Head Chef

Contract Type -
39 hours per week

Employment Type - Full Time

Located close to Longford, just off the Bath Road, Thistle Heathrow is an Airport hotel which delivers a warm welcome no matter how long or short the stay. It has 264 bedrooms and 14 meeting rooms, the largest one seating up to 700 people - meaning it is also an extremely popular local wedding venue. It is the only hotel that has direct access to Heathrow Terminal 5 by POD in just 5 minutes.

The Role

Are you a Head Chef who can demonstrate innovation and entrepreneurial flair, who can inspire your team and delight your guests? If you are, we'd love to hear from you.

As Head Chef you will be responsible for all aspects of the smooth running of the kitchen operation within the hotel, from Banquets and Buffets for functions, the a la carte menu and the daily provision of staff food. You will have ultimate responsibility for the recruitment, training and development of your teams and you will also be accountable for engagement within your department.


What we look for

  • Inspirational leadership ability
  • An eye for detail
  • Previous experience at the head of a 5 star kitchen
  • Demonstrable passion for hospitality

What's in it for you?

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Discounted rates on hotel rooms, food and drink across the glh group
  • Interest free season ticket loans (conditions apply)
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Service Awards
  • Pension and Healthcare Schemes
  • Generous recommend a friend scheme
  • Access to discounts and cashback through a huge range of retailers and service providers via our online benefits portal
  • Wonderful Person of the month scheme with cash prizes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff refreshments on shift