Executive Chef

Job Description

Executive Chef

  • £60,000 per annum
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children)
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
    • Entertainment discounts - up to 55% off cinema tickets
    • Health & Wellbeing discounts - Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%)
    • Travel discounts - Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia
    • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Meals on duty
  • Vodaphone discounts
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 23 days + BH's and additional day off for your birthday
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits
  • Day off for baby's first birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
Who we are:Levy UK & Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world's largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality.
In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London.
We are culinary champions - it's what we do and it's what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences. Focused on ?doing the right thing' for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage.
We collaborate with some of the UK's most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences.

Our Executive Chef role is a key position in the future development of this exciting business and will be instrumental in achieving our commitment to our food strategy and our net zero commitments in 2027. You will work closely with the SEC Food, Levy UK and the SEC leadership team, developing an outstanding culinary experience for all visitors. You will have accountability for the overall success of the daily culinary operations whilst also leading and developing the culinary structure across the campus.

More about the role:

You will have experience of leading a busy kitchen providing a high volume of quality food preparation across 7 days, ideally with experience of large venue catering for a range of conference, exhibition, and live entertainment market. Working with the Head of Operations, you will be involved in menu development, planning and costings, training of Head Chefs, Sous Chef and Apprentices, you will be committed in the delivery of key performance indicators such as gross profit levels, wage costs in the kitchen and customer satisfaction.

This position will require the skills of a dedicated professional who has the imagination, flair and commitment to assist in the development and growth  of an already established food venue.

Who you are:
  • You will play a pivotal role in the Senior Leadership Team and must be quick-thinking, adaptable and calm under pressure. You will be ambitious, confident, and resilient, someone who take a hands-on approach and enjoys leading a talented brigade
  • You will have a real passion for fresh ingredients and enjoy creating stunning menus time and time again, with a proven track record in high quality environments. You will be able to adapt the onsite food strategy and continue to develop utilising fresh and seasonal product whilst adopting a plant forward approach. Confidence is key with the ability to demonstrate your own style with finesse and flair and illustrate how you keep pace with food trends and translate them to exciting and appealing menu and food offers. We have a guest first approach and you will showcase how you are able to adapt style to a broad range of experiences
  • You will be commercially minded with evidence of successfully managing costs in line with exceptional delivery and evidence experience of supervising or managing people

At Levy UK & Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered.

Our team is a vibrant tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which enriches our creativity, innovation, and overall success. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, promoting fairness, and ensuring that all voices are heard.

We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate.

Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness.