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Head Chef

£38,000 to £40,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Head Chef

Salary Depending on ExperienceJob Reference: SDX/TP/35693/93750Contract Type: Permanent - Full TimeClosing Date: 01 October, 2022Location: Central London , England

Job IntroductionWe re looking for someone who can motivate, engage, and lead a brand-new team in the catering industry.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an motivated and experienced Head Chef to join our team at our renovated London site to a lead the food services of a well known media company, located 5 mins from Tottenham Court Road station.

We are looking for a chef who is passionate about food, enthusiastic, personable, creative, organised and flexible - you will enjoy being the face of food at this exciting client site.

As you will be responsible for managing a small team of 2 Chefs and a KP, you will need strong leadership skills with the ability to engage, instruct, motivate whilst remaining calm under pressure.

You will be a real foodie with a passion, flair and innovation for different styles of food including street food trends as well as hospitality.

It s a Monday to Friday role however with this amazing space there will be the occasional evening events with over time payed at 1.5x or 2x if scheduled on a Sunday or bank holidays

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in a growing business with the autonomy to create a growing brand.

Role Responsibility

  • Manage the food production in its entirety for the kitchen
  • Produce dishes to the required standard and quantity
  • Ensure menu offer is ready for the required service time with strict attention to quality and presentation
  • Brief the kitchen team and communicate any changes in menu or production
  • Be the face of the food service and own the service front and back of house
  • Ensure tariff prices are correct at all point of sale, that all catering services are costed and charged according to the terms of the contract and that the menu management system (DRIVe) is fully adhered to
  • 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.
  • Comply with all Company & Client policies, site rules and statutory regulations relating to Food Safety, 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, ensure they are rectified and ensure equipment is not used until safe.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Personal innovation and passion for food and service
  • Craft qualifications or gained chef skills through in house training
  • Experienced senior sous chef or Head chef
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Ability to instruct and motivate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well-developed leadership skills
  • Food Hygiene and Health and Safety Certificates

Package Description£38,000 - £40,000 Depending on Experience

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

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.

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  • Job Reference: 702629976-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Sodexo
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £38,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent