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Executive Head Chef

  • Location: Suffolk
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Private Health care, £8000 tips, relocation accommodation
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Hospitality
  • Contact: Jonathan Taylor
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 03301 743817
  • Job Ref: SF60588
Exciting Opportunity for an Executive Head Chef – Are You Ready to Lead a Culinary Adventure?
Are you passionate about creating culinary masterpieces? Do you thrive in a bustling kitchen environment? Are you ready to lead a team of talented chefs to new heights? If you said yes, then my client has the perfect opportunity for you as an Executive Head Chef!
The Role:
As the Executive Head Chef, you'll be the maestro of the kitchen, orchestrating a symphony of flavours and textures. You will be responsible for inspiring fresh ideas, devising innovative menus, and mentoring your team. Your leadership will ensure smooth operations, even during the busiest services. You’ll play a pivotal role in offering a modern dining experience with eclectic menus that attract a diverse clientele. Your expertise will also enhance a busy bar, conference, and events business, including private dinners and weddings.
Key Qualities and Experience:
  • Experience in a 2 or 3 AA Rosette level environment.
  • Proven track record of running a busy, multifunctional kitchen.
  • A desire to train, develop, and mentor your team.
  • Passion for culinary excellence, with a creative flair.
  • Strong team player with outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain calm and focus during peak service times.
  • A role model for mutual respect and professionalism.
  • Ideally experienced in a 4- or 5-star hotel setting.
  • A valid Food & Hygiene Certificate (obtained in the last 3 years).
Why Join Us?
Here’s what makes working with us a unique opportunity:
  • A supportive, independent environment focused on creating memorable guest experiences.
  • A collaborative team environment, where your contributions are valued and celebrated.
  • Exceptional Salary - Upto £60,000 depending on years of experience as a head chef (circa 5 years)
  • Amazing Tips - Circa £8000 pa
  • Private Health care
  • Death in Service policy
  • Complimentary meals on duty and paid breaks.
  • Birthday leave – an extra day off to celebrate your special day.
  • Complimentary membership at a health & fitness club.
  • Discounted club membership for your partner.
  • 50% discount at a renowned restaurant & bar.
  • Attractive discounts on treatments and spa days at a luxury spa.
  • Reduced accommodation rates and discounts across a prestigious hotel group.
  • Wine purchase at cost price, long service awards, and a rewarding ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme.
Our Team’s Spirit:
We are more than just a workplace; it's a community where each member is integral to our success. We pride ourselves on fostering a culture of mutual respect, professionalism, and passion for what we do. Join us and be part of a team that takes pride in creating exceptional experiences.
Take the Next Step:
Are you the Executive Head Chef we’re looking for? Seize this opportunity to join a team that values creativity, collaboration, and culinary excellence. Apply now and embark on a rewarding culinary journey with us!