The Life of a Head Chef in Dublin

Three Q have been helping to match job-seeking Head Chefs with Employers in Dublin for years so we know a thing about the day to day life of a Head Chef. If you’ve ever wondered about what the life of a head chef in Dublin is like or maybe you’re just curious, read ahead.

As a head chef you are responsible for everything that happens in the kitchen. You are required to see all dishes from start to finish and you’re given the task hiring and firing employees. The job of head chef involves creating new dishes for the kitchen you work in whilst also overseeing staff and making sure that your kitchen is meeting health and safety standards.

If you love to cook, enjoy being creative and relish the challenges that come with responsibility, read on to learn more about becoming a head chef.

skills required by a head chef with three q

What skills are required of a Head Chef?

If you dream of becoming a head chef you will obviously need to have a genuine love for food but you will also need to be a person with plenty of energy- you will need to start every shift with a spring in your step as your role also include encouraging and motivating the team you work with.  As a head chef you will need outstanding cooking skills and be creative when it comes to the preparation and presentation of food. You should have a deep understanding of ingredients and produce which will aid in you in creating menus which are innovative and profitable to the business.. Leadership and management skills are a must have and you need to be able to fairly and equally delegate tasks to you staff that suits their training and skill sets.

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What Are The Role’s Main Responsibilities?

Once you become a restaurant’s head chef your duties will include the overall running of the kitchen’s day-to-day goings-on, ordering produce, creating new dishes, hiring new staff, raising profit margins for the food end of your employers business, taking care of stock levels, implementing health and safety rules in the kitchen, working to the budget that your employers sets out and creating a work rota for the team.

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What About Work Environment & Schedule?

As head chef most of your time will be spent in the back-of-house creating recipes and other more advanced tasks. You will need to learn to delegate tasks to your team so that you can do this without distractions. You also need to take care of front-of-house operational issues relating to the kitchen and must also ensure the food is consistently of high quality. Because a restaurant’s success depends on the head chef, you will be required to work long hours on a shift basis. This means working nights, weekends and holidays and even when you are not in the restaurant; you must be on call in case there is an emergency.

What Are The Downsides?

The role of head chef carries with it a lot of responsibility and pressure. If your food is not of premium quality, the restaurant will quickly lose customers and you get the blame. The hours are quite long and you’ll have little free time; things can also get stressful when one of your staff calls in sick and you have to scramble to find a replacement.

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What Are The Benefits?

Becoming a head chef gives you control in the kitchen to be be the creative side of the kitchen and express yourself with food. Becoming a head chef is a rewarding profession as you will see customers enjoying your creativity and knowledge of food.. As you have a team of staff to handle menial duties, you have more free time to create your own culinary masterpieces. After becoming an established chef, you could even go on to open your own restaurant.

If becoming a head chef interests you or if you are currently a head chef looking for a new position keep an eye on our listings that we are constantly updating with new job opportunities in the industry. If you are an employer and are wishing to advertise your job in our listings, please email sales@3reqruitment.ie or phone +353 1878 3335.   

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Top 5 Christmas Party Venues In Dublin

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … party season

If you’re looking for a last-minute venue for the office Christmas party we’ve put together a list of the top 5 venues in the capital!

THE WESTBURY

Perfect for smaller companies or groups, the Westbury will wine and dine you in pure luxury. Located in the centre of Dublin’s social and cultural riches. This elegant setting is the perfect place to wind down and enjoy yourselves.

The Christmas party booking includes: a private party in the Trinity Suite, a welcome glass of prosecco and canapés on arrival & a 3 course dinner.

THE SHELBOURNE

Make it a Christmas to remember at the Shelbourne. A complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival followed by a five course menu, it’s sure to be the perfect place to get into the Christmas party spirit.

The dinner bell rings at 8:30pm sharp so you won’t miss the food!

Wondering about what entertainment they have on offer? Their resident band play lively hits from the 50’s right up to current day chart-toppers.

They also offer discounted rate for rooms for the party-goers.

MCGOWANS OF PHIBSBORO

Voted as ‘Dublin’s Best Night Out’. Why not consider this hot spot for the Christmas party? Guaranteed to be a fun-filled night out (definitely a late one). There’s free admission to the nightclub if you decide to go for a boogie so that’s a plus. There are various extras you can include in the party package from a private photographer to drink vouchers.

YAMAMORI

Not the first idea you’ll consider when thinking of venues but it’s something different. Choose from two locations (either Izakaya or Sushi) for the perfect place to bring all the office gang. They cater to your every need and even offer day time slots in case it can’t be a late one this year! The food is just incredible. Enjoy an authentic sushi spread or keep it casual with their plentiful platters. Convinced yet? The downstairs basement is the place to let your hair down as the night progresses.

