Location: Silk Street, London,

Searcys are looking for a Head Chef to lead the team at the Barbican Brasserie.

The Barbican Brasserie is located on the second floor of the Barbican Centre overlooking the iconic lakeside and fountains, bringing Searcys British classics and European dishes with a modern twist to the city landscape.

Open for lunch and pre-theatre dining, Barbican Brasserie’s menu offers beautiful dishes and exceptional value.

As a Head Chef you will benefit from the following:

  • 50% discount across Searcys venues
  • Enrolment into the Searcys enhanced pension scheme
  • Up to 38 days annual leave
  • Access to everyday discounts and communication portal
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enrolment into Searcys Champagne School
  • Meals provided on shift when working within one of our venues
  • Monthly Chef Away Days
  • Chef Whites and Shoes provided.

This role is Monday to Saturday as the venue is closed on Sundays.

Salary competitive

Key Responsibilities:

  • To organise the successful operation of all food areas with the assistance of the appropriate Heads of Department.
  • To set the standards of operation which the staff are to operate and ensure they are maintained.
  • To monitor on a daily basis the standards achieved in each area and report to the Group Executive Chef any areas of concerns.
  • To liaise with the Operation manager and in absence Deputy operation manager
  • To ensure that all legislative and Government guidelines are adhered to, including The Food Safety Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, the COSHH regulations, etc. within the areas of responsibility 
  • Day to day running if main kitchen with total responsibility and delegation to the Sous Chefs.
  • To ensure smooth running of daily operations
  • Hygiene and personal hygiene checks
  • Food standards
  • Waste control
  • Health and Safety
  • Food purchasing
  • To ensure all Searcy’s personnel procedures, including disciplinary, grievance, appraisal and recruitment are followed at all times and in accordance with Investors in People standards.


  • Very well organised and ability to prioritise work load
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent standards
  • Experience in working in a 5 star hotel or high end restaurant is essential
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills

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