Kitchen Manager

£26,000 - £30,000 yearly
  • St. JOHN Restaurant Company
  • St John at Bridge Theatre, Potters Fields Park, Potters Field, London, UK
  • Sep 06, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Other

About us

Founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr on leaving the National Theatre after 12 years, The Bridge focuses on the commissioning and production of new shows, as well as staging the occasional classic.

The new 900-seat adaptable auditorium is designed to answer the needs of contemporary audiences and theatre-makers and is capable of responding to shows with different formats (end-stage, thrust-stage and promenade).  It is the first wholly new theatre of scale to be added to London’s commercial theatre sector in 80 years.  

We are hugely excited to be working with iconic London restaurant St. JOHN to provide our food and drink offering in our beautiful foyer. Our café-bar is central to the daily life of our working theatre, providing sustenance to theatregoers as well as those who work around and pass through Potter’s Field and the vibrant river area.

Role description

You will report to the Food and Beverage Manager, and work closely with the renowned team at St JOHN Restaurant to deliver our daily menu. All our baked goods are made locally at the St. JOHN bakery, just around the corner from The Bridge Theatre in Bermondsey.

Your role will be to manage the kitchen operation and inspire our very small team of chefs to deliver beautiful, fresh and tasty small plates of food and snacks from breakfast through to evening performances.

The role would suit a Kitchen Manager who has previous experience of running a production or retail kitchen within a high-end high-street brand or perhaps someone from a leading café, restaurant or hotel.



  • Leading, motivating and training your team.
  • Preparing and cooking all dishes and snacks.
  • Working closely with our partners at St. JOHN Restaurant in menu and dish development.
  • All financial management including ordering, cost and stock control, labour costs and managing a profitable GP.
  • Maintaining a high standard of food hygiene and health & safety.
  • Maintaining all systems, procedures and high levels of presentation.

Ideal candidate


  • You have a genuine love for freshly prepared, flavoursome food, and especially for all things St JOHN!
  • You are professional with an engaging, welcoming and friendly approach. Our kitchen is open to the public, and therefore high standards of personal presentation and professionalism are vital.
  • You have run a production kitchen or have experience as a Kitchen Manager or Assistant Manager of a food-to-go restaurant/casual high-end dining environment.
  • Ideally your background will be as a Chef, and you will be able to work alongside the team of Chefs from St JOHN Restaurant.
  • You are obsessed with delivering consistently high quality, tasty food that looks great.
  • You show proven ownership of Kitchen Management and the management of your team.

Desired experience/skills

  • You have excellent Health & Safety and Food Safety knowledge and experience.
  • You train, motivate and inspire your team to deliver a highly efficient operation, and show achievement in the successful financial performance of a kitchen.
  • You can successfully manage stock and have been responsible for all food ordering and dry stock control.

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

We offer our staff a 25% staff discount on food and drinks on the Theatre and cost price on all wine for t/a. and St John Restaurant staff discount : 50% off Monday-Wednesday, 25% off Thursday-Sunday, t/a price on all wine drunk in the restaurants.

Preferred starting date

Oct 01, 2019