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Head Chef - Premier Inn - London Tower Bridge

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Central London

Are you an experienced Head Chef or Kitchen Manager looking for a fantastic new opportunity? London Tower HBridge Premier Inn is looking for a Head chef to lead from front, the onsite Thyme restaurant...

Are you an experienced Head Chef or Kitchen Manager looking for a fantastic new opportunity? London Tower Bridge Premier Inn is looking for a Head chef to lead from front, the onsite Thyme restaurant of this 196-bed site runs at high occupancy year-round, drives a high volume of breakfast trade and steady dinner trade. You’ll demonstrate a clear passion for achieving high guest scores leading a new kitchen team to deliver standards and excellence through key measures and on every plate, maintaining a keen eye for detail. Essentially, you’ll have the ability to work through fast paced high volume shifts mixed with expertise and confidence in creating a high performing team through training, development and effective planning. Playing a pivotal part in the success of the site you’ll work closely with the Management team in driving KPI performance whilst taking accountability for stock controls, food margins and back of house procedures. One not to miss this is the chance for you to make your mark and reach your potential within a market leading company. Offering more than just the next step, or new job it also offers a competitive salary and fantastic benefits to shout about.

At award-winning Premier Inn, we’re proud to be the UK’s biggest hotel brand. There are three keys to our success: comfy accommodation of real quality, truly affordable prices, and dedicated teams of brilliant people. Join one of those teams and you’ll help us achieve our ambitions to grow - in a big way. We are proud to be part of the Whitbread family of brands. As the UK’s largest operator of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, Whitbread makes everyday experiences special for millions of customers. And creates excellent career opportunities for people like you.

You’ll be at the heart of a world class kitchen operation. As Head Chef, you’ll lead the way in making sure all food is prepared safely, cooked perfectly and presented irresistibly. And as shift leader, you’ll make sure the team knows all about offers, promotions and menu changes. Bringing out the best in kitchen staff through coaching, and building strong links with the front of house team, you’ll see that every customer benefits from a brilliant dining  experience. And your keen eye on the finances will keep everything sustainable.

An experienced chef, you have the expertise to drive an excellent kitchen operation. You’ll bring to the role an impressive dedication to maintaining quality and safety. Add in your talents as a leader and coach, and you’ve got everything it takes to solve problems and keep things running smoothly. Like all of us, you really care about our customers. You’re committed to your colleagues too, and you’ll work hard for them. Crucially, you always strive to be the best in everything you do.

At every venue in the Whitbread family, everyone is welcome. That goes for our customers, and it goes for our people too. Whatever level you start at, we’ll help you reach your full potential. You’ll enjoy the chance to shine every day. And you’ll benefit from the best training and development programmes in the industry. So wherever you’re coming from, we will help you get to anywhere you want to go.

Offering a competitive salary, excellent discounts across our Premier Inn, restaurant and Costa Coffee brands! Not forgetting additional benefits that come part of the package.


We are committed to supporting your career development within Whitbread and welcome a conversation, or application, from any colleague who is interested in this role. If you do decide to formally apply for any role we would recommend that you have a conversation with your Line Manager, to inform them of your intention and help them to understand your career aspirations.

If there are circumstances that mean you are uncomfortable having this conversation please make us aware at the beginning of the process, we can then manage your application appropriately.

Job ref:



11 Jan 2019

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