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Head Chef

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Job Introduction

We are looking for a Head Chef to lead the Sodexo team in our prestigious Qatar Airlines Lounge at London Heathrow Airport; overseeing a team this role has full responsibility for the kitchen, including food preparation, cooking, plating, food ordering and storage. Managing the kitchen brigade this is a highly responsible and autonomous role.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Role Responsibility

Working closely with the Lounge Manager, you will have up to 500 passengers a day with both a European and Arabic inspired menu within this exceptional, prestigious environment. The lounge is open from 5.30am am to 10pm and you would work 5 days out of 7, shift work and dealing with delayed flights will require someone flexible with working hours. The role involves planning, supervising and delivering the food and beverages as per the lounge requirements, coaching and guiding the staff to ensure an efficient operation. Working with the customers you will ensure the highest quality of service through continuous improvement to product and services, by seeking customer feedback and interacting daily to explain the food and beverages on offer. You will ensure buffet and stock levels are maintained and control hygiene standards, whilst providing training to staff to ensure presentation and display of food is of a high standard. You will also be involved in forecasting of food consumption, assigning team responsibilities and holding team meetings. As the most senior Chef on site this is a responsible and varied position

The Ideal Candidate

  • Chef experience – ideally with knowledge of Arabic cuisine.
  • Kitchen experience
  • Highly motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work on own initiative within a team environment


Package Description

Up to £30,000 + Benefits


About the Company

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.


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