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Head Chef, Kitchen and Bar

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Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:47.5 

Salary:£45,000 per annum plus TRONC & 10% management bonus 


Closing date:09 August 2022 at midnight 

Tate Eats is unique in the cultural world, a hospitality business whose purpose supports the vision and reach of Tate in all four of its galleries. All our profits are returned to Tate championing the right to the richness of art for everyone.

Our business is multi-faceted. We run restaurants, cafés and bars while delivering a vast range of events from film premieres to boardroom lunches. We are much more than that too; we also have a pioneering roastery setting the agenda on gender equality in the coffee supply chain. We brew beer, we blend gin, we create teas, we have a multi award-winning wine programme, we visit farms, we research and write menus in response to Tate’s diverse programme, and we collaborate with artists and curators.

We are looking for an enthusiastic & creative Head Chef to join the brigade in the Level 6 Kitchen team at Tate Modern in one of London’s hidden iconic restaurants. The view is second to none, situated on the Southbank of the Thames, overlooking St. Pauls and the City of London.

We work very closely with fantastic suppliers, and regularly showcase the very best in British meat, fish, and vegetables. Within the kitchen lies state of the art equipment and multiple kitchen spaces to let creative juices flow. We are also blessed with time here - being open in line with the gallery hours allows the chefs to have the freedom of time to create, explore new flavours and dishes, and of course to better the ever-difficult work life balance.

Currently open daily for Lunch Service with evening service on Fridays and Saturdays only.

We want to be the best gallery catering facility in the world, with a strong commitment to quality, service and sustainability in the food and drink we serve. The successful candidate should share this passion and have proven experience in a catering/kitchen environment with prior supervisory/management experience. They will be an excellent communicator and have experience of managing stock and equipment, ordering, minimising waste and maintaining or raising profit margins on food. They will also work to the highest hygiene standards with excellent knowledge of COSHH and food safety.

Become part of the Tate Eats dynamic team and be part of Tate. We offer a supportive, engaging working environment that is inspired by our surroundings and the creative institution we support. You will be able to express yourself, be challenged to think differently while working flexibly and collaboratively across teams. Tate Eats offers you the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in a nurturing, diverse business.

As well as a great place to work, we offer excellent benefits and development opportunities.

Our benefits include:
- Staff meal allowance
- Performance & service awards
- Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health Allies, Cycle scheme and Eyecare vouchers
- Producer & Supplier Trips
- Beverage training & tastings
- Great discounts in our shops and catering outlets
- Free entry to exhibitions for you, your friends and family.

Disability Confident

As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, we interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy.

Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all.

Tate Eats is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tate and covenants all profits to support Tate’s work and collection.

Application Information

Please refer to our Guidance Notes and the Job Description which can be found below. Please complete this application online and attach your CV. If you do not have a CV, please download and complete the 'Extra Information' form below and attach to your online application. Please make sure to click on 'Upload' after you have selected your CV/Extra Information form.

Please note that if you do not attach either your CV or the 'Extra Information' form we will not be able to consider your application.