Chef Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
East Anglia
£32,000 to £36,000 per annum
Salary Description:
??32000 - ??36000
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Sodexo are currently recruiting for brand new opportunities in our Corporate Services segment. Sodexo is the 19th largest employer worldwide, operating in 80 countries and employing 427,000 employees worldwide, we are the leader in Quality of Life services. Sodexo is not only a growth company; it is also a people-oriented company that places??quality of life of its 100 million consumers at the center of its mission. Join our teams and experience their passion and the unique Sodexo spirit!

Are you interested in providing a fantastic service and do you have experience in catering management? Sodexo are recruiting for a Chef Manager to be responsible for managing the delivery of Catering Services at our client site in Luton. We are looking for a chef manager with a proven track record, who is innovative, wants to grow professionally and is looking for a challenge.

This is a fantastic role for someone with great leadership behaviours, strength in building client relationships, influencing skills as well as development of commercially viable solutions based on rigorous techniques.??

This is a Monday ??? Friday role. We are offering a salary of ??32,000 to ??36,000 dependant on experience along with annual leave, pension and access to flexible benefits.

Main responsibilities
Ensure the prompt provision and efficient service of all meals and catering requirements at the specified time to the standards laid down in the KPI's and Modern Recipe guidelines
Be the face of the food service and own the service front and back of house
Ensure that the Company???s accountancy documentation and administration procedures are carried out to the Sodexo Way Compliance Standards and that the necessary weekly and monthly returns are completed accurately and transmitted at the appointed time or dispatched manually.
Ensure that all costs and expenditure are within the budgeted levels agreed between the Client and Sodexo and unit is trading in line with budget targets.?? Control all costs such as labour, expenses, cash purchases as agreed with your line manager.
Ensure tariff prices are correct, that all catering services are costed and charged according to the terms of the contract and that the ROL program is fully adhered to.
Maintain levels of stock, cash, local credit and debt outstanding to the agreed establishment targets.
Ensure that methods of preparation, production and presentation comply with Sodexo???s standards and procedures.
Obtain purchases from Sodexo nominated suppliers.
Comply with all relevant sections of the Quality Management System and to complete routine audits at a frequency as indicated in the QMS.
Comply with all Company & Client policies, site rules and statutory regulations relating to Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place and training of staff.
Ensure that all equipment used, is in safe working order, checked regularly and serviced.?? Report any faults to management/client/ helpdesk, ensure they are rectified and ensure equipment is not used until safe.
Ensure that all equipment, monies and the overall establishment, is safe and secure at all times
Ensure the standards across the site(s) are in accordance with the Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators specified in the service contract
To take adequate steps to ensure the security of Company and Client property and monies under your control.
Recruit, manage, induct, train, motivate and appraise staff to promote good employee relations and operate within Company procedures, legislation and the Investors in People standards.?? (Staff PDR to be conducted in line with Company policy). Maintain training records for all staff, ensuring that individual needs are recognized and met either through on or off job training.
Ensure that all Sodexo employees project a positive, approachable, friendly and professional image.
Hold weekly daily briefing meetings using the format provided and hold weekly team catering meetings??
To ensure adequate POS and marketing materials are available for all promotions
To seek innovative & effective ways of promotion & display of all initiatives

Ideal candidate
Proven experience in managing and leading a kitchen team
Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments and innovations
Strong financial understanding and demonstrable budgeting management
Experienced in adhering to and driving company initiatives
Personal innovation and passion for food and service
Demonstrative customer focus and service skills
Strong communication, and negotiation skills
Experience working in a standards /compliance environment
Relevant craft and H&S qualifications and training

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.

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

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Magita Lauder

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