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Kitchen Manager / Head Chef

Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Village


Somerset, United Kingdom



Added 7+ days ago

About the Role

Join the team at Burnham–on–Sea set within idyllic Somerset where there’s dramatic natural beauty all around.

Marine Drive, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 1LA GBR

Job Details

Join Our One Great Team at Haven as a Kitchen Team Manager!

The Role:
As a key member of our full-time, permanent Food & Beverage Leadership Team, you’ll manage the bustling day-to-day operations of our restaurant kitchen. Ensuring safety and security, you'll create lasting holiday memories for our holidaymakers and holiday homeowners.
You'll lead and motivate a dedicated kitchen brigade, maintaining high standards and fostering teamwork. Driving performance, you'll meet budget targets and expertly manage stock, margins, and cost control to ensure profitability without compromising quality.
You'll excel in administrative tasks like team rotas, safety checks, and compliance, ensuring smooth behind-the-scenes operations. With a focus on continuous improvement, you'll set ambitious growth goals and drive progress.
Your guest-focused approach will ensure exceptional dining experiences that keep guests returning. You'll recruit, train, and integrate new team members, ensuring they perform at their best.
In this hands-on role, you'll spend 85% of your time cooking, maintaining high standards of health, safety, and hygiene, and inspiring your team with your dedication and passion for culinary excellence.

What We’re Looking For:

Whether you’re a Kitchen Manager, Head Chef, or an experienced Sous Chef looking to step up, we want to hear from you! Key success factors include:
Leadership Experience: Proven experience managing large teams in a fast-paced kitchen or similar environment.

Operational Skills: Strong in managing operations, performance, and cost control.
Guest Relations: Confident in resolving guest concerns.
Excellent Communication: Strong organisational and leadership skills.
Decision-Making Ability: Effective in making strong decisions.
Food Hygiene: Level 3 Food Hygiene Qualification desirable.

What’s In It for You?
Leisure Benefits:
Free use of our facilities, including swimming pools.
Discounts: Up to 50% off food on park and 20% off in our shops
Exclusive Access: Opportunity to use our Corporate Box at the O2 Arena.
National Discounts: Fantastic savings with many brands and retailers.
Family & Friends Discounts: 20% off at Haven and Warner Leisure Hotels holidays.
Recognition and Rewards: Participate in our reward schemes.
Training & Development: Opportunities for fully funded qualifications.
Health Support: Access to our comprehensive Health, Mind & Money Support Programme.
Family-Friendly Policies: Enhanced policies and pay (eligibility criteria apply).
Competitive Salary + Benefits + Up to 10% Annual Bonus!

Who Are We?
We’re part of the award-winning Bourne Leisure family, including Haven & Warner Hotels. With 9,000 team members and 39 beautiful seaside locations, our HQ is in Hemel Hempstead.

At Haven, our “Breath of Fresh Air” culture is all about valuing and supporting our team members. We foster an open and transparent environment where everyone can be their authentic selves. Our Team Managers typically work 45 hours per week over 5 days, including evenings and weekends.

Our Recruitment Process:
If you’re excited about this role, click "apply now"! The application process is quick and easy, taking about 5 minutes. One of our team members will be in touch.
You’ll have an interview and either a practical assessment or skills test. We support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage applications from all backgrounds. We’re happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments or flexibility you may need. If you need support during the application process, contact us at [email protected]. We’re here to help!

Join us and be part of something great!


Marine Drive, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, Somerset, TA8 1LA, United Kingdom

Job Reference: 60973

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