Vacancy - Executive Head Chef

Executive Head Chef


Chefs, Management


London - WC1N 2AB


40 hrs week, 5 out of 7, Full Time, Some weekends and Evenings may be required


£50,000 plus -- Per Annum


To Apply please send your CV to the email address below.

Paul Wilcock :

We want you

Can you commit to feeding hungry tummies as well as hungry minds? We serve more than just a meal in our kitchens, and we want you, yes you…the BEST of the best!

The essential ingredient at the heart of our business is our people so we are searching for an experienced Executive Head Chef with a background in exceptional food catering services to join our business and work at one of our highly prestigious education settings based in London – WC1N 2AB.

About the venue..
We provide the daily meals catering service to 700 international post graduate students who live in this prestigious residential development in central London.

In addition we serve everything from bar food to formal dinners and cater to a wide variety of events, hotel guests and an 80 strong client team.

Facilities include a 250 sit down capacity Great Hall with adjacent servery, a 65 bed 4* hotel, 10 event meeting rooms, an amazing enclosed garden and an all-day café and bar.
You will be working in a great kitchen environment using and serving fresh, seasonal produce using modern techniques and always looking at developing the food offer. If you are looking for an employer that will invest in you and develop your career further, then look no further and apply!

Benefits we offer…

There are many advantages to working for us and we provide our employees with bespoke benefits which include:

• Competitive salaries
• Free meals whilst at work
• Career development opportunities
• Prestigious working environments
• Team events scheduled throughout the year
• 28 Holiday days inclusive of bank holidays
• Pension scheme
• Company sick pay scheme
• Employee Benefits Platform
• Work/life balance
• Employee Assistance Program
• People awards to celebrate our employees
• Reward & recognition schemes
• Recommend a friend scheme

As a Executive Head Chef you will…

The successful candidate is likely to have hotel, conferencing, event, fine dining, contract catering and retail catering experience. Additionally you will:
• Demonstrate excellent cooking skills with a strong understanding of produce, ingredients and flavours
• The ability to write creative and varied menus within a cost structure
• Excellent leadership skills with experience of coaching and developing your team
• Flexible, adaptable and calm under pressure with good time management
• Effective communication at all levels with your team, management and client departments
• Exceptional organisation and planning skills to deliver high quality food to all customers
• Strong understanding of budget management and how to achieve it consistently
• High attention to detail, ensuring quality and consistency of delivery
• Takes pride in running a clean and HACCP compliant kitchen and kitchen team

Who we are… 

Holroyd Howe is one of the UK’s leading contract caterers, providing fresh innovative food services solely to independent schools and colleges.

We are a team of experienced professionals who tailor our catering service provision specifically to suit children of all ages in order to meet the bespoke requirements of each school.

We invest in the training and development of our teams to give them the appropriate skills necessary to thrive in their job roles. We have outstanding teams of experienced professionals who tailor our catering service provision specifically to suit children, of all ages, meeting the bespoke requirements of our clients.  

“Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all employees to share this commitment. All roles within Holroyd Howe are regarded as regulated activity and therefore we require an Enhanced DBS which includes a Barred List Check for all successful applicants.  We will also require shortlisted applicants to provide appropriate information regarding their criminal offences.”

This appointment is offered on the return of satisfactory professional references.