Senior Head Chef - Premium area Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1314155/153262
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2024
  • Employer: Levy
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70,000
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Head Chef - Premium area at Tottenham Hotspur Satdium

  • Up to £70,000 per annum 
  • 5 out of 7 days per week 
  • 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 1st birthday 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • On-going training & development and career pathways 
  • Professional subscriptions paid 
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products 
#Daretobe a passionate culinary innovator
Overall, Purpose of the role 
  • We are looking for a Senior Head Chef Of Premium to lead our Premium Food operation and stadium experiences this includes Match days and Conference and Events and also develop new menus with a flourish, finesse, flair and up to date innovation for hospitality areas within the stadium by putting the guest experience the fore front of everything we do.
  • To Plan and organise the delivery of food service within Tottenham Hotspur stadium for football, NFL, C&E and any third-party events
  • Managing food preparation, menu specification, food budgets and labour budgets
  • Building a culinary team, then working to develop their passion and skills
  • Bringing together high pressure and prestigious events making sure that even the most demanding clients needs are met 
  • To always have Levy's UK's reputation for food quality at the top of your priorities
  • Responsible for compliance of Health, safety, food hygiene and COSHH regulation ensuring the Clubs reputation is protected.
  • To plan a budget culinary staff costs to ensure there is sufficient people for business needs
  • Drive sustainability where possible and always have this in the forefront of everything you do at the club 
Key Responsibilities 
Team Leadership
  • Confident to deliver stakeholder and staff communication throughout the business, ensuring the sharing of best practice and creativity through an approachable manner
  • Lead in the recruitment of a passionate and innovative venue culinary team. 
  • Recognise the value of the culinary team, take responsibility for the continual development of employees, using the progression of the team to implement a succession plan.
  • Successfully review the performance and capability of team members, taking action as required
  • Motivationally lead the culinary team, encouraging collaborative thinking and solidarity
  • People management of both permanent and fixed brigades across multiple kitchens on site to include effective leadership, recruitment, engagement, training, development, and motivation
  • Comfortable with HR procedures and following process
  • Continually develop and strategically improve menus through planning measures and innovation
  • Accept the flexibility of an event and take all measures to ensure customer fulfilment through smooth delivery
  • Must be able to understand large numbers of catering and have a good logistics knowledge
  • Ensure all culinary offers strive to exceed the customer needs within the environment provided 
  • Recognize the limitations of an environment/event and constantly search for innovative solutions 
  • Ensure all culinary event detail is comprehensively communicated to achieve excellent delivery within a knowledgeable and motivated team
  • Ensure portion control, correct preparation, and storage methods to avoid wastage and keep costs down
  • Plan and cost menus, for match days, third party events and hospitality requests ensuring that they achieve and maintain budgeted food costs 
  • Ensure all ordering is carried out with nominated suppliers 
  • Using YO1 suppliers as much as possible 
  • Ensure stock is maintained at appropriate levels 
  • Strive to work within budgets set, with the ability to justify financial spends 
  • Able to read and understand a P&L
  • Responsible for SLA 
  • Financially astute 
Customer and Client Interaction
  • Embrace all customer feedback, with the view to continually develop and improve the food offering 
  • Confidently communicate with clients to enhance culinary offerings and exceed client requests.
  • Encourage the contribution of fellow colleagues and clients in the culinary development across site
  • Endorse the presence of the culinary team in a FOH capacity, encouraging customer communication and teamwork
  • Benefit from customer tastings, obtaining feedback and directly promoting the culinary skill and innovation of the team
  • Leads effective and collaborative communication with all key internal and external stakeholders
  • Keep a close relationship with suppliers for innovation and cost prices
  • The venue will be all about quality and innovation, where the Senior Head Chef of Premium works closely with the Regional Executive Head Chef and the Senior Head Chef of Retail on menu development and standards to deliver exceptional catering experiences 
  • Encourage the sharing of creative ideas, striving for best practice and achieving best COG
  • Implement change effectively and efficiently
  • Support and reward team members that portray forward thinking and innovation
  • Manipulate and use other units and industry practices constantly comparing and improving Tottenham Hotspur
  • Continuously promote the need to constantly improve through originality and advancement
  • Ensure all new techniques, equipment and service styles are embraced to discover their delivery potential
  • Ensure we never compromise on quality and flavour through exceptional professional standards
Health & Safety
  • Be an advocate for HSE practices throughout the organisation, following all HSE guidelines and supporting the HSE team on match days to improve the guest's experience 
  • Lead the implementation of all relevant HSE procedures, acting as a motivator for the FOH and BOH team to work safely.
  • Take an active role in the training of HSE working practices throughout the unit, whilst maintaining the culinary teams HSE training records and risk assessments 
  • Proactively record safety walks a minimum of 2 per week
Key Relationships/stakeholder
  • General Manager
  • Regional Executive Head Chef
  • Senior Head Chef Retail
  • Full time culinary team
  • Heads of departments (hospitality manager, finance manager and people operations manager)
  • Functional support teams within levy
  • Variable work force 
Key skills and Experience 
  • Relevant Industry qualifications 
  • Experience of managing a team of over 200
  • At least 2 years' experience in a Development role or Senior chef role 
  • Good people skills, good leadership, and organizational skills 
  • Passionate about food and customer service 
  •  Experience of menu planning
  • Knowledge of working to a budget and achieving GP/COG
  • Experience in a similar environment with multi outlet offerings and events venue
  • Food hygiene certified
  • A can-do attitude 
  • Able to illustrate how you keep pace with food trends and translate them to exciting and appealing menu and food offers
  • Proven track record in high quality environments and have the confidence and ability to demonstrate your own style with finesse and flair
  • You have a passion for fresh ingredients and enjoy creating stunning dishes time and time again
  • You take a hands-on approach
  • Always striving for innovation and quality
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.  
Focussed 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.  
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. 
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. 
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The Venues Collection, a grouping of six, easily accessible properties located across the UK. With an array of both contemporary and historic meeting spaces, they also cater for every memorable moment: from christenings to birthdays, engagement parties to weddings and anniversaries to celebrations of life. Spaces to Meet, Spaces to Sleep, Spaces to Celebrate.