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Executive Chef

Hotel Brand: voco
Location: United Kingdom, Cardiff

Hotel: St. David's Cardiff (CWLCD), Havannah Street, CF10 5SD

Job number: 102280

voco St. David’s Cardiff are looking for an Executive Chef to lead our kitchen team to greatness in our fantastic Cardiff Bay 5-star hotel!!!!!

Salary up to £55,000 per annum – Plus up to 15% Annual Bonus

We will be accepting applications until Sunday the 9th of April.

As Executive Head Chef, you will be responsible for overseeing and continuing the smooth operation of the entire kitchen operation, with emphasis on quality, creativity and presentation.  You will leverage these to ensure profit and cost margins are met and consistently kept in line with budget. 

In this role you are responsible for recruitment, training, and development of the team to ensure we deliver exceptional service whilst maintaining strict controls of food safety/health & safety ensuring statutory compliance.


To succeed as our Executive Chef, you will need:

  • To be successful as our Executive Head Chef you will be passionate about providing an exceptional guest experience. You will have experience operating as an Executive Chef for more than 2 years in a luxury 4/5* hotel environment with conference facilities for up to 250, you will also have experience of running multiple venues.
  • You must demonstrate strong H&S knowledge & HAACP systems knowledge, with the ability to engineer profitable seasonable menus that reflects trends and the market.
  • As Executive head chef you must have experience with managing team of more than 20 colleagues.

So what’s in for you:

  • Becoming part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family, one of the world’s leading hotel companies - which means global opportunities.
  • 31 days holiday each year, including bank holidays, this increases up to a maximum of 33 days (Pro Rated) 
  • Worldwide employee and friends & family hotel room rates
  • Discounts on retail and various activities through our benefit portal
  • Employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Recognition programmes
  • Opportunities for career progression and to transfer around the world
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Opportunities to get involved in our charitable and community activities
  • Most importantly, we’ll help you grow, and develop you as an individual

If you feel you are the right candidate to be our next Executive Chef, then please click ‘apply’ now!

You must meet the legal requirements to work in the UK.

About voco St David's Cardiff

Set on Cardiff Bay's waterfront, voco St David's Cardiff makes a bold statement, with its glass-fronted façade, private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and coastal setting. The Tir a Môr at voco® St David’s Cardiff is our eclectic restaurant and bar. Our bold flavours draw inspiration from world food cultures and blend perfectly with the best seasonal produce Wales has to offer”. The Spa, located in the hotel, offers just the place to unwind and has been voted one of the best spas in the UK. voco St David's Cardiff is a wonderful setting for meetings, conferences, weddings and celebrations alike.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We firmly believe that all our colleagues deserve to be treated equally and have the same opportunities to develop and grow their skills within our business and provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and colleagues without regard to an individual's, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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