Regional Executive Chef - Midlands

Location
Midlands
Salary
Up to £45,000
Posted
10 Aug 2018
Closes
07 Sep 2018
Ref
compass/TP/32/42626/EN
Contact
Mr Edward Nesbitt
Job Function
Executive Chef
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Regional Executive Chef - Midlands

Up to £45,000

Eurest, part of Compass Group, is the market leader in the provision of food and support services to business and industry providing nearly 1,500 organisations, including 80 of the FTSE 100, with staff restaurants, delis, cafe bars, shops and a wide range of facilities management services.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Regional Executive Chef, responsible for providing culinary support. This support will include delivering special events, training of culinary teams, monitoring and maintenance of culinary standards, monitoring compliance with Compass procedures and systems, and support for client functions.

Main responsibilities
  • 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
  • Taking responsibility for the food production with a hands-on approach
  • Possess an exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events
  • Driving sales through centrally driven menu planning and promotions and preferred suppliers
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
  • To implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets
  • Management of the Chef brigade
  • Ordering and stock-taking
Ideal candidate
  • Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • Passion for great food and excellent service delivery
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding culinary skills
  • Ability to motivate and develop all levels of chefs
  • Experience in training culinary skills
  • Ability to deliver presentations to all levels confidently and accurately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels
  • Financially astute with regards to food costings and margin management
  • Have a ‘big personality’. Great people skills and be able to lead, develop, train and inspire a large team.
  • Have a real passion for food and customer service along with bags of enthusiasm and recognising that customer engagement is key.
  • Food Innovation and development is essential along with being up to date with current food trends
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
  • Experience of using process and planning to deliver consistent result to expectations
  • Ability to work on own initiative but within a frameworks
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including; Word, Excel and PowerPoint
About the company

Compass Group UK and Ireland is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio