Head Chef, Toklas
Toklas is a new restaurant with an expansive garden terrace from Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, founders of Frieze. The restaurant will be accompanied by a bakery and food shop. It will open this Summer in 180 The Strand, home to the Frieze offices and a range of creative organisations across music, fashion, media, art and architecture. This is an amazing opportunity to establish a restaurant with a sense of community and place in the centre of London.
We want the food to be simple and unpretentious, but fresh and excellent. The kitchen has a large charcoal / wood grill, and with a nod to health and the environment, we are looking for a focus towards vegetables and fish, with less meat than normal. Most important to us is creating an environment that’s convivial, relaxed and energizing for both guests and the employees.
We are looking to work with inspiring and engaged people who will lead this restaurant with a sense of optimism, fairness and passion.
The Head Chef will work with Amanda and Matthew on the curation and direction of the food offering at Toklas and be responsible for the management of a large kitchen team and operation.
- Kitchen experience at a senior level of at least 3 years
- Design, develop and deliver food offering
- Run and manage day-to-day service
- Experience with open grill cooking
- Foster relationships with quality-driven producers and suppliers
- Work closely and collaboratively with the GM to set and maintain high standards
- Curate menus for private events
- Manage BoH Health & Safety and relevant Food Safety and Standards
- Reporting to Directors
The Ideal Candidate:
The right candidate will be personable, organised, professional and inspiring. They must embrace this huge opportunity to be part of something from the start, being fundamental to the restaurant, it’s identity and future.
It’s important to us that all leaders at Toklas prioritise the work environment, proactively investing time and management into your team to create a sustainable, exciting and professional environment.
Head Chef, Toklas