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Head Chef - Concessions

Reference: MAR20243795
Expiry date: 2024-04-17 17:30:00.000
Location: Manchester
Salary: £50,000 Per Annum
Benefits: Plus excellent benefits

Head Chef -Concessions at Co-op Live

  • Up to £50,000 depending on experience
  • Co-op Live Arena - Opening in April! 
  • Multi-outlet food operation

Co-op Live offers a warm Manchester welcome to over 23,000 people!

With innovative smart bowl design, cutting edge visual and acoustic technology, plus 32 amazing bars and restaurants – we’re creating a unique space for the people of Manchester and beyond.

World class, planet friendly and all in the heart of our local vibrant community.

As part of Oak View Group (OVG), Rhubarb Hospitality Collection are looking for an exceptional Head Chef to join our culinary team.

With 32 amazing bars and restaurants and 12 premium lounges and clubs – we’re going to be delivering an exceptional hospitality service for fans and amazing artists. On the menu will be great food, seasoned with world class service and all with a planet friendly vibe in the heart of our vibrant community.  

This role encompasses motivating and inspiring the team, staying updated on food trends, forecasting trends, attending food-related events, adapting and developing products, driving creative development, collaborating on innovative solutions, supporting the concept team, and ensuring operational and safety compliance. It also involves participating in brainstorming, tastings, and recipe management, understanding customer needs, building relationships with key contacts and suppliers, coaching and developing chefs, and providing imaginative ideas for food presentation and fan experience. The role is crucial for pre-opening development and maintaining high food standards across Coop Live, fostering strong relationships with various departments. 

This is a Permanent role requiring flexibility on evenings and weekends. 


Knowledge, skills & experience: 

  • Experience in managing multi-outlet operations in Stadiums or Arenas
  • Passionate and knowledgeable in event venue catering, food innovations, ingredients, development, new trends, nutrition, preservation and a wide range of cuisines.
  • Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office, procurement systems, and kitchen software.  
  • Effective in both team-oriented, fast-paced environments and independent work.  
  • Adheres to environmental health, sanitation, and safety standards.  
  • Holds essential Food Hygiene qualification, with advanced certification preferred.  
  • Knowledgeable in COSHH and HACCP principles.  
  • Upholds the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality. 


What we’re offering

  • Excellent salary and bonus structure
  • Ongoing training and development incl. study support
  • Employee Assistance Program 24/7
  • 40% discount in RHC restaurants and bars worldwide
  • Corporate Gym Discount and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Food and drink tastings plus supplier trips in the UK and beyond
  • Cross exposure to RHC and OVG venues and events worldwide

Managed by Rhubarb Hospitality Collection, as part of Oak View Group (OVG)


RHC is for everyone. Diversity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence.

Wherever you come from, wherever you are going, we’d love to hear from you.

If you need any additional support or adjustments with your application, let us know and we will work with you to ensure you have everything you need.