background.
  • Able to produce high quality food whilst being financially astute.
  • Ability to recruit, train and retain a solid team around you who will commit fully to your vision.
  • Transport required
  • Excellent communications skills

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: €65,000.00-€75,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Flexitime
  • Food allowance
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Galway, County Galway: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Executive Head chef: 3 years (required)
Job Category: Hospitality
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Galway

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Salary: €65,000.00-€75,000.00