HEAD CHEF

Who are we?
Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome Head Chef.
Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.
BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.

What’s the job?

NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB
  • Report to the Operations Manager
  • Give input to the FB Manager and General Manager on menu creativity with the courage to try something different and deliver innovative, locally inspired food & beverage offerings appropriate to the guest community.
  • Ensure that you remain compliant with all local food hygiene legislation including HACCP
  • Know all statutory legislation and ensure H&S and Fire Safety compliance
  • Exceed the budgeted departmental P&L
  • Operate a clean hygienic kitchen at all times.
  • Works well independently or with the team and take full ownership of our Food Offering
  • Keep up to date with local food trends
  • Carry out all preparatory tasks ensuring good quality produce at all times
  • OWN GUEST COMPLAINTS AND RESOLVE THEM YOURSELF. YOU SOLVE THE PROBLEMS, YOU CREATE THE SOLUTIONS
  • Know your city, its cafes/bars and restaurants
  • Make social local to ensure our city knows us and loves us 
Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.

WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA
  • Love cooking
  • Have impeccable honesty
  • Be creative, innovative & love great food
  • Be able to serve our group guests a continental breakfast & seamlessly switch to an a-la-carte café service for individual travellers and locals
  • Always keep cool under pressure
  • Show commerciality with a strong passion for driving revenue
  • Understand stock-control and keep costs to a minimum
  • Be a ‘people person’, social and always love our guests
  • Like getting your hands dirty, wherever, whenever, because you will
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Available to work when needed
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this role 
YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE
  • Experience working within the hospitality/service industry in a similar capacity for at least 3 years 
  • A passion for your city, for travelling and for trending food and drinks concepts
  • Knowledge of contemporary interests and the city
  • Have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for service
Our Key Benefits Include:
  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double pay for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback 
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any hostels (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members
  • Online learning tools
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?
That's cool. Send us your application in English, preferably via email. If you’ve got questions call us, or check www.generatorhostels.com or www.facebook.com/stayGENERATOR/ or www.facebook.com/stayGENERATOR/ or https://www.linkedin.com/company/generator-hostels  where you may well find the answers to life, the universe and everything, including why there are no penguins at the North Pole. We look forward to hearing from you.

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