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Head Chef- Manchester (New Opening)

Head Chef - Manchester (New Opening)

As part of the pre-opening we would love for you to come and spend 2 months with us at Soho Farmhouse ahead of the opening where you will undertake our full company onboarding, learning and training the company standards, and getting to grips with your new role.

What's in it for you?

  • Weekly Pay
  • Team meal whilst on shift prepared by our chefs 
  • Soho Friends Membership
  • 50% Team discount on Food & Drink, 7 days a week
  • Team Room Rates; Any Bedroom, Any House, $100 a night
  • Financial Incentive based on House Performance (Quarterly)
  • Health Cash Plan (option to add children)
  • Dental Plan (option to add children)
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Discount on Cowshed products and Soho Home (up to 50%)
  • Free Counselling Sessions
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & Tonic Programmes offer unique food and drink training, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
  • Continuous training to develop yourself personally and professionally
  • Exclusive access to our benefits platform with hundreds of discounts on shopping, gym memberships, holidays, insurance and much more

Soho House Manchester

Located in the St John’s area in the heart of the city, Soho House Manchester spans across 5 floors of the former Granada Studios. We have an extensive gym, steam room and sauna, outdoor rooftop pool surrounded by sunbed and a bar, late night bar and live music space. We have casual lounge areas for food and drink on the 8th floor and a members’ restaurant for more formal dining. The house also includes 23 bedrooms on the 6th floor.

The Role… 

A Head Chef at Soho House is a culinary expert who oversees the operations and staff of one of our houses or public restaurants. Main responsibilities include creating and maintaining the kitchen’s budget, assigning tasks to other chefs in your brigade and ensuring member satisfaction by ensuring the delivery of high-quality dishes.

Main Duties…

  • Working alongside the General Manager to improve the food offering in the house or restaurant, ensuring appeal to members and guests.
  • Oversee entire kitchen operation (Pastry, Production, Pizza, Pasta and Specialty Cooks) team including but not limited to recruitment, on-boarding, training, payroll and disciplinary procedures. As well as staff performance, conducting appraisals and strategize with leadership to assess staff performance and development while maintaining professional relationships
  • Ensure health and safety policy is always followed as well as implement, monitor and enforce compliance with all Company policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Delegate tasks to team and complete daily check lists that support anticipated business levels, production, orders, special requests, events, dietary restrictions and ensure team follows proper allergy procedure.
  • Responsible for educating and training staff on safe work habits and proper process as well as procedure if encountered with a dangerous or unsafe situation.
  • Create, implement and enforce process to run an effective and efficient kitchen while maintaining the highest-level of standards, food quality, COGS and minimized margins to increase profits without sacrificing taste or member / guest experience.
  • Ensure teamwork and synergy exists between the front and back of house staff through proper communication and delegate tasks and staff tasks to ensure smooth service and kitchen operations.
  • Collaborate with Marketing/Events department on menu creation, food preparation, food costs, quality food service and product are delivered.
  • Working alongside the other chefs to produce ‘team meals’ for the wider team in the house or restaurant. Ensuring this is of high quality, varied in choice and suitable to all dietary requirements.
  • Shares the overall responsibility of proper storing procedures, food orders, food cost, equipment, sanitation and hygiene to Company and local standards

What we are looking for...

  • Up to 3-5 years’ experience in a busy kitchen within a senior management capacity
  • Innovator and influencer with previous experience managing F&B operations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships (internal and external)
  • Strong attention to details
  • Excellent customer service
  • Fluent in English
  • Organised and reliable

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to seize, grasp, turn and hold objects by hand
  • Able to work on your feet for at least 8 hours
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, crouch and climb as required

Expected working hours for a Head Chef :

  • Varying shift times across the seven days, to include working evenings, weekends, opens & closes 






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