Job Description – Chef

Responsible to: Management Team

Responsibility for: Kitchen and work experience trainees

Hours:  Full Time (to be agreed) 

Pay:      To be agreed

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Miracle Café kitchen. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing high quality meals for customers from the menu and ensuring food is served in good time and well presented
  • Helping to manage any kitchen staff, motivating and inspiring them to prepare, cook and serve high quality food
  • Helping to organise weekly staff rotas, evaluate work schedules on a daily basis and distribute key tasks to kitchen staff.
  • Working alongside the Front of House Supervisor to ensure good working relationships are maintained between kitchen and table waiting staff, within a fast-paced and pressurised environment
  • Working with the management team to develop menus using fresh, good quality and healthy ingredients for the café including meal ideas for special events 
  • Assisting with menu pricing
  • Overseeing the preparation of food ensuring they match menu specifications and meet the quality standard and presentation
  • Assisting with design and advice of kitchen remodelling where necessary
  • Adhering to Food Safety Standards, maintaining high levels of cleanliness in the kitchen at all times – we expect to maintain a 5* Hygiene rating at all times
  • Keeping accurate records, including food hygiene records according to regulators guidance, staff timesheets etc, and provide performance reports as required by the management team 
  • Supporting and training young people in kitchen-based work experience encouraging them to gain skills and work-based qualifications to improve their employability
  • Developing supplier networks and ensure a good reputation for using high quality, locally sourced ingredients
  • Controlling stock levels, monitoring wastage and ensuring that waste is kept to an absolute minimum. 
  • Monitor and purchase food and supplies
  • Share good practice when required to the Miracle Café chefs from other locations
  • Any other duties proportionate with the role as required by management

Personal requirements, skills & qualifications

Criteria Essential Desirable
Qualifications/Knowledge: A proven track record of working as a chef in a quality catering environment

A relevant industry recognised qualification and certificates

Chef with at least 3-years’ experience 

Broad knowledge of different types of foods and their preparations.

Passionate about food

Work Related Experience: Menu Planning & pricing

Preparing & Cooking a range of dishes to a high standard


Stock control & purchase

Skills/Abilities & Special Attributes: Ability to adapt to change

Ability to stay calm under pressure

Good organisational & time management skills

Good communication skills


Work well as a team

Managing a commercial kitchen
Faith Having a Christian faith & beliefs


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