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Head Chef / Kitchen Operations Associate, Berlin



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
Kitchen operations · Berlin

We hire hands-on doers with robust kitchen experience to build the most exciting food service in Berlin!

About Huuva

Huuva Kitchens turn local communities into culinary hotspots by catering the best dishes from the hottest restaurants worldwide. Lunches, brunches, suppers or dinners. Local favourites and international specials. Pop-ups and fresh drops. With Huuva, there’s always something new that you can mix and match to be delivered to your door with superior convenience and quality.

Huuva operates a network of local kitchens that plug into the local and global food scene, making those experiences accessible beyond the most central city locations with always something new to discover. As our dishes are made locally, they also come to you faster. Saving time, money and the environment.

Our kitchen technology enables our chefs to focus on the most important thing – the quality and joy of making the best dishes, all curated and cooked by people with a passion for great food and an appetite for what comes next. This is the power of the most advanced kitchen platform ever created.

About the Role

We're hiring a Kitchen Operations Associate to join us in building the most exciting food service in Berlin. As a team player and doer, you'll work closely with Huuva Venue Managers to reach operational goals and support the setup of new Huuva Kitchens from scratch. We seek a professional and organised kitchen talent who’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and also excels in making operational analyses and turning those into real improvements on the kitchen floor.

  • You will build, develop and manage robust and scalable kitchen operations based on data, customer feedback and your own observations to meet the quality and kitchen operations targets.

  • You will work together with the Venue Managers to support them in doing the best possible job to reach the operational goals. This can include, for example, implementing new brands, iterating the kitchen layout and equipment, negotiating supplier deals, supporting recruiting, training the kitchen crew, redesigning the menu, and simplifying inventory, among other things.

  • You will work on launching new Huuva kitchens. This can include but is not limited to project management, drafting kitchen layouts, selecting and sourcing equipment, negotiating with suppliers, setting up inventory, managing stakeholders, doing menu design and analysis, hiring, and training.

  • You will get support along the way, but you are expected to solve challenges within the set budgets and timelines independently.

What We Expect

  • Full kitchen management experience, incl. COGS, menu development and team leading.

  • You enjoy building things from scratch and like to work with people in a fast-paced kitchen environment.

  • 5+ years of experience in fast-paced kitchens across different cuisines.

  • Hiring, training and team-leading experience.

  • Great local network with suppliers and other key stakeholders in the gastro field.

  • Passion for great food, an excellent eye for detail and dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience day after day.

  • Hunger to grow, learn and get things done. You thrive on rethinking how commercial-grade kitchens can perform more efficiently with top quality, safety and customer experience.

  • You have a high bar for your work, and you demand the same from your peers and team members.

  • Excellent communication skills in German and English

  • You can grasp operational numbers quickly and translate them into actionable improvements on the kitchen floor.

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to grow, take ownership and build something revolutionary from a scratch

  • A culture of full transparency and ownership

  • Growth startup environment

  • Smart and easy-going colleagues

  • Competitive salary and option package

About the Process

Ready to take your culinary career to the next level? Submit your CV and cover letter now - we accept applications on a rolling basis. You can expect the recruiting process to include 2x interviews and a case assignment.

Kitchen operations

About Huuva

Our virtual food court model is designed to make restaurants' food delivery easy, efficient and profitable. With smart delivery locations around cities and software enabling seamless daily kitchen operations, we help you to focus on what matters the most - making amazing food.

Kitchen operations · Berlin

Head Chef / Kitchen Operations Associate, Berlin

We hire hands-on doers with robust kitchen experience to build the most exciting food service in Berlin!