Head Chef

ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park
11 Sep 2017
09 Oct 2017
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

CH&Co and its brand divisions are one of the most respected and vibrant, cutting edge companies within the food service sector today. We have a reputation for good food, unrivalled service and a passion for making each and every eating experience a memorable one.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Ampersand, an experienced player specialising in bespoke catering at some of the UK's most iconic venues and visitors attractions.

Salary: 34-38k per annum, depending on experience

Working Pattern: 5 days over 7

Contract Type: Permanent

Contact Name: Charlie Hayward



We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Head Chef to join our passionate and focused team, who embody CH&Co’s passion for food providence, quality and fresh ingredients. Responsible for the kitchen operation at one of our flagship day visitor sites in Central London which welcomes in excess of 1 million visitors each year this a fast past environment with a large brigade of chefs, porters and logistics teams to oversee we require someone with experience of running a similar high volume operation. Open 364 days a year there is an expectation of weekend working with a 5 over 7 contract.

Main Responsibility

  • To ensure that legal and company requirements are adhered to in respect of Hygiene, Health & Safety, Employment Law, and Food Safety Law for all staff, visitors and customers.
  • To ensure that all dishes are presented to the highest standard in terms of colour, content, balance, freshness and flavour
  • To ensure that all purchases are for fresh ingredients (where possible) and are from nominated suppliers
  • To continually strive to offer new food trends and ideas to the client with the overall purpose of developing exciting menus and ensuring that the unit is continually offering new products

Candidate Profile:

  • Someone with a desire and passion to cook with fresh quality ingredients sources from local producers.
  • We are looking for someone who is willing to always push culinary boundaries.
  • Experience of leading a large team.
  • A leader who will train, nurture and develop future talent with in the business.
  • Has significant exposure to a variety of different commercial kitchens.

Desired Experience:

  • Significant experience of working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Up to date knowledge of local food trends and culinary techniques.
  • Able to demonstrate the highest level of food quality.

If you feel you have the above qualities and more, and you want to work within a forward thinking company whose passion for food, people development & excellent customer / client service is second to none - then we want to hear from you.

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