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Senior Head Chef

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Back of House
  4. Permanent
VAC- 38951

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Here at Harrods, we currently house more celebrity chefs, exclusive dining brands and unique food halls than any other location in the UK. As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. You will be joining a passionate, supportive, and award-winning restaurant team, all within our iconic Knightsbridge store.

About the Role

The Senior Head Chef is responsible for leading their cluster of restaurants and teams in the business in a manner that will ensure that a professional and correct operation is always carried out. You’ll be responsible for the operation and organisation of the Kitchen by setting daily production levels and guidelines and delegating to the team. You’ll demonstrate effective management by flexing between coaching and directive leadership, also building effective relationships with support functions such as Food Halls, Restaurants, Food Safety, Distribution, Store Services and HR.

About You

In addition to your stellar track record in the hospitality sector, we're seeking a candidate with a keen eye for business strategy. Your experience at senior levels within top-tier establishments, whether it be a renowned 5-star hotel or an esteemed high-end restaurant group, demonstrates your ability to navigate the complexities of the industry with finesse. Ideally, you'll also have a proficiency in overseeing high-volume kitchen operations across multiple outlets while a deep knowledge and passion for food and drink are undoubtedly crucial, it's your business acumen that will set you apart, driving profitability and shaping our path towards continued success.

You’ll have great time-management skills and a strong customer focus when dealing with both internal and external parties. You’ll have exceptional interpersonal skills and a good attention to detail, which will be evident through paperwork completed, organisation of department and sufficient stock levels. Having good PC literacy is a must (Word, Excel and preferably SAP).

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.

In return for your hard work as a Senior Head Chef, you’ll learn every aspect of working in a busy, premier kitchen and will receive some great benefits including: sociable working hours, 25 days annual leave, plus your birthday off free, up to 33% in-store discount, generous pension and great learning and development opportunities to help further your career.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods 

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