We are looking for an experienced head chef to lead and oversee the cooking operations at our central production kitchen in London, as we look to grow rapidly in 2024 and beyond.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing team members including chefs and kitchen assistants to help drive performance and support their personal development
  • Overseeing ordering, forecasting, stock control and supplier liaison and/or collaborating with/delegating to chefs / supervisors when needed
  • Creating and improving systems, processes and structures that will ensure food quality and consistency, team performance, operational efficiency and profitability
  • Ensuring staff comply with health and safety regulations and follow sanitation practices
  • Working closely with the founders and leadership team on strategic projects, product development, as well as continually evolving and improving the overall business and operational model

Job Basics

  • Salary: Competitive – based on experience
  • Location: Hackney, East London
  • Contract: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Shift Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm


  • Minimum 3 years experience as a head chef in a commercial kitchen (production experience is a bonus but not essential as it can be learned)
  • Strong leadership skills and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate your team, and comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Excellent food palette including a solid understanding of different cooking techniques and cuisines
  • High degree of mental resilience, alongside a positive ‘can do’ attitude and adaptable to the ever changing needs of a fast-growing food business
  • You will have a great degree of self-responsibility, so being highly proactive and self-sufficient is a must
  • Passionate about food generally and an interest in healthy / plant-based eating


  • Join a close-knit, high-performing team
  • We are growing fast, so you will have lots of opportunities for personal growth and promotion
  • 28 days paid holiday, plus additional days off at Christmas
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Pension scheme
  • Free healthy lunches, meals and products to take home
  • Discount on Planthood’s healthy plant-based food and drinks

To apply, please send an application through the Veganjobs.com website or email Will at careers@planthood.co.uk with your CV, examples of your work and a few lines on why you think you’d be a great fit for the role.

Planthood is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


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About Planthood


Planthood’s is the UK’s highest rated plant-based meal kit company and one of the fastest growing health food companies in the UK.

Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and have a meaningful impact on the planet, by eating more plant-based whole foods.

We do this from our own London kitchen, where we cook up delicious food and deliver it to thousands of customers across the UK every week.

Since launching from founders Hilary & Will’s kitchen in 2020, the company has now cooked up over 1 million meals, featured on BBC Dragons’ Den and grown by 400% year on year since launching.

We’re now looking for hungry and ambitious people, who share our vision and values, to join our team at this exciting time in our journey.

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