Head Chef | London, West End | New Opening | Multi Outlet

Our Client

Our client is a lifestyle destination whose ethos and philosophy is drawn from nature and respects Slow Food and positive living. Established in South West London it encompasses an internationally renowned restaurant. This year sees new opportunities as they bring their concept to Central London.

Two restaurants, a bar, retail store, deli and florist in a prestigious location in the West End awaits. Be part of this exciting venture with this family business- we are passionate about our people, our food and good living.

The successful candidate will be a key part of a team at the forefront of an exciting launch for this luxury lifestyle business in a prime Central London location.

An all-day restaurant offering an extensive menu of small sharing plates. An open grill and a wood burning oven will add an element of drama and theatre to the ambiance, as food will be prepared in front of diners.

The Restaurant Upholding the strong values and ethos established in the original site will add a new character to the existing fold. The new Restaurant at the heart of the theatre district will debut, presenting itself as a sophisticated, refined, a la carte restaurant demonstrating a chic and tailored style.

The Role 

We are looking for a creative and experienced Head Chef to join our brigade. We are passionate about food, sustainability all that comes with it. This role will suit a candidate with a strong background, preferably from a Michelin Star, 3 Rosette or 5 Star hotel background.

This candidate should be prepared to accept the challenge to participate in one of most anticipated openings of 2017. You will be working closely with our Executive Chef to create an inspiring and an innovative offering. The Head Chef must be an inspirational leader, motivating and developing the team with their correct by example, to build upon our culture of passion and enthusiasm for the preparation and service of food. The Head Chef will cultivate an excellent working partnership with the kitchen team and the restaurant management team. They must assist in providing food that not only exceeds our guest expectations in flavour, substance and presentation, but is also in line with agreed company & legal standards. This is in addition to ensuring that the food costs of the business are well managed.

Necessary Experience and Skills

The following range of characteristics and competencies are required. Please ensure these are reflected in your application. Short listing for interview will be based on meeting these requirements.


·NVQ 1,2 & 3 or City & Guilds 706/1&2

·Previous Experience at 3 Rosette/ Michelin Level

·Good health & safety awareness

·Staff training / development experience

·Strong leaderships skills

·Effective communicator

·Good financial awareness

·Flair & imagination

·Multi-unit outlet experience


·5 Star hotel experience and/or restaurant experience of 3 Rosette or higher in a senior kitchen position

·Academy of Culinary Arts member

Key responsibilities

·Display a professional culinary character and approach in all forms of communication and interaction with all staff and other departments.

·Assist the Executive Chef with the hiring needs of the kitchen and BOH staff.

·Maintain the highest standards of food freshness and quality by daily checking, before service, all foods necessary for the meal period.

·Take corrective action to a quality issue when brought to your attention by management, staff or guest comments.

·Oversee all the production of menu items according to standards.

·Know the financial goals of the restaurant and work to meet or exceed these goals, (food cost, labour cost, expenses).

·Schedule the hourly staff in relation to forecasted sales.

·Maintain labour controls and respond to any change in sales.

What we offer

·Competitive pay

·Performance related bonus scheme

·Private health care

·Opportunity to grow and progress with the brand

·Involvement in Research & Development

·Meals on duty

·Pension scheme

·Child care vouchers

If you or someone you know would be interested in this fantastic role please get in touch with us with a current CV and contact details to find out more.

Head Chef – New Opening – London – £65k

All positions advertised are for immediate start unless otherwise stated.

·When applying for this position please attach a copy of your current CV in Word or PDF format

·If you would like further details on this role, any other roles or simply please call 01929 408036 and one of the iChef Recruitment consultants will be delighted to assist you.

·In line with present UK working requirements all candidates are required to provide proof of eligibility to work within the UK

·We expect a high level of response for his role so please be aware that only candidates with relevant experience will be contacted by iChef Recruitment.

·In line with the Employment Agencies Act 1973 iChef Recruitment Limited are prohibited from charging candidates seeking work for our services.

·iChef Recruitment is acting as a Chef Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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