Executive Head Chef – Hilton Hotel – London UK

Jobs at Hilton Metropole LondonJOB DESCRIPTION
Now is an exciting moment to join the team at the Hilton London Metropole!

The hotel is currently going through a massive refurbishment, updating all of its Food & Beverage outlets, Bedrooms, Public Areas and Meeting Space, setting us well on our way to becoming Europe’s Leading Conference & Event’s Hotel!

Following the completion of the refurbishment, the hotel will boast 1,100 bedrooms, 20 suites, a state of the art fitness centre, 4 Unique Food & Beverage Outlets, 40+ meeting rooms, including three ballrooms with capacity for over 1,300 guests as well as an exclusive event space with unparalleled breath-taking skyline views across London.

As our Executive Head Chef, you will be responsible for the development of our new food and beverage offering across all our outlets and event space ensuring it is fresh, locally sourced and sustainable.

You will oversee the daily operations of all our Kitchens and employees as well as our Food and Beverage operations with the support of our Director of Food and Beverage.

Duties would also include:

Ensure the consistent production of high quality food across the hotel.
Develop positive customer relations through proactive interaction with Guests, Team Members, contractors, and suppliers
Manage the department operations, including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, cost control and waste management
Alongside our Assistant H&S Manager ensure the highest standards of Health and safety and cleanliness across all kitchens and outlets.
Resolve, promptly and completely, any issues that may arise in the kitchen or related areas among Guests and Team Members
Ensure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and events
Manage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures
Recruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen team

What are we looking for?

An Executive Chef serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

Previous, relevant experience as an Executive Chef in a first class property.
Excellent communication, computer and leadership skills
A creative but business focused approach to the production of high quality food
Ability to build relationships, internal and external, to the hotel and the Company
Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines
A current, valid, and relevant trade qualification
As this role will be developing the F&B offering and experience in all our new outlets you need to have strong and demonstrable experience in this area
Experience in large banquet/conference operation a must and opening/re-positioning experience is an advantage

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!