Set within 20 acres of beautiful countryside and with stunning views over the city and English Channel, Brighton Racecourse has the huge benefit of a fantastic setting to accompany our exciting events. For over 250 years, Brighton Racecourse has hosted racing, with The Prince of Wales (George IV) encouraging its popularity in the late 1700’s and allowing the racecourse and city to thrive. Now is great time to get on board and were looking for committed and dedicated staff to thrive with us.

Reporting to the Catering General Manager, the Head Chef will organise and supervise all kitchen operations, maintaining high food quality and complying with hygiene regulations. Controlling costs in general and good staff relations as well as maintaining all legal and company health and safety standards. You will be responsible for managing Chefs, Trainees, and Kitchen Porters.  The remit will encompass all food preparation across all areas of Brighton Racecourse both for race days and non-race days.


Key responsibilities for the role will include:

  •  Liaise closely with the catering GM regarding revenue budgets and cost targets. Ensure targets are met and provide explanations for deviancies
  •  To purchase within agreed parameters ensuring the budgeted food GP is achieved
  •  To implement and adhere to the company food safety management system across all areas within remit
  • To ensure all menus are cost to achieve the targeted GP%
  • Coordinate stock takes as required
  • Actively assist in future purchases and major redevelopment schemes for the kitchen areas
  • Ensure all EHO food safety and production requirements are met and maintain to current standards
  • Ensure quality control at all times throughout production process from raw material to ready plated end product
  • Control portion size and waste factors at all time, directly influencing GP
  • To create menus In line with customer and market trends, ensuring a high quality, value for money offering is available at all times
  • To ensure a safe working environment at all times
  • Observe, maintain and drive all Health & Safety and Hygiene policies
  • Maintain good communication between Kitchen and other departments
  • Manage the Kitchen staff rota

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent
  • Experience as a head chef in high quality operations environment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Organised, systematic and process driven
  • Strong banqueting background
  • Some retail/ restaurant experience

In return we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 22 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Free parking
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • A range of racing & leisure benefits including complimentary tickets, offers and discounts at our racecourses and hotels across the Arena Racing Company and Galleon Hotel group.

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