HEAD CHEF - Nr Epsom Surrey

Epsom, Surrey
Competitive Salary
29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

HEAD CHEF - Nr Epsom Surrey

We are looking for a Head Chef to join our team at The Blue Ball, Tadworth Surrey.  You will be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen operation whilst setting and maintaining a standard of excellence and creating extraordinary dishes.

You will lead a team of dedicated and experienced professionals and report to the General Manager. You will be also responsible for motivating, developing and training the more junior members of the brigade.

You will be cooking with fresh daily ingredients purchased from artisan suppliers, you will have lots of autonomy with the menu. We also change the menu daily, so you can make good use of market offers from the likes of the fishmonger, butcher and vegetable supplier etc.  It is a state of the art kitchen which includes a charcoal grill from The Oven Clay Company, Rational oven, solid top and 6 burner ovens, plus much more.

Entry Requirements: We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Head Chef who we anticipate will have worked in a similar role within the industry or, you could be a strong Sous chef looking for his or her first crack at the role.
You will be a team player, have excellent communication skills and attention to detail in order to deliver outstanding quality and service.

Other skills that will need to be demonstrated include:

  • Exceptional culinary skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good training and coaching skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Confident and professional approach.


  • Food and Beverage discount across the Whiting and Hammond Group
  • 28 days’ paid holiday during each holiday year including Bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Very competitive basic salary (based on experience) including a discretionary performance bonus circa £40K
  • Possible accommodation (if required)
  • Support in studying for professional qualifications
  • Share of tips
  • Uniform / Chef whites
  • Opportunities transfer across the group

Conditions apply:


  • In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process

General Information:

As a company we are known to have a reputation as being a fair employer who look after our team members and have a number of individuals who have worked for the company for a long time.  We are perceived by our peers within the industry as leaders in our field.  We like to develop our team members and where ever possible promote individuals through the business, offering a diverse and rewarding working career.  Our MD started as a young Chef at The Savoy in London and has a real passion for Great British food.

If you are looking to join an award winning family company wanting to better yourself then we want to hear from you!