Chef with educational aspirations – NHL Stenden Hogeschool – Leeuwarden

NHL Stenden Hogeschool

Working in a professional kitchen is much more than cooking food alone. It is a highly demanding and challenging job which requires not only knowledge about food and flavours but also about management skills, entrepreneurship and creating complex culinary concepts. As a chef at Restaurant Wannee you will be responsible for educating, training and coaching, future kitchen professionals. Your experience and guidance is critical for the students in their development while working on practical assignments. A group of students ranging from different levels and expertise are part of your supervision. With the students you create new culinary concepts, make critical inquiries on management competencies and facilitate them as they navigate in developing themselves into sound individuals and future professionals. The fact that you, with your knowledge and experience, can contribute to gastronomy, but also to training the new generation of kitchen professionals, shows that this position is both meaningful and important. Whom do you work with and for? Restaurant Wannee: the future of food Honesty is the best policy. It’s an old proverb and at Restaurant Wannee, we know better than anyone that honesty also tastes the best by far. We push the boundaries by providing dishes that are fair, flavourful, local, with no artificial flavourings, and where methods of preparation play a major role. Besides striving for taste, we also pay attention to the impact our eating habits have on the planet. At Restaurant Wannee, this is the future of food. As a learning environment, together with students of Hotel Management School NHL Stenden we create a culinary experience for our guests. Who are we looking for? As a chef with educational aspirations in Kitchen Wannee, you are working as a hospitality professional making sure guests feel welcome and at home. As an expert in your field, you are an example for students who get trained in this field. You guide them in becoming professionals. Based on the role or roles you fulfil, you contribute as a team member to the result responsible team and the ambitions of the organization. As chef you will fulfil the following four roles: Professional You are experienced and up to date on developments in the field. You can identify bottlenecks in the execution of the activities and suggests improvements. You can develop on the basis of established teaching and research goals/plans, activities, working practices, methods and (practical) assignments. You will contribute to the development of teaching and research aids by coming up with ideas. You will evaluate the purpose of activities, working practices, methods and (practical) assignments and suggests improvements. Coach You improve service by communicating and assisting students to understand guest needs You will provide guidance, feedback and individual coaching when needed for students and team members You are coaching students regarding work practices, practical assignments, research and/or the use of study materials, machines and instruments You will check the students’ work and give specific feedback Team member You will work in a result-oriented team on their joint-assignments You will contribute to the transfer of knowledge and actively share your knowledge and experiences You will actively seek feedback and feedforward for your own personal development System manager You will identify and solve equipment failures and do (minor) maintenance and repair. You will make suggestions regarding the management, maintenance and purchase of aids, instruments, machines, equipment and the design of our (practical training) rooms. You will manage and regularly check the supplies and keep supply records. As chef your responsibilities are both educational and operational: Maintaining accurate inventory levels and placing orders as needed Preparing large quantities of food items in advance Preparing menu items according to established recipes and standards Organizing and maintaining a clean and efficient kitchen Ensuring compliance with HACCP regulations and guidelines Of course, more than anything, we are looking for a chef with educational aspirations who fits us perfectly in terms of character, motivation and vision. In addition, our ideal candidate has: Recent practical experience – of four years or more – within the hospitality branch, for example, as a chef, sous-chef or supervisor in a restaurant or hotel. A relevant degree at least at the higher vocational level. A perfect understanding of the English language. Verbal and written. Knowledge of planning and developing learning activities, methods, working practices and (practical) assignments. An educational didactic endorsement – or willingness to obtain one Good theoretical and practical knowledge in the educational field Good knowledge of and insight into developments in the professional field Skilled at instructing and motivating of professionals to be You have contact with: The students regarding the execution of activities and research, for coaching purposes The other departments The lecturers regarding the coaching of students, for coordination purposes The suppliers of materials regarding purchase and delivery in order to reach agreements Do you recognise yourself in the points above? Then you might just be our new chef. We would like to introduce ourselves: NHL Stenden Hospitality Group: the flavour of your day A good cup of coffee to start the day, a tasty lunch in the restaurant or ending the day with a drink in the café. Without our guests noticing it, we flavour their day. It is about time we introduce ourselves. We are NHL Stenden Hospitality Group (NHG). Every day we make sure that the employees of our ten outlets are ready to serve you. From Notiz Hotel and Restaurant Wannee to the Espressobar and Café IF: we are your fuel for the day. We are also a pilot kitchen for our students, who gain practical experience in various departments at all our outlets. This is how we reap the benefits of NHL Stenden Hospitality Group together. Are you enthusiastic and curious about what we have to offer you? Then take another minute to read more about this unique job below. We offer you this: A versatile and dynamic position in an organisation that is rapidly evolving and where there is a lot of focus on personal development and room for own initiative and ideas. Your gross salary will be, depending on your knowledge, experience and thus job level, salary range of € 2.411,30 – € 3.789,32 gross per month for a full-time job based on scale 7-9 of the compensation and benefits of NHG. NHG also offers attractive terms and conditions including many opportunities in personal and career development, participation in collective health insurance and an employer vitality plan. Other conditions include a structural end of year bonus of 8.3%, paid parental leave, a bicycle scheme and travel compensation as well as other insurance schemes. The contract is initially for the duration of 1 year but can be extended after successful completion of this period. Applying Does this vacancy make your heart beat faster? Then don’t wait too long to apply. Send your motivation and CV (in 1 file) via the application button addressed to Aisha Louange (Human Resources Officer) and stating the vacancy number 3129 NHG . For the job content or profile, please contact Aisha Louange (Human Resources Officer) at 06-51565584

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