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Head Chef

Birkbeck, University of London

Location: London
Salary: £37,143 to £42,365 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 26th June 2024
Job Ref: 560846

We are excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head Chef at Birkbeck, University of London. It's an exciting time to join us as we are on the look out for the right character to join the staff and help us lead our catering future. This role will manage all areas of the kitchen operation to deliver the highest quality food, with the support of the senior catering management team we will be developing a new food brand and ethos that we can be proud of.

As the Head Chef, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of three junior roles in the preparation, cooking, and service of all food and beverages.
  • Overseeing the financial reporting for the food and beverage team to ensure profitable operations.
  • Actively participating in the planning and development of the department.
  • Ensuring the efficient and effective use of materials, equipment, and ingredients.
  • Creating and developing menus, placing orders, and managing stock.
  • Ensuring a safe working environment by adhering to all relevant HACCP, COSHH and Health and Safety procedures.

The ideal candidate for the Head Chef role will have:

  • Strategic and operational experience of high volume food production in a commercial catering and hospitality environment.
  • Proven leadership skills within commercial kitchens.
  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and develop in a busy kitchen environment.
  • A diploma in professional cookery or equivalent workplace experience, such as NVQ or vocational experience as a Head Chef.

If you are a culinary professional with a passion for creating exceptional food and leading a team to success, we would love to hear from you.

You may have held titles such as Kitchen Manager, Executive Chef, Culinary Manager, Food Service Manager, or Restaurant Head Chef.

Remuneration

£37,143 rising to £42,365 per annum. The salary includes London weighting which applies to staff whose contractual place of work is in Greater London.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

Terms and Conditions

Permanent, full-time contract, 35 hours a week including week-day evenings and weekend working on the rota. Please submit an application form for consideration.

Interview date: 3 July 2024.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Matthew Weston, Head of Food and Beverage, m.weston@bbk.ac.uk

If you have difficulty using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes. www.birkbeck.ac.uk/jobs 

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