French Job Description

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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.

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WHAT WILL YOU DO?

No day looks the same as a Head Chef… but here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

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Lead the kitchen
team

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.

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Take financial accountability

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!).

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Provide operational excellence

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.

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Chat up a
storm

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.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

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

What's in it for you?

On top of a market conform salary based on your experience, here’s some extra benefits you get with us:

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25 holiday days

We believe in work hard, play harder. Enjoy 25 paid vacation days to relax and unwind throughout the year.

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Friends & family rate

Stay at any of our Zokus in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Vienna at an exclusive friends and family rate.

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On-the-job training

Develop your skills and learn from the best. We also encourage growing within the organization!

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Team bonding & events

Take part in fun events throughout the year with young and fun colleagues to celebrate milestones.

Working at a "good company" company

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.

Some things we’re proud of…

  • We’re “one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world” as quoted by Forbes.
  • We have 3 locations across Europe: in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Vienna – with Paris on its way!
  • Our employees come from 29 different nationalities and speak a total of 20 languages.
  • We believe in an equal workforce with a team of 51% women.
  • We’re a certified B Corp and being socially responsible is at our core.

 

We love people who...

  • Love to cook (duh!).  
  • Are genuinely friendly, pro-active and open.  
  • Have a hands-on mentality and are not afraid of getting their hands dirty. 
  • Are eager to get the best out of themselves and their team.  
  • Can juggle many tasks at the same time while remaining cool-headed and warm-hearted.   
  • Are entrepreneurial, organized and full of creative ideas to test and implement.  
  • Love putting a personal touch on their service.  

A few must haves…

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in a Chef de Partie, Sous Chef or similar position.  
  • You are fluent in French or English – any other languages are a plus!
  • You are an EU resident or have a valid working and living permit for France.  
  • You are fully flexible, which means no fixed working days/hours.  
  • You love to work, as we’ll need you full -time.  
  • You have provable knowledge of various cooking techniques – home-style cooking and vegan cooking are a plus!  
  • You have experience with implementing the local HACCP guidelines.
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