Group Development Chef
Our client is seeking to recruit a creative new Head of Food / Group Executive Chef to take them on a wider food journey.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to be instrumental in broadening the menu and appeal of this national British restaurant chain. The restaurant brand offers a casual dining service with a focus on fresh food served in a modern vibrant environment. With the first restaurant opening in 2007, this company has grown to over 60 sites in the past 10 years, ranging from high street locations to shopping centres. With new financial investment, their vision is to reach 100 sites within the next 3 years; 6 new sites are currently in the pipeline for 2018.
With a typical younger customer profile, they are looking to expand their menu range to include complimentary dishes in the style of street food, vegan, vegetarian, as well as explore other avenues in which to develop the brand; potentially festivals, university campuses etc.
The Head of Food / Group Executive Chef will work closely with the Marketing Director and report into the CEO. This is a senior leadership role with influencing decision making and sits on the Executive Management Board, reporting into the main Board.
Based out of Central London, but with a national remit, the ideal candidate will:
- Have experience of multi-site, multi-location at Executive / Head Chef level
- Have gained their culinary experience from either high street restaurants or innovative contract catering
- Be well versed in working with fresh ingredients and premium suppliers
- Be able to demonstrate real creative flair when it comes to menu development
- Have strong numerate and written skills
- Be able to influence people at all levels
The remuneration package on offer will include a company car, pension, healthcare and bonus.
If you are seeking a new culinary challenge and believe you have the senior leadership skills and creative drive to work with this brand in taking it on a new journey as their Head of Food / Group Executive Development Chef, then please apply by sending your CV.