Head Chef -

Location
St Albans
Salary
Up to £9.50 per hour
Posted
24 Aug 2017
Closes
21 Sep 2017
Ref
compass/TP/83355/34988/EN
Contact
Mr Edward Nesbitt
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head Chef - St Albans - Up to £9.50 per hour

Term Time Only

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Head Chef to work in conjunction with the General Manager to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of catering in this prestigious contract.

Main responsibilities
  • The Head Chef will plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times
  • Adopt a hands on approach taking responsibility for the food production covering pupil and staff feeding.
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
  • The Head Chef will also be required to implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets.
Ideal candidate
  • Proven experience in a role as a Chef being able to demonstrate a track record of catering for large numbers but at the same time making the customer feel that their meal has been individually prepared for them.
  • Have a ‘big personality'. Great people skills and be able to lead, develop, train and inspire a team.
  • Have a real passion for  food and customer service along with bags of enthusiasm.
  • Food Innovation and development is essential along with being up to date with current food trends
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Superb culinary skills
  • Good financial understanding
  • High standards and be quality driven
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A 'Can do' attitude
About the company

Our Company vision is Great People, Great Service, Great Results and we believe your contribution is crucial to the success of the business. To achieve our vision we live by the values of Integrity, Team work, Passion, Can-Do and Responsibility.