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