Head Chef

  • The Emory
  • Kitchen
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Head Chef to join the opening team of the ABC Kitchen at The Emory.

The Maybourne Hotel Group is proud to introduce a new architectural landmark to London. The final project designed by the late Lord Richard Rogers, The Emory will be an exclusive, world-class hub of art and culture which marks the addition of a modern masterpiece to the group's global luxury estate. Situated on Knightsbridge and overlooking Hyde Park, The Emory will present 60 extraordinary suites set over 8 floors and a spectacular penthouse occupying the entire 9th floor.

The progressive spirit of The Emory comes alive in the hotel's culinary offering on the ground floor, with world-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten introducing his highly acclaimed ABC concept of fresh, local and conscious cuisine to London for the first time from his beloved Manhattan outpost. The ground floor space will also compromise The Emory Bar & Courtyard, available from early morning until late at night.

The menu will feature a combination of dishes from Jean-Georges’ 3 ABC concepts in New York – offering guests a choice of international cuisine from the original ABC Kitchen, Latin American dishes from ABC Cocina as well as creative and forward-thinking plant based dishes from ABCv.

ABC Kitchen at The Emory also reflect the farm-to-table, fresh-from-the-market approach long pioneered by Jean-Georges.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To assume complete responsibility for the production of food for the ABC Kitchen ensuring guest satisfaction, product quality, operational efficiencies and staffing matter;
  • To ensure that the Kitchen team are managed and developed to agreed standards;
  • To meet and improve upon all financial targets;
  • To be responsible for Food Hygiene and Health & Safety standards for the Kitchen area;
  • Provide effective leadership throughout the department, developing a strong team culture and ethos which supports high levels of guest service delivery, effective communication and knowledge sharing;
  • Coach and support direct reports 
  • To ensure that revenue targets are met as set out in the annual budget;
  • Generally being alert for opportunities to improve the profitability of the department i.e. through controlling wastage and being responsible for the economy of all utilities and resources and up-selling or link sales.

Entry Requirements

  • Experience as a Head Chef in a fast paced kitchen environment;
  • Luxury hotel experience would be beneficial;
  • Passion for food and quality products and ingredients;
  • Be a team player with good communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment;
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Benefits Package

Here at Maybourne, we strive to reward our employees for the incredible work they do every single day. In return for your hard work and dedication we offer you:

Financial Stability

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Family Friendly company policies including enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Holiday allowance increase after 3 and 5 years of service.
  • Travel Season Ticket Loans.
  • Pension Scheme*.

Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Subsidised monthly Podiatrist and Masseuse treatments.
  • Flu vaccination vouchers*.
  • Eye test vouchers and contributions towards glasses*.
  • 24-hour employee assistance helpline.
  • On and off-site Occupational Health Service.
  • Death in Service salary contribution.
  • Various wellbeing activities focused on mental and physical health.
  • A complimentary state-of-the-art all-day dining staff restaurant serving a range of nutritious meals.

Recognition and Career Development

  • Referral Scheme ‘Introduce a Star’ where you can earn up to £1,500*.
  • Instant employee recognition and award programme with generous prizes.
  • Employee of the month nominations with generous prizes.
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your Birthday. 
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.
  • In-house training and development team with a strong focus on career progression and personal growth.
  • Long service awards.

Memorable experiences

  • Preferential room rates of £50 per overnight stay for yourself or your family across the Maybourne Hotel Group.
  • Hotel Guest Experience Stay* including an overnight stay and wining and dining at our renowned restaurants and bars.   
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount* across the Maybourne Hotel Group.
  • Social events (Annual Awards, Summer Maybourne Picnic, Welcome to Work, Annual Staff Party, Annual Staff Children Party, etc.)
  • Wedding and Baby gifts.
  • Retirement functions.

*Terms and conditions apply to all benefits.


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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