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operations chef 

Location: Manchester, with travel expected to Leeds and Liverpool 

Job type: Permanent

Salary: up to £45,000 p/a 

Almost Famous is a high energy fast casual group of 5 burger restaurants throughout the North with plans for further expansion. We are forward thinking and strive to be at the top, always. We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic individual to head up our food operations at Almost Famous. You must be driven by exacting standards and have a desire to be the best at everything you do. You must be experienced to at least head chef level and come from a solid professional cheffing background.


The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, be able to build and motivate a team as well as being able to work alongside directors of the business and senior management. You should have a good understanding of the food scene and current trends, you should know what’s cool, what’s hot and what’s really not.

As operations chef you will take responsibility for the quality of the product being served in restaurants through management and implementation of systems alongside development of staff and teams: we will rely on you to make sure every burger is juicy and delicious. You will work with the directors to develop new menu items and exciting forward thinking new specials. 

You should understand the importance in the kitchen of cleanliness and exceptional standards regarding being EHO compliant.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, key responsibilities include –

  • Recruitment, training and mentoring of all Head and Sous Chefs

  • Ensure all staff are trained to the required level

  • Develop internal progression and retention plan for talent

  • Ensure food is produced to the correct specifications and looks great

  • Drive labour controls at each site to achieve budgeted labour requirements

  • Maintain food safety standards, comply with current legislation, manage kitchen compliance

  • 5* EHO Scores

  • 95% BOH Audits

  • Analyse weekly stock takes and troubleshoot to hit the budget/theoretical GP within a 0.5% variance

  • Work with Directors to implement new menus from creation to execution in all restaurants


Salary up to £45k PA

28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

Staff discount Card

Must have a full UK Driving License and be based in / around the Greater Manchester area


If you are capable of performing this job role and want to work for an independently spirited company, in a fast paced high energy role, we want to hear from you!

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