Executive Head Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
West Midlands
£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
c. £50,000
Job Ref:

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your senior culinary career across a large, multi-outlet catering, retail and hospitality operation for Coventry University (including the London and Scarborough campuses). In this role, you will join the senior management team for this new contract and provide strategic food offer development, daily food production and hospitality services. The opportunity is therefore suited to individuals with similar leadership experience and a background in craft/offer development across a large contract, group or multiple sites.

Coventry University is an exciting new contract for Sodexo, read all about it here and become a part of this new relationship: https://uk.sodexo.com/home/media/press-releases/newsListArea/uk-press-releases/Coventry-Uni-win.html

Package descriptionH2 package with bonus % and flexible benefits fund
Main responsibilities
Lead the delivery, production and strategy for food/retail/hospitality services for a large contract. This includes 6 kitchens and 20 outlets providing services for up to 40,000 customers on site.
Lead, develop and engage a brigade of approx.10 Chefs to ensure a high quality service is delivered, providing coaching and training when required.
Develop the hospitality offering and the engineering of menus and food innovation for the site.
Have responsibility for all aspects of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene
Ensure financial documentation and accountancy of the unit (and those from suppliers) is accurate and within agreed budgeted levels
Develop long term profitable relationships with our new clients and customers

Ideal candidate
Previous experience in a senior Chef or Executive Chef role, ideally within volume catering/retail across a large contract or multiple sites
Excellent leadership skills and experience of managing multiple kitchens and outlets
Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments and innovations
Good communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels
Good financial awareness
Entrepreneurial approach to owning your business area
Personal innovation and passion for quality food
Experience working in a standards/compliance environment

About the companyIn 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.

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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Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Nicholls

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