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Head Chef

Hilton Hotels
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Closing date
18 Feb 2024
Head Chef

Kick Start your career and join the team at Hilton St George’s Park, proud to be the home of English football.

This unique Hilton property based outside Burton upon Trent (DE13 9PD) is the home of all the England Football Teams while also offering the opportunity to work for the biggest player in global hospitality, Hilton.

Be part of a high preforming team, creating a home from home for our leisure guests, world-class sport teams and corporate clients.

When we say unique we mean it! Offering 228 contemporary bedrooms, complemented by a wonderful food and beverage offering including the relaxing Crossbar, Restaurant and Coffee Lounge, which is proud to serve Starbucks.  In addition we have high quality meeting and events space, Spa and top class fitness facilities surrounded by acres of Staffordshire countryside including 13 outdoor football pitches including a replica of the Wembley pitch.

Do you want to join the Worlds #1 best workplace, awarded by Great Place to Work and Fortune? If so, we have a world of opportunities available for you at Hilton!


We can offer you….

·       Competitive yearly salary

·       Free and healthy meals when on duty

·       Grow your Career

·       Personal Development programmes designed to support you at every step of your career

·       A chance to make a difference through our Corporate Responsibility programmes – Find out what and how we are doing (

·       Team Member Travel Program: discounted hotel nights plus 50% off Food and Beverages (subject to individual outlets)

·       Team Member Referral Program

·       High street discounts: with Perks at Work

·       Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays (increasing yearly to up to 33 days)

·       Discounted dental and health cover

·       Free Parking

·       Subsidised Taxi Scheme

·       Guest Experience Day after successfully passing probation

·       Modern and inclusive team member areas

Reporting into the Executive Head Chef, a Head Chef is responsible for managing all aspects of the kitchen to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience while seeking customer feedback, training staff, controlling costs, and covering all business needs.

What will I be doing?

·       Working in close collaboration with the FA physical performance, medicine and nutrition community to constantly evolve, innovate and drive positive change and ensure all food served to England teams significantly contributes a positive camp experience.

·       Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational, quality and administrative functions

·       Respond to all guest queries in a timely and efficient manner

·       Ensuring adequate resources are available according to business needs

·       Manage the provision of food to Food and Beverage outlets and taking action where necessary to ensure compliance with current legislation

·       Control costs without compromising standards, improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets

·       Ensure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and events

·       Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas

·       Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demands

·       Manage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures

·       Recruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen team

·       Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation

·       Ensure maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely manner

·       Manage financial performance of the department so all planning is in line with hotel objectives

·       Ensure food control systems are adhered to so margins are on target

·       Regular review of all menus with Food and Beverage manager to confirm offerings are in line with market trends

·       Be environmentally aware

What are we looking for?

·       Catering experience in managerial capacity

·       Experience managing a kitchen and developing staff

·       Experience managing food costs

·       Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

·       Accountable and resilient

·       Committed to delivering a high level of customer service

·       Ability to work under pressure

·       Intermediate food hygiene qualification

·       Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations


At Hilton, It Matters Where You Stay, but The Stay is only one side of the story.

We know it takes hundreds of jobs to create unforgettable experiences for our guests – and behind every job, there’s an extraordinary person working to make each Stay magical.  That’s why at Hilton, Every Job Makes the Stay.

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