Head Chef

Up to £43,000
09 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Ms Ruth Mullin
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Head Chef to oversee the kitchen and all food production for the National Café within the prestigious National Gallery. This role will have responsibility for; planning, organising and communicating between the kitchen, restaurant and wider Peyton and Byrne teams. You will be a leader for safety, hygiene and food quality whilst building a motivated team.

Peyton and Byrne was founded by renowned restaurateur Oliver Peyton in 2005, with a flexible and high quality offering they develop unique products and branding to match the needs and aspirations of their customers. Peyton and Byrne are part of Sodexo, globally recognised for hospitality excellence Sodexo help create and deliver exceptional customer experiences at world renowned venues and sporting events such as Ascot, Bateaux, The Open and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Package description

Up to £43,000 + Benefits

Main responsibilities

You will be working with the management and restaurant teams to ensure all food is prepared to a high standard and within budget. The National Café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon teas Monday to Friday and closes earlier at the weekend. The role will involve working 5 days out of 7, therefore flexibility to cover weekends will be required. The role will suit someone who enjoys the creativity to change menus and drive the business forward whilst also leading the kitchen team, monitoring costs and ensure high standards.

Ideal candidate
  • Proven experience in managing and leading a kitchen team, with contract catering
  • Strong financial understanding and demonstrable budgeting management
  • Experienced in adhering to and driving company initiatives
  • Strong communication, and negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a standards /compliance environment
  • Relevant qualification and training
About the company

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.

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