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Head Chef DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames, 1 Skerne Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5FJ

Doubletree by Hilton London-Kingston is a 4 star stylish, newly opened hotel, set in a fabulous location, near the banks of the River Thames and just minutes from Kingston train station. We have 146 guestrooms, including Junior and King Deluxe Suites. Our onsite restaurant, Hawkers Bar & Brasserie, is a destination where you can blend laughter with cocktails, relax with afternoon tea, or indulge in our all-day menu. Influenced by the local character of Kingston, we strive to find the best local produce throughout our menu. Whether it’s artisan beers brewed under a mile away or Gin direct from the Surrey Hills, we love to support our local friends and neighbours.

What will it be like, to work for this Hilton brand?

It all starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie, a simple touch that sets the tone to create a rewarding experience for a guest's entire stay. DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well can mean everything. If you enjoy creating exceptional experiences through perfecting little details, you may be just the person we are looking for. Our Team Members are the Heart of Doubletree by Hilton. As extraordinary hospitality professionals, we work together to make Doubletree by Hilton a great place to work and to build rewarding careers for ourselves and our colleagues.

About the role:

As Head Chef, you are responsible for preparing and presenting high quality dishes to deliver an excellent guest experience, whilst effectively running the Kitchen. A Head Chef would also be required to ensure the team is fully compliant with Health and Safety policies, meeting departmental targets and delivering a quality product for our guests. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Prepare and present high quality dishes within company guidelines
  • Keep all working areas clean and tidy and adhere to high standards of food safety aspects at all times
  • Lead, coach and mentor kitchen team to ensure a consistent standard of food service is provided
  • Prepare and present all items on the hotel menus for room service, C&E and restaurant
  • Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships
  • Report maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues
  • Comply with hotel/company security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation
  • Awareness departmental targets and strive to achieve them as part of the team
  • Be environmentally aware. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, positive and capable individual with a passion for this type of work, and who will be able to lead and work as part of a team and on their own. A Head Chef is always working on behalf of our Guests, working collaboratively with other team members and departments. To successfully fill this role, you should possess the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow.

About you:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualifcation
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to lead a successful team
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the hospitality industry
  • Basic food hygiene as a mimimum is essential

Company Benefits:

  • Discounts with Hilton Hotels worldwide
  • Opportunity to learn and develop within a world renowned brand
  • Free meals whilst on duty

All candidates who are invited to attend an interview will be required to produce original documentation supporting the right to work in the UK.

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames
1 Skerne Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5FJ

  • Job Ref INT2716
  • Branch DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames
  • Location DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames
  • Salary/Benefits Competitive Salary
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Hours per week 40hrs
  • Posted date 16/05/2018
  • Closing date 16/06/2018

About Double Tree by Hilton London - Kingston Upon Thames

DoubleTree by Hilton London – Kingston is a 4 star stylish, newly opened hotel. We are set in a fabulous location, near the banks of the River Thames and just minutes from Kingston train station. We have 146 Guestrooms, including Junior Suites and King Deluxe types.  

What will it be like, to work for this Hilton brand? It all starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie, a simple touch that sets the tone to create a rewarding experience for a guest's entire stay. DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well can mean everything. If you enjoy creating exceptional experiences through perfecting little details, you may be just the person we are looking for. Our Team Members are the Heart of Doubletree by Hilton. As extraordinary hospitality professionals, we work together to make Doubletree by Hilton a great place to work and to build rewarding careers for ourselves and our colleagues.

About Double Tree By Hilton

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travellers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton Worldwide is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its 14 global brands, which include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton. The company also manages the world-class guest rewards program Hilton Honors®.

At Doubletree by Hilton, our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. Our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! Come be a part of our team!