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Head Chef

Salary:
32000.00 - 40000.00
Location:
Banbury
Company:
SODEXO

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This is an excellent opportunity to develop your culinary career in a prestigious environment with.  In this role, you will lead the food services for a high profile Independent school, managing a team of chefs and working with fresh produce to create menus that enhance the pupil’s performance both in and out of the class room.

As a talented and highly skilled Head Chef, you will have a natural focus on excellent, high quality food and be driven by developing the offer to keep our customers that the school can be a centre of excellent for fresh food quality.


 

Main responsibilities
  • Lead the daily delivery, production and strategy for food and hospitality services for an independent school, including plus fine dining and events.
  • Manage, develop and motivate a team of Chefs to ensure a high-quality service is delivered, providing coaching and training when required.
  • Develop and enhance the service offering and lead the engineering of menus and food innovation for the site.
  • Have responsibility for all aspects of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene for the kitchen
  • Support the GSM in ensuring financial documentation and accountancy of the unit (and those from suppliers) is accurate and within agreed budgeted levels
     
Ideal candidate
  • Previous experience as a Head Chef role, ideally within volume catering, hospitality and fine dining.
  • Demonstrable people managerial skills and experience of training and developing
  • Excellent craft skills
  • Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments and innovations
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Good financial awareness
  • Personal innovation and passion for quality food
  • Experience working in a standards/compliance environment
  • PC literate
     
About the company

In 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.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.

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