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Head Chef

The Ministry
103 Gaunt Street, London SE1
£60,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time


103 Gaunt Street, London SE1

Pulled from the full job description

  • Canteen
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount

Full job description

About Us:

Ministry of Sound opened in 1991 in a disused bus garage in a forgotten corner of South London. It was the first nightclub in the UK to have a 24-hour licence, didn’t serve alcohol and featured an earth-shaking sound system in a specially constructed dance box. We went on to become the world’s largest independent record company and stage giant dance events, including one for 50,000 people at the Millennium Dome.

We were pioneers in electronic music and have a history of taking risks, innovation, and colourful and creative marketing. As a business we don’t take ourselves too seriously, like to laugh and have fun, but we have high standards, a relentless attention to detail and the continuous improvement of our product, and we work hard as a team. We hate cliché, doing things the way others do and continuously seek to differentiate our brands and products almost as a point of pride.

In 2018, we opened The Ministry, a workspace run as a member’s club, in a 50,000 sq. ft Victorian warehouse in SE1. The design is relaxed but functional with a bar, opening windows, an outside courtyard and plenty of space to sit, relax, work and socialise – everything you wouldn’t expect to find in a standard office. There’s great home cooked F&B, a state-of-the-art gym and fitness studio with daily classes, together with a cultural and business events programme.

The Role:

The Ministry seeks an exceptional Head Chef to elevate our culinary experience. We value dedication and dynamism, prioritising hands-on expertise to craft extraordinary dishes.

You understand P&L’s and have a deep knowledge of margins, cost control, and stock management and will uphold our commitment to profitability.

You will demand and uphold an organised, pristine, and visually captivating kitchen environment meeting all health and safety compliance, allowing us to retain 5 stars.

With a wealth of experience in catering for meetings and events partnered with great leadership, you'll be able to orchestrate the delivery of high-quality culinary creations on a grand scale.

As our Head Chef, you'll inspire and empower your team with your boundless creativity and culinary finesse, and ideally have a background in top end restaurants and/or Deli’s.

Your profound passion for food, coupled with unmatched culinary knowledge will allow you to leave your mark on every single dish.

Staying abreast of industry trends and championing unparalleled service will be second nature to you.

You'll thrive in nurturing and motivating teams, refining our SOPs, and orchestrating rigorous training and quality control processes, ensuring your team consistently exceeds expectations.

Member and client feedback drives our relentless pursuit of improvement and to be the best, you will be quick and responsive, taking action to improve our offerings.

You will lead from the front in everything we do and have no issues in being here in an evening and weekends.

A blend of creativity, tireless dedication, culinary brilliance, and a good sense of humour are essential for success in this role.


Health & Wellness

  • Free membership with access to our gym, fitness classes & wellness events
  • Health Shield: a cashback scheme for a wide range of health and wellbeing treatments
  • 24/7 Counselling and Support Helpline
  • Thrive Support app to help monitor your mental health and wellbeing
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Online Health Assessments

Financial well-being

  • Staff referral scheme: a bonus is paid for referring an employee to a vacant full-time position in the company
  • Discretionary annual company bonus
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave

Pleasant Oddities

  • Free entry into sister brand events
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Free lunch at Ministry Venues - Borough and discount on food and drinks
  • My Perks: an online rewards scheme with discounts for many popular retailers

Remote work : No

Job Type: Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £60,000.00 per year


  • Canteen
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free fitness classes
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • LONDON, SE1 6DP: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: HC00524