Second Head Chef

Competitive Salary plus Excellent Benefits
11 Sep 2017
09 Oct 2017
Ms Hollie Price
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, passionate and excellent craft skilled Sous Chef or Second Head Chef who would like to take the opportunity to assist the Head Chef in managing a large and busy site in Hatfield, Herefordshire.

You will be cooking for the colleagues on site who love to enjoy delicious food that is as fresh as it is creative. We pride ourselves on offering a food service that is second to none. This is a great opportunity to join us working day time hours, so no more unsociable hours! Reporting to our Head Chef and working alongside an amazing brigade helping to bring the best food trends and fashions to our customers on a daily basis.

Main responsibilities
  • You will work alongside the Head Chef, supporting with the daily menus and that are always planned for the following day
  • In the Head Chefs absence, have full responsibility for the kitchen and team
  • Ensure smooth running of the kitchen to produce 3 good services a day
  • Responsible for keeping customer satisfaction high and improve scores
  • To check and sign all HSE records
  • Ensure the entire kitchen team are trained and up keeping with Compass Group and the clients HSE standards audits
  • Communicate and plan with night shift daily to ensure both shifts are on the same page
  • To ensure all new starters and agency receive proper induction and sign induction sheet to confirm they have understood
  • To lead pre service briefings and keep up communication with all staff
  • Assisting client with any kitchen queries and communicating about fluctuating customer numbers
Ideal candidate
  • Passionate and aims to cook to the highest quality freshest food possible
  • Good motivator and able to work well within a team
  • IT literate
  • Have excellent culinary skills with great attention to detail
  • A creative thinker with sound knowledge of the latest food trends and fashions
  • Have sound knowledge of hygiene, health and safety requirements
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • A team player with experience of supervising a team within a similar environment
  • You will have Qualified to NVQ level1/2 in food preparation and cooking or equivalent
About the company

14forty self-delivers food and hospitality, cleaning, security, guest and business services, and works with trusted partners to deliver other, technical services. Through its provision of a truly integrated service, with a single management point of contact 14forty reduces organisational expenditure on facilities management, drives bespoke service agreements and provides better value for money.

Built on the fact that there are 1440 precious minutes in every day, 14forty aims to maximise the productivity of each of these for its clients. Its employees are highly trained and multi-skilled enabling them to fulfil several functions, whilst one point of contact and intelligent management information ensure that performance expectations are exceeded

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