Group Development Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
West Midlands
£20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £23,000
Compass Group
Job Ref:

Group Development Chef - Midlands

Monday - Friday - Term Time Only - Up to £23,000

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Group Development Chef, responsible for providing culinary support . This support will include delivering special events, training of culinary teams, monitoring and maintenance of culinary standards, monitoring compliance with Compass procedures and systems, sales and retention presentations and support for client functions.

If you are an innovative and creative Executive Chef or Development Chef, passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients, and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development - Apply now !
Main responsibilities
Plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times
Taking responsibility for the food production with a hands-on approach
Possess an exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events
Driving sales through centrally driven menu planning and promotions and preferred suppliers
Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
To implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets
Management of the Chef brigade
Ordering and stock-taking

Ideal candidate
Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent
Experience working in a culinary/catering role in the Education environment
Passion for great food and excellent service delivery
Ability to demonstrate outstanding culinary skills
Ability to motivate and develop all levels of chefs
Experience in training culinary skills
Ability to deliver presentations to all levels confidently and accurately
Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels
Financially astute with regards to food costings and margin management
Ability to analyse and evaluate information
Experience of using process and planning to deliver consistent result to expectations
Ability to work on own initiative but within a framework
Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including; Word, Excel and PowerPoint

About the company
Our Company vision is Great People, Great Service, Great Results and we believe your contribution is crucial to the success of the business. To achieve our vision we live by the values of Integrity, Team work, Passion, Can-Do and Responsibility.


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

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