Head Chef

  • Job Reference: 8489
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Location: The Lampery, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: 40,000
  • Sector: Hotels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Why Join Apex Hotels:

You will receive a warm welcome into the Apex family on joining us as a Head Chef at our restaurant, The Lampery. We genuinely care about our guests and each other and we show this through our family values of Trust, Passion, Friendliness and Teamwork. It is these values that support you to be yourself here at Apex Hotels. By bringing your own personality, passion, and ideas to the role, you will add a new dynamic to our innovative and supportive Kitchen Team. We believe it is our personality, style and friendliness that makes Apex Hotels.

Role Overview:

This is a great time to join our Leadership Team as a Head Chef at The Lampery; Our stylish restaurant is located in the heart of London and is renowned for serving authentic British Cuisine, inspired by Samuel Pepys.

*This role is full-time and is based at our City of London Hotel*


Main Responsibilities:

  • Leading a brigade of chefs catering for The Lampery
  • Taking responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the management of the kitchens including operating within company standards and in compliance with all Health and Safety legislation
  • You will responsible for ensuring that the preparation, cooking and presentation of food consistently meets Apex standards and that the required profit objectives are achieved through efficient food costing and effective staff management and training
  • Maximising sales and profit while ensuring customer satisfaction at all times
  • Coaching, training and supporting all Chefs to provide consistently high standards, while continually looking to improve
  • Respond to audits that are completed by the company to ensure continual improvement is achieved
  • Controlling the Kitchen budget, in relation to occupancy, departmental expenses and staff rota's


About you:

We love to welcome people with different experiences and from different places into our Apex family. We want to ensure you get the best experience from the role you begin your journey with us in. To excel within this role, you will have:

  • Previous experience at Head Chef level is essential
  • Experience of working in a 4 or 5 star hotel would be beneficial
  • Ability to produce excellent high-quality food
  • Enthusiasm to develop your own skills and knowledge plus those around you
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes

You will work with great people, enjoy your time at work, develop new friendships, networks, and skills, and of course you will also receive a competitive rate of pay and a generous range of employee benefits which includes: 


  • 29 days holiday 
  • Access to an external Employee Assistance Programme
  • Inhouse company interactive employee communication APP
  • Entry to our state-of-the-art gym and pools
  • Healthy meals to enjoy while you're working
  • Training and development from day one
  • £200 referral bonus when your friends or family join the team


And once you smash your probation, you'll also receive  

  • Contributions to a pension scheme
  • Critical Illness & Death in Service cover
  • Employee of the quarter and annual recognition schemes
  • 50% discount in our restaurants
  • Annual anniversary Complimentary guest experience overnight stay and dinner for two
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 50% discount in our restaurants
  • Discounted room rates
  • Spa discount


We encourage you to bring your true self to work. We'll provide great training and development opportunities, allowing you to flourish in a fulfilling career, reaching your dreams and aspirations. Our family can never be too big, there's a place here for you. We have one ask - that you bring your personality, ideas, and spark. We're an innovative, thriving business and we want you to be part of our exciting journey.