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Head Chef

Job Introduction

To ensure that the catering services are delivered at the required times to the company’s standards, within the agreed specification and to the agreed performance, qualitative and financial targets. To take responsibility for food production, to include craft team management / ordering commodities / assisting with stock takes / updating stats and completion of Recipe On Line planning. Responsibility for menu cycle and special dish development / catering committee tastings. Craft Training / Team Building / Assist with Craft Team Recruitment & Interviewing

Role Responsibility

 

  • Meet the demands of customers by providing the right catering services within the agreed SLA and  contract agreement
  • Assist the teams under your control to manage the quality and hygiene of the food cycle from preparation through to delivery.
  • Actively enforce relevant statutory, company and site OH&S compliance through out the unit
  • Motivate and lead the craft team to perform their roles to a high standard and in alignment with Sodexo policies and procedures
  • Actively seek and identify opportunities for business growth within the contract and external market
  • Manage menu development, including providing tasting sessions if required to the client catering committee.

 

The Ideal Candidate

 

  • Proven experience in managing and leading a kitchen team
  • Catering qualifications at 706 1 / 2 or equivalent as a minimum
  • Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments & innovations
  • Strong financial understanding and demonstrable budgeting management
  • Experienced in adhering to and driving company initiatives
  • Personal innovation and passion
  • Demonstrative customer focus and service skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a standards /compliance environment
  • IT literate

Package Description

We would be delighted if you could join us in the Allenby Connaught contract, which is one of the largest PFI contracts delivering hotel, catering, retail and leisure services to the Armed Forces, where you will be working in a friendly people orientated environment with a great team of colleagues.

Some of the benefits of working with us are:

Free uniform, regular shift patterns, sociable working hours, a safe and secure working environment, free on-site parking, chefs will have their uniform laundered, a great employee discount scheme, you will be working in modern facilities, company sick pay after six months.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

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