Head Chef

Job description

Food sets the stage, drinks create the mood. Now all we need is you!


We are The Commons! 

The Commons ist der Raum in The Student Hotel, der Menschen aller Lebensbereiche zusammenbringt, Studenten, Reisende, Freelancer, Unternehmer und Leute aus der Nachbarschaft, die hier gemeinsame Leidenschaften entdecken, während sie das Essen und die Getränke genießen.  

Das ist das Restaurant/die Kneipe/die Bar/das Café für jeden: Laptop- und Kaffee-Workspace für Studenten, Cocktailbar für Freunde, Lunchtreff für Geschäftsbesprechungen, Date Night für Verliebte und ein lockerer Ort zum Abendessen für Gruppen und Familien aller Art. Es ist der Ort für Drinks, die dann zum Dinner führen, das dann zu wer weiß was führt …


Wie schaffen wir es, dieses einladende soziale Umfeld herzustellen, an dem alles möglich ist? Mit einem außergewöhnlich tollen, cleveren und motivierten Team, das den Spirit verkörpert und zum Leben erweckt. Wir suchen nach Menschen, die es lieben, neue Erfahrungen zu teilen und zu entdecken, die leicht mit anderen in Kontakt kommen und die glauben, dass  Lachen ebenso zum Wohlbefinden gehört wie frische Säfte und Salate. Nach Menschen, die wissen, dass Abwechslung, genauso wie Sriracha und Safran, die Würze des Lebens ist.

We are local. And we are international. So let's switch to English!


Why we need you

We are looking for someone with stacks of experience who can help put our new F&B concept on the map. It is critical that you bring a strong sense of ownership and personality to the team, lead the kitchen operations at our Vienna location and work towards making it a sweet success.

As Head Chef you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the kitchen with a small brigade. We're looking for someone who can take on the coaching and development of the team to ensure they reach their full potential. 

No time for egos here, just hard-working people creating memorable experiences for every guest. We're looking for a natural leader with great personality and outstanding communication skills. The main aim is to make really good, unfussy food. 

What you’ll be doing to make it happen

  • Overall responsibility for leading small kitchen team operations daily. Hands on approach always striving to improve and learn, you lead by example to inspire and motivate the teams
  • Monitor and driver of all financial aspects of the kitchen in line with company policies; GP budget with focus on waste control and portion control, staff payroll and rota planning, stock controls and correct rotation of stock
  • Responsibility for the culinary standards of the restaurant, ensuring food is always cooked and presented according to brand food specifications
  • Working closely with the restaurant manager to ensure smooth and profitable overall operation of The Commons
  • Ensuring compliance with all government regulations regarding health, hygiene and safety is maintained in the kitchen at all times – this includes operating with current allergen rules and reporting any issues with equipment maintenance
  • Responsibility for maintaining and building relationships with food suppliers in line with company policies, record any product related issues and report directly to our group executive chef and our regional chef


Who are you?

Our head chef needs to be highly organised, results driven and have excellent overall kitchen management skills – including crisis management on the spot with a “can fix anything” attitude.

Next to this you are/have:

  • Fluent in English (German would be an advantage)
  • Food safety level 3 (or an equivalent)
  • A passion for local cuisines
  • Experience in coaching and educating staff
  • Eligible to work in Austria

What do we offer you?

  • An amazing work environment with a fantastic vibe and lots of positive energy.
  • The opportunity to work at a dynamic, young, international organisation – we're a real game changer in the hospitality industry
  • TSH cares and gives you access to facilities including a great canteen, gym and awesome regular events
  • Ready, set, grow! You’ll get the chance to learn and grow in your role, collaborating with other talented people that will challenge you every day
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary and all the tools you need for your job

We want everyone to feel welcome and respected, and we go the extra mile to create a complete connected community. Our teams are diverse, representing more than one nationality, gender, religion, age, culture and personality. That’s what makes our team so special. Did we get you excited? We’d love to receive your application! Just click the ‘apply now’ button below, answer a couple of questions and send us your CV/LinkedIn profile.