Head Chef

24 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Ms Katherine Bell
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a foodie who has worked in a corporate environment looking for an exciting and autonomous role?

We are recruiting for a head Chef to join the team at a Pharmaceutical Corporate Head office in Brentford, Middlesex. This role requires a commercial and innovative leader with lots of catering experience.


Main responsibilities
  • Deliver the food programmes appropriate for the contract and in line with Sodexo brands
  • Drive profitability for both Sodexo and client through excellence in execution
  • Consult on designs and develop solutions for new kitchens, restaurant services
  • Project manage key projects in Food Transformation
  • Lead or consult the recruitment process on Key Food positions within our defined business portfolio
  • Deliver on brand integrity with in all Sodexo run outlets
  • Develop and implementation of site business and training plan
  • Strength in being ambassador of customer service to the highest level; customer service excellence
  • Maintain compliance with client and/or program contracts for all outlets
  • Interface with engineers, architects, contractors and project managers to ensure successful project completion 
Ideal candidate
  • Minimum 2 yrs experience as a Senior Sous chef / Head Chef or group head chef in blue chip organisation
  • P&L experience
  • Strong financial awareness and understanding of budgets
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to manage teams of people
  • Impeccable culinary skills
  • Client customer communication skills, with the ability to develop long term relationships
  • Passion for food and service delivery
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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