Head Chef Job

  • Sector: Corporate Catering, Hospitality & Staffing
  • Function: Chefs
  • Contact: Rebecca Cooke
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £48,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115141
  • Contact Email: rebeccac@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

A fantastic opportunity to work in the heart of central London, for a busy and vibrant leading company. In this Head Chef role you will be leading a team of 3 chefs and 2 Kitchen Porters and developing and delivering the food offering, using the very best ingredients and modern styles, for: 

  • A busy workplace restaurant / café

  • Hospitality service

  • Executive Dining 

The Role: 

  • Implement and maintain standards for food production, development and chef behaviours on site.

  • Deliver craft-based training and mentoring to the team.

  • Drive sales and profitability through implementing both individual and food-team initiatives.

  • Ensure a clean, safe and compliant working environment.

  • Ensure standards for food presentation are maintained at all times.

  • Ensure food policy and strategy in areas such as allergen management are implemented and followed and food safety is proactively managed across the business.

  • Support sales activities, external / internal client events and industry events.

  • Attend operations meetings as required.

  • Attend client meetings as and when required and support proactive client relationships.

  • Support the interviewing and appointment of kitchen team members with the Site Manager. 


  • A strong communicator, who can easily interact with customers, clients, team members and senior management.

  • Diligent, committed and with a desire to continually learn and improve.

  • Proactive with a positive attitude.

  • Punctual and a good timekeeper.

  • A natural leader.

  • A team player with the ability to motivate, encourage and inspire others.

  • Good organisational skills.

  • Ability to bring creativity and flair into the everyday. 


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • Technically proficient and qualified to an industry-recognised standard.

  • Level 3 Food Hygiene qualified as a minimum.

  • Demonstrate excellence, breadth of experience and relevant work history across a range of environments.

  • Solid understanding of the requirements menu management within different operational and commercial contractual models.

  • Good numeracy skills, financially aware and able to work within budget.

  • Good oral and written language skills.

  • Good presentation skills. 

Health and Safety: 

  • Follow Company policies and procedures at all times.

  • Report any apparent deficiencies in systems of work or equipment provided that may result in failure of service delivery or risk to health and safety or the environment.

  • Use all work equipment and personal PPE properly and in accordance with training received.

  • Report any issues or training needs to your line manager and /or via your divisional incident reporting system. 


  • Great central location

  • Working hours - Monday – Friday, 7am – 3pm

  • Competitive salary of £47,000

  • Holiday pay

  • Work for a well-established company.

If you are interested in this position and would like to apply, please send your CV to rebeccac@greycoatlumleys.co.uk