Executive Head Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
£34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£34,000 - £36,000
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This is an excellent opportunity to develop your culinary career across two University campuses in Richmond and Kensington. In this role, you will join the senior management team for Richmond American University, overseeing food offer development, daily food production and hospitality services. The opportunity is therefore suited to individuals with similar culinary experience, overseeing a large site or multi-site operation.

Main responsibilities
Lead the delivery and production for food/hospitality services for a large University contract, ensuring the delivery of quality food services for students and customers.
Lead, develop and engage a brigade of 5 Chefs (inc a Head Chef) and Kitchen Porters to ensure a high-quality service is delivered, providing coaching and training when required.
Develop the food offering and the engineering of menus and innovation for the contract
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 across a large site
Excellent leadership skills and ability to engage, develop and inspire teams
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.


Executive Head

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

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