Commis Chef Needed- The Lobby Restaurant


The Peninsula London will open with 190 guestrooms, 25 luxury residences, restaurants, spa and wellness and banqueting facilities, overlooking Hyde Park Corner in the heart of Belgravia nestled between the Royal Parks. The Peninsula has long embraced heritage, service, exquisite design, and innovation which we are excited to bring to London with this historic opening.


The Peninsula London is pleased to announce that we are seeking a Commis Chef to join our Lobby kitchen brigade. This service is critical to the success of any guest experience, providing a quality menu in partnership with high levels of service within the Lobby of the hotel. The Peninsula Hotels are renowned for the Lobby experience, with live music, a luxurious setting, and food and beverage service offering at the highest level, which our guests have become accustomed to and that is synonymous with our brand. This position will have a great passion for quality food and ingredients and be able to work flexibly within a kitchen brigade.

  • An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile flagship hotel opening in London
  • Market-leading remuneration, service charge, and attractive benefits
  • Join our award-winning group, working alongside a highly experienced team

Key Accountabilities

  • To deliver quality food with the best ingredients, following the menu guidelines but also able to be flexible with guest requests.
  • To participate in hotel activities, training, and product awareness with a curiosity to learn.
  • Required to contribute to the cleanliness and maintenance, (including health and safety / HACCP compliance) of all kitchen equipment, ensuring that produce mise en place is done for services and products are of high quality.
  • Offer service in line with the Peninsula Service Principles of which you will be trained.

General Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of food and ingredients with a high level of creativity.
  • Experience within a hotel or restaurant kitchen brigade is preferred
  • Some level of culinary certifications/qualifications or Apprenticeship.
  • Friendly and positive with a flexible approach and confidence to guide a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

At the Peninsula London, we look after:

Your financial wellbeing:

  • Excellent salary package
  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced company contribution on pension plan

Your medical care:

  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan
  • Workplace nursery salary exchange program

Your daily health routine:

  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room, contemplation room and nursing mothers’ room
  • Colleague restaurant with healthy and balanced 24/7 food offerings
  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions

Other perks:

  • High street and online shopping discounts
  • Rewards and recognition initiatives
  • Dry cleaning for uniforms and work attire

Early 2023, we will share the next steps with suitable candidates prior to inviting you to meet with our team. During our intimate recruitment events, you will have an opportunity to engage with our leaders as well as gain a better understanding of our unique culture and why The Peninsula London will be a special workplace that you can call home.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Peninsula family and receiving your resume.

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