This is a full time Kitchen Chef Manager job position which may eventually lead to shift pattern as the business grows. With business growth career progression is possible. All product production training will be with Afia herself.
Afia’s Food is a proven concept early stage business with multi-award winning products in its portfolio: Great Taste, FreeFromFoods, Quality Choice Awards under the brand Afia’s Samosa Shop. Specialising in artisan and free-from and gluten-free Indian food, mostly frozen: samosa, pakora, flatbreads. Plus pickles.
After years of research and developing we are now ready to take our product range to the consumers, UK nationwide. To do this is we have exciting growth plans. As a result, Afia’s is looking to recruit a Kitchen Chef Manager.
This position is not for the average person, but for a hard working ambitious individual, prepared to go hands in. One who is prepared to accept full responsibility of the company’s complete range of handmade high end artisan free-from products. From the delivery of raw ingredients, prepping, cooking, to fully packaged and labelled end products ready for dispatch. Take responsibility for:
Come on board to drive the vast volume of manufacturing whilst maintaining excellent quality standards and assist with audits
Keep accurate detailed HACCP and production records at all times ready for on the spot inspections and audits
A good knowledge and practices associated with food allergens, cross contamination prevention is critical
All products hand made to high quality standard for high end sales. No automation. Have an eye for detail. Ensure minimal to no waste. Work with Afia (founder) to develop leaner and more efficient methods to put into practice for speedier output
Recruit, train, manage the kitchen production team: bring the best out of each team member, maintain excellent morale and aim for zero staff turnover rate
Ensure continuous safety of the team
Ensuring the volume, quality and safety of all food production in a fast paced environment
Experience of working within a large kitchen or manufacturing facility as a Senior / Production / Kitchen Chef and understand the importance of complying with food safety regulations
Assist with research and product development as required with the founder Afia
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of and you have a proven background in Food Manufacturing as a Head Chef / Kitchen Production Chef / Sous Chef then send in your CV with a covering letter to Afia Akram at [email protected]
Pastry Chef job opportunity is also available.