Head Chef in London at Yellow Hat

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This Head Chef position is in Ilford.

Working hours are 40 hours each week,

working 5 days on rota basis, to include weekends.

  • The role of Head Chef will involve the delivery of Hotel Services within Care Homes and Community Centres.
  • This position will be responsible for the effective delivery and food services to an excellent standard.
  • Accountable for food standards, meeting Health & Safety Regulations, financial controls, management and development of teams and effective communication.
  • The 350 Hotel services team members form part of the Operations Department.

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • To ensure all food hygiene and Health & Safety practices are monitored, met and recorded in line with organisational policies and current legislations. Ensure all food produced is to the agreed standard, developing innovative approaches ensuring market trends and cultural requirements are met
  • To work within the agreed budget, administer unit controls in line with budget and consistently seek and implement ways of improving the quality and cost effectiveness of the service
  • Manage financial and administrative requirements to ensure budgets and Policies are adhered to
  • To ensure that individual learning needs are met through provision of high quality training and development to inspire learners in developing their skills and capabilities
  • To keep abreast of best practice within the Catering sector to ensure training and development remains relevant and innovative.
  • To lead and motivate the team to ensure agreed qualitative outcomes are achieved and customer service expectations are achieved and maintained. Delivery of a proactive, flexible and positive customer experience to ensure individual service users' needs are met


  • City & Guilds 706 1/2 or equivalent
  • Current Advanced Food Safety Certificate or willingness to undertake statutory requirements


  • Can demonstrate significant experience in a Hospitality leadership role, preferably multi-site operation
  • Experience in developing a team
  • Experience of working to deadlines and adhering to budgetary requirements

Yellow Hat UK is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.