Head Chef - Copenhagen


Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome Head Chef for Generator Copenhagen.


Generator Copenhagen is smack-bang in the centre of the city, just off the Kongens Nytorv Square. The property is housed in a Philippe Starck development and it's a hub for travellers and locals who are drawn by custom-designed furniture and an expansive bar and café.

Whether you’re looking for elegant Danish design, minimalist Nordic fashion or the ingeniously innovative Scandinavian foodie scene, you’ll find it all in Copenhagen. Inside Generator Copenhagen, Tim Bjorn illustrations, intricate lighting, the shuffleboard, large outdoor terrace and pétanque court make it an oasis in the heart of the city.



  • To take control, accountability and ownership of the management of the kitchen and its daily operations
  • Control and direct the food preparation process and other relative activities
  • Construct menus with new or existing culinary creations with the courage to try something different and deliver innovative, locally inspired food & beverage offerings appropriate to the guest community
  • Monitoring and controlling stock levels
  • Work within the departmental budget figures, maximising revenue and minimising expenditure
  • Produce departmental forecasts as required and communicate figures to the team to aid their understanding of the business and the importance of their contribution to the business success
  • To set up control systems to ensure that all goods received into the kitchen are checked against delivery notes and those delivery notes are checked against invoices
  • Know all statutory legislation and ensure H&S, food hygiene and Fire Safety compliance
  • Operate a clean hygienic kitchen at all times
  • Keep up to date with local food trends 
  • Coach and lead the team in such a manner that our guests receive an exceptional level of service and want to return
  • Working hours will vary, but normally be between 7a.m. and 11p.m. Most shifts will begin after lunch and usually every other weekend can be to relax.
Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description. Salary according to qualifications.


  • Love cooking, be creative, innovative & love great food 
  • Always keep cool under pressure 
  • Show commerciality with a strong passion for driving revenue
  • Understand stock-control and keep costs to a minimum
  • Be a ‘people person’, social and always love our guests 
  • Like getting your hands dirty, wherever, whenever, because you will
  • Be an excellent communicator and leader
  • Available to work when needed
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this role.


  • Experience working within the hospitality/service industry in a similar capacity for at least 3 years  
  • A passion for your city, for travelling and for trending food and drinks concepts
  • Knowledge of contemporary interests and the city.


  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to £1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double pay for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any of our properties (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 19 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools


That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check www.staygenerator.com. 

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