Head Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£25,000 to £25,000 per month
Salary Description:
£25000 - £25000
Job Ref:

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
Main responsibilities 

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.

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

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Carol Forrest

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