Head/Executive Chef London

Job role

You will be in charge of the entire kitchen at one of our customer sites, taking control of everything from food orders and stock control through to managing staff, preparing new menus and producing new dishes. Aside from excellent cooking skills, to be a successful head chef you will need to lead by example. Strong communication skills, drive and self-motivation are essential, as is the ability to delegate tasks effectively.

  • Planning menus
  • Making sure food is of the right quality and price
  • Managing stock
  • Ordering food from suppliers
  • Controlling a budget and keeping accurate records
  • Managing health and hygiene procedures
  • Organising the staff duty rota
  • Recruiting, training and developing staff

 

The candidate

You will have previous experience in the catering or hospitality industry as a head chef.

  • A passion for food
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Experience of running your own section in a professional kitchen
  • Leadership and management skills
  • The ability to control a budget and work with figures
  • The ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions
  • The ability to stay calm and overcome any food production problems
  • Qualified to NVQ level or equivalent