Main Purpose of Job:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, keen, professional Head Chef to join the team at The Jazz Café in Camden. As a live music venue we work with prestigious bands and artists from all over the world and the right candidate has the unique opportunity to create a brand new menu to reflect the diversity of shows we have to offer.

Primary duties:

The role requires a combination of skills including but not limited to stock control, menu costing, managing labour costs, performance management and staff training
The applicant should have experience leading a kitchen team but be creatively driven in order to deliver a menu that compliments the music, offering our customers an overall dining experience
The candidate should also display excellent food hygiene standards and have a thorough working knowledge of food safety law
There is also the chance to recruit and develop a new handpicked team to support and enhance the direction of the menu. The chosen chef will inspire and motivate that team whilst creating new and exciting seasonal dishes using fresh and locally sourced ingredients

You are:

Experience as a head chef or similar position
Experienced in previously leading a kitchen team
Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Able to prepare and present the menu to a high standard
Flexible to work alongside the restaurant manager and waiting staff effectively and efficiently
Efficient in delivering high quality dishes within reasonable timing to a maximum of 105 covers
Able to demonstrate working well under pressure maintaining a calm and friendly working environment

If you are keen to take on an exciting project and develop your own menu ideas amongst a team of creative professionals working alongside live music, submit your CV along with a cover letter.


About MAMA

MAMA owns and operates some of the best-known live music venues and festivals in the United Kingdom and internationally. Our approach to live music is to offer an integrated model, which means that we manage and promote artists, engage with brands wishing to reach our customer base, handle ticketing, production and bar operations in house whilst operating a creative department that ties the live experience together in a way that is credible to artist and fans alike.

Through our network of businesses we create, source, manage and distribute music and entertainment content through our venues, festivals, tech platforms and publications. This makes MAMA the perfect partner for any artist wishing to build and develop their audience and the perfect choice for any customer wishing to experience a wide variety of music and entertainment and to engage with their favourite artists, venues and festivals.

Our business is comprised of our live music operations and a number of support businesses that enable us to drive content through our infrastructure on venues and festivals.