Head Chef

Head Chef

We are currently seeking to employ an experienced and passionate Head Chef:

Executive Head Chef at Lane End

We are not just any old conference centre... we are a busy first class privately owned residential centre in the beautiful Chiltern hills near Marlow. Our web site is www.lane-end-conferences.co.uk

We have 3 kitchens and numerous dining options over 5 dining areas and more than 30 conference rooms.

We are looking for a motivated & experienced Executive Head Chef to join our team.

We offer a competitive salary, uniform, on shift meals and a great work life balance. We don't work silly hours and we use fresh ingredients to create memorable food.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

We are looking for someone to help us make a big noise in the sector who is not afraid to challenge the way things are done and stamp their own style on the catering at our venue.


You are passionate about food; innovative, creative and organised. You want a challenge and you want to make a name and a future for yourself.

You are keen to get involved in delivering 100% fresh food within budgetary requirements to achieve a healthy GP.

You don’t watch the clock – instead you watch the job. You want to throw yourself into a role that eventually will enable you to have a balanced life working approximately 40 hours per week doing a mixture of split shifts & straight shifts any 5 days out of 7 in line with the business needs.

Responsibilities and Duties

Report to the Food & Beverage Manager

Lead the team

Actively support and drive the quality and consistency of the food throughout the department

Maintain costs against revenue meeting the required Gross Profit

Create menus which will be seasonal and meet all dietary requirements and which will reflect your passion for food and your character.

Help train and develop the Brigade and Kitchen Porters

Maintain the hygiene and safety standards across all the kitchens and administration following all company procedures, polices and legal requirements.

Complete all company training and update when required

Work closely with the senior Restaurant Team

Build positive and professional relationships with all Heads of Departments

Attend all required meetings and briefings

Qualifications and Skills

Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in commercial kitchens - preferably in Conference Centres and Hotels rather than pubs and golf clubs. A logical progression staying within the industry will be viewed favourably.

Formal college training of minimum 2 years also a prerequisite.

Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate required.


We offer a superb environment in which to work... including a friendly team, modern kitchens, a competitive salary, uniform, on shift meals and a great work life balance

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: On application


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