Job Title: Head Chef
Department: Catering & Bar Services
Reports To: Catering & Bar Services Manager
Responsible for: Chef Team
Grade: Band H, Spine Point 30
Hours: 36 hours per week (5 days over 7),
52 weeks per year
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Head Chef to drive operational consistency, efficiency and innovation, while, ensuring exceptional quality and optimisation of profit. You will have experience of working as a Head Chef or Senior Chef in a large catering and hospitality operation, preferably but not essential in the University Sector. You will have a successful and progressive track record and be passionate about developing exciting food options.
The Head Chef will plan cyclic menus, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food for all food service areas ensuring customer satisfaction whilst driving sales. You will be responsible for all aspects of food safety, health & safety and COSHH processes within food production areas. You will also be required to implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate cost control against agreed budgets.
To achieve success in this role you will be an inspirational leader with excellent innovative culinary and presentation skills. You will be a confident team player with the ability to forward plan and motivate the team. You will have an eye for detail and be a keen negotiator with suppliers, demonstrating best purchasing practice of menu costing and stock control.
As well as overseeing the day to day operations of the kitchen team you will work closely with the wider management team, the F&B Controller, the Front of House Co-ordinator and build strong relationships with colleagues across the University; seeking opportunities to improve quality of management information and provide excellent service to our customers.
The Catering & Bar Services Department is an in-house operation at St. Mary’s and is part of the TUCO purchasing framework. It caters to the food and beverage requirements for all catering and bar outlets, delivered hospitality, all functions including weddings, conferences and meetings, at locations on and off campus.
Since 1850 St Mary’s has been preparing students for flourishing lives and successful careers within a strong community of trust and respect based on our Catholic ethos and identity.
For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click https://stmarysjobs.engageats.co.uk/