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Kitchen Manager- Soho Farmhouse (Deli)


Department: Kitchen

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Kitchen Manager- Soho Farmhouse (Deli)

Department: Kitchen


Kitchen Manager - £44,500 per annum + Surplus Service Charge 

NO NIGHTS- Working hours 7am-4pm 

The ideal candidate will have a good grasp of baking and have worked in a similar environment to a deli. As a Kitchen Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our kitchen, ensuring the highest quality of food preparation and presentation.

What's in it for you?

  • Weekly Pay
  • Team meal whilst on shift prepared by our chefs 
  • Soho Friends Membership
  • 50% Team discount on Food & Drink, 7 days a week
  • Team Room Rates; Any Bedroom, Any House, $100 a night
  • Financial Incentive based on House Performance (Quarterly)
  • Health Cash Plan (option to add children)
  • Dental Plan (option to add children)
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Discount on Cowshed products and Soho Home (up to 50%)
  • Free Counselling Sessions
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & Tonic Programmes offer unique food and drink training, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
  • Continuous training to develop yourself personally and professionally
  • Exclusive access to our benefits platform with hundreds of discounts on shopping, gym memberships, holidays, insurance and much more

Soho Farmhouse...

Surrounded by 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, Soho Farmhouse is a destination for food and drink, wellness and outdoor activities. Two hours’ drive or a short train from London, we have 114 bedrooms, including cabins, huts and farmhouse bedrooms to stay in, a state-of-the-art gym, Cowshed Spa, an indoor and outdoor pool and cinema. We have multiple food and beverage outlets on site, The Main Barn is the central hub, serving the club menu all day. On the mezzanine, Comfy Farm has sofas and an open fire place, while Fancy Farm is a more formal setting for lunch or dinner. There is also Pen Yen for Japanese izakaya-style dishes from the robata grill, bind and sashimi, and Blake’s Kitchen for fresh bread, sausage rolls and cinnamon buns. Finally, there is The Little Bell, a local favourite, for nose-to-tail cooking and natural wine.

The Role… 

We are seeking an experienced Kitchen Manager to join our team at Soho Farmhouse (OX7 4JS). Your role will involve managing a team, monitoring inventory, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards, and ensuring compliance with food safety regulations.

Duties will include 

Manage and supervise the kitchen staff, including training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
Oversee food preparation, ensuring that recipes and portion sizes are followed accurately.
Monitor inventory levels and order supplies as needed, while minimizing waste and controlling costs.
Maintain cleanliness and organization in the kitchen, adhering to food safety and sanitation standards.
Collaborate with the management team to develop and update menus, taking into account customer preferences and seasonal availability.
Implement and enforce proper food handling and storage procedures to maintain freshness and quality.
Monitor and maintain equipment and kitchen facilities, arranging for repairs or replacements as necessary.
Stay updated on industry trends and innovations, incorporating new techniques and ingredients into menu offerings.
Foster a positive working environment, promoting teamwork and open communication among kitchen staff.

What we are looking for in a Kitchen Manager...

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a busy high-profile kitchen in a similar senior role
  • In depth knowledge of food preparation techniques, culinary trends and food safety regulations
  • Team player who communicates well with all colleagues
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Sense of urgency
  • Yes, yes, yes mentality
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a genuine passion for food and beverage
  • Flexible and available to working both opening and closing shifts when required

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to seize, grasp, turn and hold objects by hand
  • Able to work on your feet for at least 8 hours
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, crouch and climb as required

Expected working hours for a Kitchen Manager:

  • Varying shift times across the seven days, to include working evenings, weekends, opens & closes 
  • Average hours 45 hours per week

Subsidised transport rate offered from: Chipping Norton (OX7) & Banbury (OX15 & OX16)