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Head Chef

Salary:
30000.00 - 35000.00
Location:
Kingston Upon Thames
Company:
Sodexo

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Are you a passionate and innovative chef with proven experience in managing and leading a kitchen team?

We are currently looking for a Head Chef to join the team at our client site in Surrey to effectively manage the kitchen team to achieving the highest standard of food production.

This role requires a dynamic indiviudal with the ability to multi-task andleada pro-active team to deliver an exceptional level of service, whilst adhering to food safety legislation. You will have the opportunity to be creative with the food offer, whilst managing and developing a great team.

Package description

30,000 - 35,000 per annum + benefits

Main responsibilities
  • To effectively manage the kitchen team to achieving the highest standard of food production.
  • To control and manage the food cost in line with the budget, source ingredients in accordance with the Companys sourcing policy and control production and portions in line with agreed specifications.
  • Meet the demands of customers by providing the right catering services within the agreed SLA and contract agreement.
  • Actively seek and identify opportunities for business growth within the contract and external market.
  • To conduct regular performance reviews with the team offering training and coaching when necessary
  • Ensure compliance with all Company and Client policies and procedures, statutory regulations relating to your work place,
Ideal candidate

Essential

  • Proven experience in managing and leading a kitchen team
  • Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments & innovations
  • 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

Desirable

  • Previous experience in multi service site
  • ISOH
  • Food Safety level 3
  • First aid
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.

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

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