Head Chef

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're an 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 Paris.

Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.

BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.


ABOUT GENERATOR PARIS

Hip galleries. Boutique shops. Pastoral cafés. Canal St. Martin in the 10th Arrondissement is everything you’d expect from the French capital, but with more than its fair share of contemporary cool.
Standing opposite Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic French Communist Headquarters, Generator Paris is just a few steps from Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park and only a 15-minute stroll from Gare du Nord train station. With a welcoming mix of cinematic design, rich colours, a sparkling reception and several unique social spaces to suit your mood, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of a Parisian art-house movie.
On the hostel’s ground floor you'll find Café Fabien with its canteen and conservatory overlooking the garden. A curved staircase leads down to the vaulted ceilings of Le Club, inspired by the Paris Metro. Head up to the 9th floor to discover Khayma Rooftop, with a canopy, bar and awe-inspiring views of Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre. Our Paris hostel represents the very best of Paris, all under one roof.


NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB

  • 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
  • To ensure that training needs are adequately identified and development plans for staff are kept updated
  • Ensure that the team is constantly improving their product knowledge to maximize revenue and the service provided
 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.


WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA

  • 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 


YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

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


OUR KEY BENEFITS

  • 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 gross basic salary for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback 
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any of our 19 properties (subject to availability) 
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 17 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools


SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?

That's cool. Send us your application in English or French. If you’ve got questions call us, or check jobs.staygenerator.com or our social media pages.
  
Here you may well find the answers to life, the universe and everything, including why there are no penguins at the North Pole. We look forward to hearing from you.

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