Head Chef - Chelmsford

Chelmsford, Essex
Up to£36,000 + bonus and tronc
24 Jan 2023
10 Feb 2023
Full Time, Part Time
Head Chef - Chelmsford

Head Chef - NEW OPENING - Brewhouse & Kitchen, Chelmsford

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef for an exciting opportunity to open our newest Brewpub, B&K Chelmsford.

If you are passionate about food and coaching your team to deliver nothing but the best, we want to hear from you!

Why Brewhouse & Kitchen?

Founded in 2013, B&K is a blend of Great British Pubs with US-inspired hospitality and beer culture. We have open fires, cask ales and Sunday Roasts - but we also have quirky industrial dcor, an eclectic range of guest beers and home-style BBQ dishes.

We are unique whereby we brew beer on-site, delivering an experience to the senses with the smells, sights and tastes.

B&K inspires our teams by living by the line "people always remember how you make them feel", we hold ourselves to this daily, Brewing Happiness wherever we can. We brew great beer and great experiences, every single day.

Benefits of being a B&K Head Chef

  • Award winning employer - Best Pub brand 2022, Best Employer 2021
  • Competitive Head Chef Salary
  • Centralised tronc system with opportunities to significantly enhance salary
  • Earn up to an additional 4000 per year on top of your annual salary with our bonus scheme
  • Up to 1000 Refer a Friend Bounty Scheme
  • Access your pay early with Hastee Pay, including financial wellbeing support
  • Free team meal on shift
  • 30% off Food, Drink, Accommodation & Experience's in our Brewpubs
  • Buy-one-get-one-free on our Mini-Kegs of in-house brewed beer
  • Structured career path, with Senior Head Chef development opportunities
  • Access to Brewhub - with over 3000+ discounts & cashback opportunities
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Award-winning learning & development in the hospitality industry, including: B&K Specialist Training, B&K Learning Hub, Apprenticeships plus much, much more
  • Annual incentive trips and benefits
  • 24 hour access to our Employee assistance programme offering free counselling, financial and well-being support
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • Free Brewery Experience Day for you and a friend when you join
  • Brewing Happiness - a positive mindset for all team and guests
  • Flexible shifts to fit in with life!


Our Head Chefs are the leaders in our kitchens who manage their brigade exceptionally. A key part of your role is training & coaching your teams, to be the best they can be. You are friendly, approachable and understand that communication is key to all departments, especially your General Manager.

As a Head Chef in our Brewpubs, you'll have the drive and determination to deliver an excellent service, every single day. Your main responsibilities include managing the food stock, ensuring safe working practices, you'll also be managing the food safety regulations in your Brewpub kitchen by leading your team correctly. You'll take a front foot in the preparation and cooking of our menu, ensuring it leaves the kitchen to perfect specification.

We would also welcome applications from Kitchen Managers in branded or casual dining environments.

Our Head Chefs champion our core Brewing Happiness Values:

People First - We are in the People industry; we just so happen to serve food & drinks.

Passion - We are passionate about great people, great beer, great food & great times

Fun - People come to the Brewpub to have fun, this starts with our teams

Integrity - We focus on the CAN do, not on the can't

If all of this sounds exciting to you, then click 'apply' now!