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Head Chef




£48000 - £53000/annum


Posted: 16/05/2024

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BAO Group are seeking a Head Chef to join their team. The successful candidate will be friendly, personable and passionate about all things food and drink. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head Chef looking for a new role in an award winning, critically acclaimed group.

The Group

BAO is more than just a place to eat. It is a place where design meets food, at BAO we Think Food, Serve Design. BAO started in a car park in East London in 2013, and the group now has 5 restaurants; Rice Error, a delivery brand; and Convni, their online digital supermarket.

At BAO we seek people who warm our souls through cooking and hospitality. We strive to cultivate an environment where our design is inspiring, where our unconventional way of thinking bring humour and innovation; our detail challenges you to do your best.

The Position

As Head Chef, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of consistent, high quality and innovative dishes and specials; you will play a key role in menu development, working closely with the Directors. You will manage the overall kitchen operation, including prep schedules, stock control, budgeting and maintenance, as well as the day to day management of the kitchen team.

If you have the following, then we want to hear from you:

Previous experience as a Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef in a high quality Restaurant;

Strong awareness of trends and seasonality of produce;

A highly creative approach to your work with excellent attention to detail;

Proven ability to manage, train and motivate a Kitchen brigade;

Experience in managing staff costs, scheduling and reviewing staff rotas;

Strengths in finances, purchasing and menu costing;

A working knowledge of health and safety, compliance and procedures;

This is a very exciting opportunity not to be missed for a talented Head Chef eager to join a restaurant group with ambitious plans.

The Benefits

We want to create a great place to work that mirrors the soft fluffy embrace of a BAO

We have a commitment to work life balance. Our rotas are based on 6 shifts over 5 days, with a maximum of 1 double. You are paid overtime, and you will get 2 weeks rotas in advance so you can have a life outside of work. You’ll also have 2 shifts to focus on developing your team and the business.

Your development is important to us. Within your first year with us, you’ll have three reviews, giving you the platform to tell us how we can support you better, and to identify development opportunities.

We’re serious on our education, meet School of BAO. Learn Mastery, Discover Artistry. A meticulously crafted calendar of events, workshops, talks. For leaders of the business you will have access to the Coaching Program by hospitality coach, Madeleine Geach.

Our perks, hands down the best hospitality discount in London 50% off food and drink across all of BAO and JKS restaurants, plus some rotating restaurant discounts.

We have our own currency, meet BAOcoin. A reward scheme where you earn BAOcoin by displaying BAO behaviours, and cash in prizes from the BAOshop.

There are other ways to earn some cash with the BAO Pyramid Scheme. Sell the BAO dream to your friends, and earn up to £500 for a referral.

We’re serious about our parties. Our record turnout for our parties speaks for itself. At the beginning of the year we have a huge Wei Ya Party paired with our Annual Awards Ceremony.Our second large party is our Moon Festival BBQ in September. For good measure we throw in a handful of Karaoke Parties in the middle

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