Job Role – Head Chef

Location: Hazelwood Centre, Lower Sunbury TW16 6QU – The Home of London Irish

Reporting to: General Manager of Hazelwood

Responsible for: All kitchen staff


Job Description

The Head Chef is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the kitchen, see duties and responsibilities.

The prime clients are London Irish professionals and London Irish amateurs with 3rd party bookings when the prime clients are not using the relevant parts of the site. Therefore, a key part of the role will be helping the professional team drive high performance by maintaining a variety of healthy, nutritional food.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare healthy nutritious menus and cook for London Irish professional rugby team
  • Manage all catering needs for Hazelwood from finger buffet to wedding menus
  • Ensures that high standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are always maintained throughout all kitchen areas
  • Working closely with the Head of Performance at London Irish
  • Develops recipes and techniques for food preparation and presentation which help to assure consistently high quality and to minimize food costs; exercises portion control for all items served and assists in establishing menu selling prices for all clients and third parties
  • Attends food and beverage staff and management meetings
  • Consults with the General Manager about food production aspects of special events being planned. Cooks or directly supervises the cooking of items that require skilful preparation
  • Ensures proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; controls food costs to achieve maximum profitability
  • Interacts with Hazelwood management to assure that food production consistently exceeds the expectations of all Hazelwood stakeholders
  • Evaluates products to assure that quality, price, and related goods are consistently met
  • Establishes and maintains a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for all kitchen areas and equipment
  • Always support safe work habits and a safe working environment
  • Perform other duties as directed

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to the service required
  • Excellent management skills
  • Ability to be creative and come up a variety of menus to suit the business needs


  • 2 years in a Head Chef position
  • Experience handling budgets
  • Supplier management
  • Large scale event catering
  • A professional catering or related qualification is preferable, but not mandatory

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player attitude
  • Desire to improve and innovate
  • Approachable
  • An interest in nutrition


  • CPD – Nutrition courses
  • Complimentary tickets to London Irish home games
  • Food on Duty

To apply, please email your CV to [email protected]

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