Location: 139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ

The Brigade Bar + Kitchen is a vibrant all-day restaurant and bar in the heart of London Bridge serving British Classic dishes with a twist of modern elegance.The Brigade Bar + Kitchen was opened in September 2011 by Chef Founder Simon Boyle. It has evolved over the years to become what it is today. Our restaurant is built with a social purpose in mind, which is why we offer training opportunities to vulnerable people or those who have fallen on hard times, together with the beyond food foundation.

As a Head Chef you will receive the following industry leading benefits:

  • 50% discount across Searcys venues
  • Enrolment into the Searcys pension scheme
  • Up to 38 days annual leave (dependant on job role)
  • Access to everyday discounts and communication portal
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Chef Whites Provided 
  • Monthly Senior Chef strategy meetings
  • Meals provided on shift when working within one of our venue.
  • Discount off overnight stays in London 
  • Your birthday off to celebrate in style
  • A day off to volunteer / give back to the charity of your choice

The Brigade are looking for a Head Chef to join the team and support the day to day running of the kitchen. As a Searcys Head Chef, you will have a genuine interest in creating the finest dishes, using the very best ingredients and working in London's best restaurants and events venues. 

You will work closely with the team, ensuring to create a nurturing a positive environment.

Job Type: Full Time 

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000pa

Key Responsibilities

  • Management and leadership of the chefs, bakers, kitchen porters, work experience team including skills development.
  • Ensure the brigade is trained in all aspects of menu, equipment, and procedure
  • Support the development of the food & beverage offer, “Menu Planner Calendar” and the delivery by the operational team.
  • Ensure the delivery of agreed sales Gross Profit Margin as budgeted.
  • Coordinate with Searcys Group Chef, ensuring all content is correctly allocated, costed and priced correctly.
  • Manages all “food” orders and in ordering of light equipment.
  • Help forecast accurately food volume to ensure can offer full proposition and offer even at peak volumes trading periods.


  • You thrive on getting the best out of people and maximising commercial opportunities
  • You draw satisfaction from managing, training and supporting a team
  • You provide a professional catering service, ensuring that company standards are maintained and that Client expectations are met
  • Good understanding of report writing and financial management.
  • Possess excellent supervisory and communication skills
  • Good delegation and influencing skills
  • Able to demonstrate your analytical approach to problem solving
  • Have the ability to display a real passion for food and customer service

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