Head Chef - Term Time Only

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Food, Beverage
South East
£24,750 to £24,750 per annum
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We are currently recruiting a Head Chef (Boarding House Chef) to deliver fresh food for up to 60 boys within one of Eton College’s boarding houses.

If you are looking for that next step, this is an excellent opportunity to enhance your culinary career and develop yours skills within a prestigious boarding school.

We are looking for a personable, friendly individual to give focus to the daily service delivery and production of high quality exciting food, from daily student feeding of breakfast, snack, lunch and supper to the set-up of functions and events within the boarding house. Working closely with our customers, you will become part of the house and join in with celebrations and sports to build good relationships and create a home from home for the students.

This position will suit an ambitious individual, who is skilled in fresh food delivery and customer service.

Please note, this role works 6 days per week for 36 weeks per year (term time) and is a mixture of early and late shifts.

To find out more about our Independent Schools business visit: www.independentsbysodexo.com 

Job DescriptionAs part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave. We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.
Main Responsibilities
Delivery of freshly cooked food for a boarding house, ensuring high standards of quality and customer service
Ensure consistency of service and standards within the house, implementing service improvement and creative solutions where required
Effectively work across both Sodexo and Eton College teams to build profitable long term relationships and support the college objectives
Work with Chefs to ensure all food is prepared fresh and to a high standard as per service level agreement, Company policy and current legislation
Establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with individuals at all levels within the Company and the Client organisation
Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary

The Ideal Candidate
Previous experience in a Chef role, ideally with experience of boarding houses or equivalent environment is ideal
Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments and innovations
Good communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels
Personal innovation and passion for quality food
Knowledge of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, 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.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

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.

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.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Chloe Bromley

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