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Corporate Chef - United Kingdom Relocation/ BBQ Crabshack 5 Units Sponsorship

San Diego, CA 92101

Posted: 10/03/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1611358 Salary: 135000k/year - 150000k/year State/Province: CA

Job Description

Job Description


Corporate Chef


Location: London, United Kingdom


Company: Gecko Hospitality


Overview:


An exciting opportunity awaits an enthusiastic and seasoned Corporate Chef in the vibrant city of London. Specialising in a scratch kitchen that highlights lobster, crab, and BBQ, our brand is synonymous with quality, taste, and authenticity. As the Corporate Chef, you will play an instrumental role in maintaining our culinary reputation, whilst ensuring consistency and excellence across our five esteemed locations. This hands-on role requires not just expertise, but passion and commitment to the brand's vision and values.


Salary & Benefits:


Salary: Up to $150,000 per annum

Bonus: Potential to earn up to an additional 20% based on performance and targets

Relocation: Full relocation costs covered

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship to the UK provided


Key Responsibilities:


Oversee culinary operations across all five locations, ensuring consistency, quality, and brand standards are maintained.

Develop and refine menus, keeping with the brand's focus on lobster, crab, and BBQ, while considering seasonal ingredients and market trends.

Lead, mentor, and develop kitchen teams across all locations, fostering an environment of continuous learning and growth.

Manage kitchen budgets, food costs, and inventory, ensuring profitability while maintaining the highest standards.

Collaborate closely with restaurant managers and other corporate stakeholders to ensure seamless operations.

Implement and maintain the highest standards of food safety and hygiene across all kitchens.

Stay updated with latest culinary trends, techniques, and best practices, ensuring our brand remains at the forefront of the culinary scene.

Address any challenges or feedback from customers promptly and professionally.

Organize and lead training sessions, workshops, and tastings to elevate the skills and knowledge of the culinary team.

Minimum Qualifications:


Proven experience as a Corporate Chef or a similar leadership role, preferably with multi-location oversight.

Strong knowledge and passion for lobster, crab, BBQ, and scratch kitchen operations.

Exceptional leadership and mentoring skills.

Familiarity with kitchen financials including budgeting, forecasting, and food/labor costing.

A commitment to excellence, quality, and detail in all culinary endeavors.

Must be willing to travel between locations as required.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

About Gecko Hospitality:

At Gecko Hospitality, we are passionate about facilitating the perfect match between talented culinary professionals and outstanding establishments. Join us and be part of a dynamic and thriving team.


Gecko Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!



Meet Your Recruiter

Lucas Andrews

Lucas Andrews has over 15 years of experience in restaurant operations and another 5 of that being in recruiting and onboarding and leadership experience. During high school, Lucas began his career as a busser and moved up the ranks and was a part of the managing team within three years while going to college. Lucas had held many different management positions before transitioning into recruitment.

He grew up in a suburb of Roseville in Northern California, then moved to Southern California to pursue his successful restaurant management career. Lucas’s’ ability to see talent and passion for others makes him an exceptional recruiter.

Lucas is a devoted family man and spends most of his free time with his wife Ashley, and his two sons – Callum and Liam, and daughter Presley. He enjoys football, boating, basketball, hiking and fantasy sports!

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