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Head Chef - Tower South Wales

Head Chef - Tower in South Wales

Since 2013, Zip World has opened 3 sites in the heart of the Snowdonia Mountain range, bringing not only unique adventures to the area but also creating hundreds of jobs for the region.  We’re now on the lookout for individuals to join the team at our new site in the Cynon Valley, which will be our fourth location and our first outside of North Wales.

We cannot wait to bring our exhilarating adventures to South Wales and are looking forward to bringing the Tower Colliery site back to life and transforming the location into a world-class destination.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head Chef to take responsibility for implementing a brand new kitchen - Gegin Glo! The role will require planning menus and developing the kitchen team.  As Head Chef you will be responsible for structuring the kitchen, planning new menus, and developing the kitchen team. 

What will this role entail?

  • Oversee and lead the food and beverage operation, maximising customer satisfaction, revenue, and margin across all Zip World F&B Operations
  • Developing the food and beverage product and the environment with a focus on quality, health, and local provenance 
  • Overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen
  • Liaising with purchasing companies for food orders
  • Maintaining or raising the profit margins on food
  • Producing and costing of menus and new dishes
  • Managing, training and recruiting, and motivating the team under your leadership
  • Ensure Food Safety and HACCP processes and reporting are managed to a 5-star rating
  • A robust stock management system is in place 
  • Deliver exceptional levels of customer satisfaction 
  • Review financial information, adjust budgets and make recommendations to promote profitability

What will I need in order to be considered for this role? 

  • A flair and enthusiasm for cooking with fresh quality ingredients 
  • Ability to cope under pressure, in a calm and efficient manner to set deadlines 
  • Previous experience demonstrating good management and effective coordination of a kitchen team 
  • Good interpersonal skills with both kitchen, front of house staff, and management 
  • A positive approach to menu planning and development of the catering service 
  • Word, Excel, and Outlook IT skills to a basic level 
  • Intermediate food hygiene certificate 
  • Stocktaking experience 
  • Menu costing experience 
  • Recruitment experience 
  • HACCP experience
  • Experience in catering in a busy, large scale operation 
  • Previous kitchen budget control experience 
  • A proven record of training and developing staff 
  • Evidence of cost controls

What will I receive in return?

As the Head Chef, you will receive a  salary of £30,000 per annum, plus a range of attractive benefits including free gym membership, private healthcare, and discounted access to all Zip World adventures, food and beverage discounts at Zip World sites, and social events throughout the year.


If you are interested in this role and possess the skills necessary, please apply using the online application form - if you have any difficulties please email -  recruitment@zipworld.co.uk


Closing date - Spring  2021

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