Executive Chef, Central London

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
City of London
£85000 - £90000 per annum + Expenses, Pension and Healthcare
Closing date
10 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Bringing Michelin starred food to the masses with your creativity is a dream role for any Development Chef. This is your opportunity to work with a brand that is planning for the long term.

Having had a review of their operations since last summer, this restaurant group has now been heavily backed by an investment company who are looking to revolutionise the offering. And that's where you come in.

This role is for an Executive Chef to bring real creativity whilst considering scalability and commerciality. Working with both internal and external stakeholders within Marketing, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Central Production for sites and the home delivery service.

In this position you will be responsible for the menu offerings. It's not about training the brigades at site, but much more on what that offering looks, tastes and smells like. This opportunity sees you bringing the inspiration from France to this brand's loyal, and growing customer base. With a strong reputation, you will leverage what has been a success for nearly 20 years and take the seasonal menus to another level.

The NPD and EPD for the menus and the home range will be meeting the ambitions of "Michelin starred food for the masses". Providing an all-day offer for all occasions.

You will also act as brand ambassador through marketing channels, recipe videos, exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and media interviews.

For this opportunity you will have;
  • Menu Development experience within either retail and/or hospitality
  • Senior Chef experience within high-end restaurants
  • Experience of managing stakeholder expectations and working collaboratively across departments
  • Negotiation experience with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Experience of taking menu concepts through testing, trialling and scaling up
  • Presentation skills

The benefits are clear, aside from an industry leading remuneration package, you will be fully expensed to research and benchmark the industry, visiting competitor's restaurants, industry trail blazers, suppliers, and anything else that assists you in developing the best menus in line with the brand image and growth strategy.

This role has you being a part of an exciting project where a trusted and revered brand is taking the next steps in their growth and reinvention so to be part of it, get in touch with your details as soon as you can.

REF. FTL895976


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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