Executive Chef

Vacancies across london
Head Office

Were currently looking for an experienced  Executive Chef at an exciting time of growth for the business- £50,000-£55,000

Winning the award for Best Food-led company 2021 and with a progressive plan to continue expanding our successful business model, Urban Pubs and Bars is the ideal platform for your next career step where you will be at the heart of supporting us in shaping our outstanding food offer. Our venues thrive on quality seasonal dishes, innovative twists to classic dishes, great ales, beer and cocktails, high quality personalised service and a continually evolving menu that stays fresh and on trend. Covering award winning restaurants to gastro pubs with seasonal menus and modern, stylish central London bars with street food influenced concepts.

Impact on the business

As an executive chef:

  • Everyone in the kitchen team from the kitchen porter to the head chef looks to you for guidance and you will be an inspiration to strive towards
  • You will be expected to liaise and support with the front of house staff in each designated venue to ensure staff knowledge is at its highest
  • You will set the tone for the business relationships and be standard bearer for consistency of food delivery and compliance expectations throughout.
  • You will support with in-house training and liaise with operations and the people team to continue to develop the business and set targets to ensure that our offer is consistently evolving.

The role offers an attractive salary of between £50,000-£55,000 per annum, and the opportunity to join a management incentive plan. You also get a great discount on food and dinks in all of our venues, excellent development opportunities and a platform to continue to build a rewarding career.

Key responsibilities

  • Motivate and inspire kitchen teams to develop reputation and retention
  • Monitor and improve kitchen standards by regular audits and on-site coaching
  • Drive consistent food standards by regularly working with the team within kitchens and chef training sessions
  • Full understanding of budgets and finances within the kitchen and ability to maintain consistent GP across multiple sites.
  • Fast reaction to non-compliance and be able to plan immediate change on poor GP or hygiene results
  • Development of future kitchen stars – helping to motivate and train chefs at all levels to develop into their next role within the company and identify suitable opportunities
  • Work with chefs to design menus to suit the DNA of the site with innovation and understanding current trends and tastes
  • Developing menus and item pricing – ensure all menus are correctly costed and have required allergen information available
  • Keeping the kitchen fully equipped with all the tools and inventory – support chef team with maintenance issues
  • Expect to work some evening and weekends to ensure business is monitored in all key shifts and busy periods
  • Bring innovation and passion to the business to improve immediate and long-term opportunities within the businesses
  • Liaise with front of house team, managers on site, operations and the people team to continue to ensure outstanding growth and development within the business across all designated sites

Our Background

Founded in 2014, our award winning independent pub group Urban Pubs and Bars currently has a portfolio of 34 pubs, bars and restaurants based all over London with plans for further expansion. All venues have their own quirky personality, where we have gone from strength to strength over the last years winning further awards for Best Managed Pub Company. Our food offer in each venue is unique and we want to continue to develop this with your input to ensure we achieve excellence.

Are you perfect for this role? Determined to make the impact? Contact us today by applying below.


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Executive chef, Head Office.