Retail Head Chef - East London

4 days left

East London
Up to £52,000
16 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Mr Edward Nesbitt
Retail jobs
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time


Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK& I and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients including Twickenham Experience, Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House and The O2, through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Sports and Leisure business working under our Leiths brand in a Head Chef role, with overall responsibility for the culinary direction and development as well as the strategic implementation of our food offering within a large prestigious contract, consisting of two restaurants, eleven boulevard retail units and in hall retail pop ups.

In return we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary.

Main responsibilities
  • To manage and administer all Kitchen Operations and procedures, complying with company standards and policies
  • Develop, create and roll out new ExCeL specific brand concepts for new retail project
  • Drive a new arm within the ExCeL culinary team and create the Levy Restaurants UK difference within it.
  • Frequent liaison with the client
  • Holding presentations and menu tastings
  • To continue the development and delivery of top flight entertainment/events
  • Management of increased sales
  • Delivery of Compass’ great food offers.
Ideal candidate
  • Experienced Head Chef from a high profile retail background
  • Methodical, with exceptional organisational skills
  • Very aware of current London food trends
  • Excellent financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong leader
  • Great client liaison skills
  • Innovative and passionate
  • Process detailed
  • Very hands-on
  • Ability to manage strong individuals
About the company

ExCel is one of Levy UK's most well recognised clients, due to being the UK’s leading convention and exhibition centre. We cater for over 300 events per year, meeting a hugely diverse range of requirements. From a fine dining experience for thousands of delegates, to an on-the-go lunch for an exhibitor team, we operate on all scales with outstanding care in every service area.