Head Chef - The Island, Kensal Rise
We’re looking for a head chef to run the kitchen at our local, The Island. A laidback neighbourhood pub on the high street, close to cafes and shops.
Buzzy in the evening, papers and roasts at the weekend, and a beer garden for long summer days.
Our menu changes when the leaves fall, the temperature drops, the flowers come out and the sun shines. So while we always have pub favourites (with a bit of extra TLC on top), there’s always something new to work on too. What? Well, that’s up to you. You’ll develop and design the menu, train the team and take charge of everything. The menu - and the job - really are what you want to make of them.
So we’re just as interested in who you are as we are in your cooking. Of course, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of stock control, rotation and ordering, and how ingredients change with the seasons. But it’s more than that. What are you like to work with? How do you rally a team? Are you calm when things don’t go to plan? What makes you laugh? We want to get to know you and your way of doing things. And find out how you can bring them to The Island.
What’s in it for you?
- The chance to put your stamp on a menu and move on and up in the company.
- Discounts on food at the pub and our sister pubs.
- Meals in your working day.
Perks and incentives across the company.
A top-class management leadershipprogramme.
Who are we, anyway?
We’re Metropolitan Pub Company (or Metro Pub Co for short). We’re part of Greene King, but they leave us to it. We’re big believers in local pubs being just that, with their own character and charm. We’ve got 71 pubs in and around London: neighbourhood locals, city pubs and foodie ones. They’re all different - run by their managers, not a boardroom - and we like it that way.
Here’s what you need:
The right to live and work in the UK.