Head Chef – So L.A.

Salary: Starting salary from £38k plus gratuities


Over the last nine years RUSK & RUSK has opened some of Scotland’s most loved dining spaces in The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Hutchesons City Grill, The 158 Club Lounge, The Spanish Butcher and most recently So L.A, cultivating a reputation as a leading light in the UK hospitality scene. With a passion for design, creativity and pushing the boundaries of innovation within our industry, the RUSK & RUSK venues are well turned out, individual, full of personality and quality driven; with awards ranging from Best Restaurant to Scotland’s Most Stylish Restaurant, we are group who’s prime ambition is to make people feel great, and we love what we do!

The Venue

Inspired by the soul, energy and flavours of Californian dining, So L.A. is the latest addition to the RUSK & RUSK collection. Our corner of California paradise nestled on 43 Mitchell Street in Glasgow City Centre. The restaurant, bar and events space gives a nod to the lifestyle and culture of California. Expect bold, exciting flavour combinations, showstopping cocktails set to a Pacific beat. 


The Role

We are looking for an experienced head chef to join our team as we grow and expand our latest addition to the RUSK and RUSK collection. As Head Chef you must have proven and stable experience within a high calibre restaurant environment, specialising in cooking modern cuisine from exclusively fresh produce. You will also be responsible for delivering the food element of high-profile events in our amazing event space, The White Box, for up to 150 people. You will perform duties as required for the restaurant, taking onus to complete paperwork, control stock, train and manage junior chefs, develop the menu and weekly specials, and the day to day running of service. This is a fantastic role for a skilled Head Chef to continue their development in a venue that prides itself on very high standards of food.

The Person

First and foremost, the right candidate should be passionate about great food and understand the importance of provenance of produce. A real flair for creativity in the kitchen is essential, being able to develop new and innovative dishes that spark the imagination of our guests. We are looking for an ambitious, outgoing and dynamic team player who wants to take their skills to the next level with us. A chef that has great people skills and inspires others around them.

Experience & Responsibilities

- At least two years’ experience as a Head Chef is a high calibre environment is essential.

- Experienced and confident working in a kitchen that exclusively uses fresh produce.

- Proven ability to manage and develop a team.

- Experience in catering for large events.

- Solid understanding of financials, specifically kitchen P&L, GP's and Rotas.

- Experience in controlling costs, stock par levels and stock rotation.

- Up to date knowledge of HACCP and all current health & safety kitchen regulations