Skills Chef

11 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time


The skills Chef will be working with a team of passionate people to help deliver a higher standard of food through developing the skills of our in-house teams and driving new concepts relevant to the sector. The key focus will be to develop relationships with the 6 regional managers to help develop centres of excellence within the 6 regions.

As Skills Development Chef for Caterplus you will be expected to:

  • Plan and deliver centres of excellence within the 6 regions
  • Attend client led regional meetings
  • Collating menus and concepts to deliver to the team
  • Developing a food strategy in co-operation with operations director, senior operations manager and operation support managers
  • Kitchen management training during mobilisation of new and refurbished schemes
  • Constantly bringing innovative and new ideas to the table

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

As Skills Chef we look for the following: 

  • Visionary food person - to deliver fresh ideas and impact
  • Must keep up to speed and have knowledge of the ever-changing food scene
  • Ability to communicate well at all levels, displaying calm and considered thinking. Must be "influencer" and mentor to our chef team. Ability to give objective and constructive views in a professional manner. Able to give clear direction and solve problems under pressure.
  • Ability to give objective and constructive views in a professional manner
  • Able to give clear direction and solve problems under pressure
  • Must have the confidence to present and or talk in front of groups or in a 1 to 1 situation.
  • Have the knowledge and skills to encourage participation in internal and industry competitions including the Elior apprentices
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Professional Qualifications - City and Guilds 7061/2/3 or NVQ equivalent
  • Intermediate level Food Safety and Health and Safety
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of a wide range of cuisines and food styles
  • Proven experience at Head Chef Level
  • Experience in 'fine dining' and a commercial environment would be an advantage

Core Values and Behaviours

Because we believe that the whole experience matters at Caterplus we look for someone who shares the same values:

  • Employee Recognition: recognise and value the contribution of others.
  • Loyalty to our client/customer satisfaction: warm, friendly and genuine with ability to build trust and loyalty.
  • Innovation: actively seek to improve ways of working and offer suggestions.
  • Operational Excellence: committed to achieving results through demonstrating a “can-do” attitude.
  • Responsibility: takes personal responsibility to ensure all Elior ways of working are adhered to.