Life does not become more social than through sharing food. That is our founding food philosophy. At Zoku we have a strong need for simplicity. Our worldly Living Kitchen is just that: simple and honest. Our healthy food is served fast on long communal tables – ideal for salt passing and idea swapping. As Head Chef, we’ll need you to embody these values.
The Head Chef’s main responsibility is to successfully operate and oversee Zoku’s Living Kitchen in Paris and ensure it is in line with Zoku’s food philosophy. You’ll be responsible for any food that comes out of the Living Kitchen, from conception to execution and presentation of the food. Our property features one restaurant, a rooftop bar with a terrace, three meeting rooms and one event space, all of which the Living Kitchen will serve. You’ll manage and work closely with the other chefs, develop menu offerings, item pricing, forecast supply needs, and estimate costs. You are also expected to ensure that the Living Kitchen meets all local regulations, including HACCP and safety guidelines.
The lively Living Kitchen is located on the rooftop of Zoku Paris at Porte de Clichy. This means that you’ll be overlooking the iconic Tribunal de Paris and the buzzing streets of Paris while you work.Apply here
No day looks the same as a Head Chef… but here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:
As Head Chef, you will be a role model to your team. You'll manage and coach fellow chefs by creating an environment where people can thrive and develop themselves.
You'll own your part of the P&L, by preparing and controlling it to ensure that the set budget is met (or better yet, even exceeded!).
You'll ensure proper SOP implementation and execution within your team. With an "always beta" mindset, you'll continuously fine-tune our offerings and processes.
You'll encounter an international mix of residents and locals. As you'll be cooking in an open kitchen, you'll get to know and chat with our guests regularly.
Cooking amazing meals in the Living Kitchen
Developing intelligent menu offerings, incl. item pricing
Doing admin tasks (emails, ordering, scheduling etc.)
Organizing F&B related events, like kitchen takeovers
On top of a market conform salary based on your experience, here’s some extra benefits you get with us:
We believe in work hard, play harder. Enjoy 25 paid vacation days to relax and unwind throughout the year.
Stay at any of our Zokus in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Vienna at an exclusive friends and family rate.
Develop your skills and learn from the best. We also encourage growing within the organization!
Take part in fun events throughout the year with young and fun colleagues to celebrate milestones.
If you haven’t met us before, we’re Zoku. A home base for holiday and business travelers who want to live and work in a city anywhere from a few days to a few months. We’re a home-office hybrid with hotel services, that offers a relaxed place to live, work and socialize with like-minded people while getting wired into the city.
A place you can call a second home, even on your first visit.
So much more than a long stay hotel. It’s a neighborhood.
Where the neighbors borrow more than a cup of sugar.
They share ideas and ambitions.
They mix the local lowdown with the global highlights.
Where the word on the street keeps you streets ahead.
For this is a ‘good company’ company where everyone can bring their dreams to the table.
Where those busy connecting the world can catch up with each other and the scene surrounding them.
Smart and uncompromising, Zoku is a hive of smart lofts and friendly spaces, designed so you can stay connected, well rested and throw yourself into your work, your play and our city.
This is a place that is furnished to fit, not to split.
Encouraging each other to live, not exist.
To dream, not sleep.
To smarten up, rather than dumb down.
To go at it together, rather than alone.
Together we can work hard, play strong and rest easy.
Whilst we blur borders, combine cultures and live our dreams.