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Convene // conference & meeting spaces
London    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
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We are seeking an Head Chef to join our Culinary team. The Head Chef will report directly to the General Manager, & will be a critical leader of our opening team for Convenes first UK property located at 22 Bishopsgate. 

What youll do:

The Head Chef requires experience in high volume environments with a focus on presentation & event style catering. As the opening Head Chef, you will be responsible for maintenance of budgeted food cost, ordering, menu development, food safety management system development, & inventory. 

  • Launch Convenes culinary program in the UK, including development of menus, integrating local & seasonal elements, & setting up vendor & purchasing partnerships.
  • Maintain high health & safety standards, including cleaning, kitchen maintenance, pest control, waste management protocols, & all related team training.
  • Partner with the US-based Operations team to develop Convenes culinary presence in the UK. 
  • Act as a hands on & enthusiastic coach-centric leader for the culinary team.  Act in partnership with the operations team to deliver a best-in-class client experience.
  • Oversee all aspects of the kitchen including hiring & training, safety & sanitation, adherence to local regulations, equipment maintenance, & incorporation of sustainability best practices.
  • Oversee labor management & scheduling for your team, including departmental payroll.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with building management.

What we look for:

  • Proven experience hiring & leading culinary teams 
  • High end & high volume event experience
  • Hand-on chef experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food & catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, & presentation
  • Must be experienced with computers, including Outlook, G-suite, etc.
  • Flexibility & willingness to ensure a successful property launch & ongoing operation

Who We Are:

Convene is a premium work experience company that includes a network of 25+ meeting, event, & office locations, & Virtual & Hybrid Meetings products. Were creating premium, hospitality-driven, & tech-enabled meeting & event experiences through our proprietary technology platform & network of premium workplaces. Join us at the forefront of improving how people meet & work.

Were Here For You: 

At Convene, youll receive:

  • Excellent health coverage for you & your family 
  • Professional development support 
  • Access to healthy meals & snacks at work 

Convene is committed to building an inclusive & diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities & perspectives. #LI-JB1

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