Executive Head Chef

  • Reference: RB41execchef

An Executive Head Chef is required to join The Rubens at the Palace Hotel and hotel 41, part of the Red Carnation Hotel collection.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Executive Head Chef to lead a dynamic team of nineteen. You will be managing the kitchen for two restaurants (one having 2AA rosette), an established bar and lounge, room service, banqueting operations and staff canteen of these five and four star properties.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is a group of sixteen five and four star boutique properties on a worldwide basis, each distinguished by an absolute commitment to attentive service and the comfort of every guest.

The ideal candidate should currently be working as an Executive Head Chef or Head Chef and must be comfortable to work with a balance of their own creative scope coupled with adherence to company signature dishes. We are ideally looking for an Executive Head Chef with natural leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a good appreciation and understanding of training needs and food hygiene requirements as well as brilliant organisational skills.

The main duties of the Executive Head Chef position are:

  • Day-to-day management of the kitchen brigade
  • Staff training and development
  • Managing food ordering, delivery, storage and cost control
  • Managing kitchen hygiene standards
  • Food preparation and service
  • Menu planning and development

This position has excellent progression opportunities within renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a company providing the perfect opportunity to those who are looking for an exciting career and job security within food and beverage and the Hotel industry.

The ideal candidate for the Executive Head Chef position should:

  • Have previous experience within a five or four-star hotel or fine dining restaurant
  • Be a quick-thinker and a confident team leader
  • Have excellent communication skills and great attention to detail
  • Be computer literate and responsible for training staff
  • Have an enthusiastic and positive attitude

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection Benefits:

  • 28 paid holidays per annum inclusive of bank holidays, which increases with years of service
  • Complimentary dry cleaning of business attire
  • Complimentary meals on duty
  • Discounted rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection and The Travel Corporation
  • Season ticket loan after 6 months service
  • Salary exchange schemes, such as childcare vouchers and cycle-to work scheme
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection provides an opportunity for long-term career prospects and is recognised as number 8 of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014. As a result we can confidently promise you will reach your full career potential! We are also proud to be recognised with a Gold Standard Award Investors in People - the first company to gain this award on a worldwide basis.