Also known as: Kitchen Manager, Executive Chef, Food Service Manager, Restaurant Manager,
As a chef for a pub or bar your role is to prepare and cook food in line with brand and menu specifications.
Your day-to-day duties may involve:
• food preparation
• plating food
• maintaining health and safety procedures
Many pubs offer a food service along with selling alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks. As a chef you will cook, prepare and plate food items for guests at the pub. You will cook a range of food, and depending on the type of pub, you may assist the pub manager write a seasonal menu.
The bar staff will inform the chef of the menu items ordered from the bar area. The chef will then work with the kitchen team members to prepare the dish quickly and plate the dish in a presentable manner. If there are multiple orders from one table, the chef and the team must time the dishes so they are served at a similar time. During quiet periods the chef may assist the bar team while serve customers.
In the kitchen you will ensure the ingredients are well stocked and the menu items are available. As many ingredients have a low shelf life, the food will be monitored to make sure it doesn’t contaminate the fresh stock. It’s important that you store food items correctly and adhere to all health and hygiene standards.