Head Chef Award-Winning College Restaurant

Head Chef Award-Winning College Restaurant


This College of Further Education located in SE London is looking for an experienced Head Chef to run their award-winning restaurant. Open Monday to Friday the licensed 60-cover restaurant and bakehouse serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and all-day snacks and is open for dinner on Thursday evenings too. The restaurant is open to the public, the kitchen is run on full commercial lines and provides a training environment for catering students at the college.


As Head Chef you will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of your kitchen including:

  • All food production, ordering, stock management & wastage
  • Direct line management of the kitchen team.
  • Compliance with college & statutory regulations & legislation, including current Covid regulations.
  • Kitchen budget and GP
  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Managing and supporting the training of student chefs.


Required skills, experience & qualifications:

  • Level 3, or higher, qualification in Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Food Safety
  • Minimum 3 years Head Chef experience in a similar fresh food environment
  • Previous experience in tutoring or mentoring others


The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional chef with a proven track record in kitchen management and the skill base, passion and patience to train the team and students. Previous experience in a teaching environment would be an advantage but is not essential.


This role is subject to a full DBS check and will include college safeguarding training


40 hours a week mainly Monday to Friday but this will include some evenings and special events (open day etc)

Salary £32,000 – £35,000 plus £3,000 PRP paid annually.



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