Fri, 20th Sep 2019
Head Chef, HERMANN'S

HERMANN’S is an innovation vehicle for the food industry. We believe the future of food is delicious, nourishing and planet friendly.

We operate a daytime restaurant, café and event space that crafts tasty and nutritious dishes that support a more biodiverse planet, and a healthier you. We serve breakfast, lunch, brunch and bakery items and frequently host events. Our food philosophy is inspired by culinary traditions and techniques from around the world, both modern and ancient. We are makers and value craftsmanship in cuisine - we cure, ferment and smoke our food on site.

Our food is vibrant and bold yet familiar and comforting, delicious and beautiful to look at but close to its original form. Our menu changes with the seasons and always puts an emphasis on sustainable, local ingredients.

We are looking for an exceptional and creative chef who shares our vision entirely and is hungry to make a mark and create their brand together with HERMANN’S. If you are an experienced chef, passionate about food and beverages and offering a fantastic level of customer service we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do

Develop menus for daily business and events, including development and execution of high-quality dishes using ancient and modern techniques and ingredients

Oversee and direct the daily kitchen business processes, including dividing responsibilities and monitoring financial progress

Plan orders of equipment or ingredients with the restaurant manager and manage the workload of kitchen staff

Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations, as well as proven awareness of emergency procedures

Manage and train kitchen staff, fostering a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers


The Ideal Candidate

You have demonstrated experience working in a professional, busy and well structured kitchen, as well as proven managerial experience (in or outside a kitchen).  You bring outstanding technical and organisational skills.

You are a natural born leader who is eager and able to mentor kitchen staff with confidence and integrity. You have a strong presence, but are a team player who leaves their ego at the door.

You are passionate about food, craftsmanship and are willing to play with new and forgotten ingredients like okra, ancient grains and alternative proteins to create innovative and sustainable dishes.

You are a creative professional who loves to innovate, with the ability to develop accessible but elevated dishes.

You believe that the future of food is collaborative. You are social and willing to talk to people, media, others chefs, critics, etc.

You are eager to grow as a professional and want to create your personal brand together with us.

You are committed, dedicated and reliable. You thrive in a busy environment and perform with grace under fire.

Fluent English is a must, German a plus.


Remuneration and hours


Competitive remuneration, paid monthly in arrears.

26 days holiday

40% Discount on food and 20% discount on wine, retail and non-alcoholic drinks for employee and guests.


Please send us your resume and a strong cover letter by email to

In addition to your resume, we ask that you answer the following questions in your email:

What/who is your favourite restaurant or chef?

What does future food mean to you?

What is the proudest accomplishment of your career?

Due to a high number of applications, only candidates successful in securing an interview will be contacted.

Expiry Date

Berlin, Germany

Type of contract
Permanent & Full Time



Erica Fernandez
00 49 303 9821 980
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