THE ODEON

If you’re a big company, the Odeon caters for groups of up to a thousand people! You can keep it simple with buffet or finger food but they also offer to tailor a menu to suit your needs. From drinks receptions to customised VIP packages, their events team are on-hand to ensure your every need is catered for.

 

To find out more about the Christmas party packages available at these venues head over to their websites.

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

Halloween Ideas For The Office

4 Quick Ideas To Spook Up Your Office This Halloween!

Stuck in the office this Halloween? Why not have some halloween fun and decorate your work-space with these quick and easy crafts?

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office Or Your Home Work Space!

 

Ghostly Garlands

Made with toilet-paper tubes, this ghostly bunting is sure to put you in high spirits.

All You Need Is:

  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • White Plastic Table Cloth
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Twine/ String
  • Sharpie

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

Spellbinding Books

Black paper and chalk turn books and folders into tomes of terror. Here’s how.

All You Need Is:

  • Books
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Black Paper
  • A Button
  • Glue
  • Pencil

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

 

Wand Organiser

Even witches and wizards can benefit from a little organisation. Make a removable sleeve for your pen holder that you can remove once Halloween has passed

All You Need Is:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Coloured Paper ( Dark Green, Light Green, Black, Red & White)
  • A Pen Holder or Any Plastic Container.
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

All Eyes on You

Turn anything into tools of torment with these foam eyes and self-adhesive googly eyes. Create your own Frankenplants, Frankenpens and frankenpins to ensure you are the cynosure of all eyes.

All You Need Is:

  • Pens
  • Foam Eyes (If you can’t find these, you can make them with ping pong balls and red and black permanent marker.)
  • Craft Blade

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

And Voila! This is what your desk will look like when it’s all together!

Put those Frankenpens to good use and Pop them in plants around the office! Such a simple idea but it looks great! See the picture below!

Halloween Ideas For The Office

You can find most of these supplies in the office itself or hit up the nearest stationary shop. Have a creepy, scary Halloween and let me know if you try out any of these craft to decorate your work-space, either at office or at home.

50 Plus Expo

 

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50 Plus Expo

What Is It?

The 50 Plus Expo is designed to be a lively,  informative and educational event for the 1.2 million people who are over 50 in Ireland! This expo is perfect for those of you who are about to retire or those of you who already have and are looking for a new pastime or hobby!

It’s also a great way for you to learn more about your rights and entitlements and the financial implications that come with retirement!

The exposition will show many ways to contribute to society through participation in special projects or voluntary work.

Finally, the event will be a fantastic opportunity to find new ways of keeping good physical and mental health. It is also a great way to socialise!

The exhibition was organised for the first time in 1999. It has been attracting more and more people every year. In 2016 over 30,000 people visited over 400 exhibitors.

 

What To Expect.

The agenda of this year Expo will include financial advisory service, cooking and baking demonstration, fashion show, dance performances and much more.

You may also become more aware of challenges and opportunities you may face for when you are 50+.

 

Where Does It Take Place?

The 50 Plus Expo will take place at the RDS in Dublin 4, from the 20th-22nd of October.

Check out the 50 Plus Expo website for the list of exhibitors and schedule of events!

National Recruitment Federation Awards Finalists 2016

The NRF (National Recruitment Federation) Awards are taking place this Friday Dec 2nd in the Shelbourne Hotel. The NRF Awards are a highlight for all recruitment agencies throughout Ireland where agencies come together and compete against each other for these recruitment industry awards.

National Recruitment Federation Awards Finalists 2016

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS are so proud to be finalists in two categories at this years NRF Awards:

1. Best Small Recruitment Agency of the Year Ireland

The first category we have been selected as a finalist in is as ‘Best Small Recruitment Agency‘. Our company size gives us a distinct competitive advantage. It allows us to adapt to business opportunities quickly but also enables us to differentiate ourselves from competitors by giving a hands on personal service. Excelling in a niche market is not an easy task but one Three Q rises to. Our agency size allows us to service and respond to our target market effectively and efficiently due to the on-going time and financial investment we inject into our business operations and technological advances. The return on this investment is our ability to exceed our client and candidate expectations and demands. Three Q is small but powerful.

2. Best Temporary Recruitment Consultant of the Year Ireland

Our Charlotte is in the final for ‘Best Temporary Recruitment Consultant‘ as voted by the recruitment industry. We know Charlotte is the best already and are so proud of her. Charlotte builds strong professional relationships with all temp staff and through her professionalism, has gained great respect. She understands the needs of all our temp staff and her personal knowledge of their roles ensures they are all very well catered for every week. The happiness and wellbeing of temporary staff is a key motivating factor for Charlotte. Staff are never just a number. Charlotte’s treatment of her temp staff trickles down to client satisfaction. Her hands on and flexible approach with her temp staff ensures a happy and qualified work force are received to client sites every time.

Best of luck to all of the finalists and we look forward to meeting you at the awards.