Executive Chef Job London

Location London
Sector Catering & Hospitality
Job Role Chef
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  46104
Created 22 November 2017

(46104) Executive Chef Job Up and Coming Catering Company


An up and coming client of ours who are growing rapidly are looking for an Executive Chef to join their Catering Company. You will have full responsibility for the running and production kitchen(s). You will be in charge of curating menus, budgeting for food and labour costs and ensuring the kitchen is compliant with all Health & Safety requirements.


The ideal candidate will have experience in cooking rustic, innovative food and would be expected to be extremely hands on in cooking fresh produce to a high quality.

Experience in developing a small team is a must as well as a hands on attitude.

Key responsibilities

  • To schedule and coordinate the work of chefs and other kitchen employees to ensure that food preparation is economical, technically correct and within budgeted labour cost goals

  • To ensure a high standard of hygiene, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout the kitchen at all times

  • To evaluate all food products to ensure that company quality standards are consistently maintained

  • To curate original menus and to create standard recipes and techniques, allergens and instructions related to each individual dish

  • To create, implement and manage procedures to minimise waste - Supervise the cooking and preparation of all food for events

  • Constantly train and review training plans for kitchen staff

  • To recruit, vet and train new kitchen staff as required for both preparation and events - Develop, implement and manage policies and procedures to ensure kitchen is productive and efficient

  • Establish and maintain and regular cleaning schedule

  • To find and develop relationships with suppliers, ensuring the produce is consistent quality and price

  • Ensure HACCP procedures and documentation is kept up to date and applied in all areas of the kitchen

Key Tasks

  • Manage a stock control system and communicate current stock levels to sales team if necessary Key results / objectives

  • To manage the profitability of the kitchen

  • To ensure that menus are up-to-date and relevant for our target market

  • Ensure menu costing is in line with budgets set

  • Continual development of dishes and menus in line with company growth and target markets

  • Ensuring the kitchen is staffed efficiently and with correctly skilled personnel

  • Report up to Management Team on all aspects of kitchen management Responsible for staff / equipment

  • Responsible for overall aspects of kitchen staff and production management

  • Responsible for the proper use and care of all kitchen equipment

  • Responsible for proper use and care of kitchen equipment when on site at events

Skills Required

  • Ability to manage a team

  • Proactivity

  • Ability to delegate

  • Budgeting and effective costing

  • -Supplier Management

  • Effective communicator

  • Can manage own workload

  • Head Chef level kitchen skills

  • Menu Development

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 till 18:00

Salary: £50,000 per annum + BONUS


If you are the right candidate for the job with previous Head Chef experience apply with your CV NOW.


Consultant: Darren Lewis

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