Head Chef - Kingston Upon Thames

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
Kingston Upon Thames
£30,000 to £36,500 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £36,500
Compass Group
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Head Chef - Kingston Upon Thames

Up to £36,500

Fantastic Opportunity-Prestigious Independent School

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to Independent Schools in the UK. You will be part of a team that supports high quality education at this school by providing outstanding food and service to the pupils and staff. You will be a key part of a team who have a passion for preparing food on a daily basis using fresh ingredients. It all starts with enjoyment-great tasting, healthy food that pupils look forward to and really enjoy.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Head Chef to join our catering team at this prestigious Independent School based in the heart of Surrey.

We are looking for someone that can help develop our food offer working alongside the General Manager.

In return we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary.
Main responsibilities
Work with the team on  food production covering pupil and staff feeding by providing  practical hands on support, expertise and innovation
The Head Chef will organise and be involved in  the preparation and cooking of food for functions and events ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced at all times
Possess an exceptional drive for quality for hospitality events
Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
The Head Chef will also be required to provide function costs to facilitate budgetary control
Manage the kitchen team including chefs and porters

Ideal candidate
Proven experience in a role as Head Chef being able to demonstrate a track record of catering for large numbers but at the same time making the customer feel that their meal has been individually prepared for them.
Have a ‘big personality’ .Great people skills and be able to develop, train and inspire a large team.
Have a real passion for  food and customer service along with bags of enthusiasm.
Food Innovation and development is essential along with being up to date with current food trends
Ability to communicate at all levels
Superb culinary skills
Good financial understanding
High standards and be quality driven
Excellent organisational skills
A 'Can do' attitude

About the companyCompass Group UK and Ireland is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Contact Details:
Compass Group
Tel: 0121 457 5000
Contact: Edward Nesbitt

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