Role: Head Chef

Location: The Royal Court Theatre, London (with some requirement to work additional shifts at other venues associated with Royal Court Theatre productions

Salary: £38,000 per annum plus a share of service charge that is paid to the team.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join the Royal Court Theatre, on a permanent basis, as Head Chef. You will run the kitchen on a day-to-day basis working closely with the kitchen team and the Bar and Restaurant Manager, Bar & Floor Supervisors and Head of Operations and Sustainability.

You will lead and motivate the team to ensure the kitchen always runs smoothly. We have a small team and the Head Chef will need to have a hands on role in the kitchen during prep and service. You will oversee ordering, stock control, planning and food safety management. Together with your colleagues you will develop an exciting and sustainable restaurant menu.

This role is perfect for a passionate sous chef looking for progress. We’re currently restructuring our food offer and kitchen team and there is plenty of scope to shape the kitchen and food offer.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Passionate about sustainable cooking and healthy food
  • Be comfortable cooking a variety of diets including vegan and vegetarian
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team whilst undertaking a leadership role
  • excellent communication and leadership skills

Further details of the role can be found in the job pack. If you are interested in this role, please review the job description and send your cover letter and CV to by no later than 14th April 2024. Please address how you meet the criteria set out above within your cover letter. To note, we will be shortlisting applications on a rolling basis, and reserve the right to close the role early.

To note, your application can also be sent through in the form of a voice note, or PowerPoint presentation (no more than five slides).