Executive Chef Manager
The company is an ever-growing fresh food business providing bespoke contract catering services to the education and business sectors and are currently looking for an Executive Chef Manager on a full-time basis based in Kingston upon Thames. The position is permanent
They believe in making food a pleasurable and appealing part of school life which adds value to the reputation and, above all, something that the pupils, staff and visitors will enjoy. They understand that their food service needs to reflect the high standards of education provided to the pupils and that it should become an integrated part of the whole school experience.
If the crazy hours of being a restaurant chef aren’t really your bag, this could be a good move. As Executive Chef Manager, you will escape the heat of a restaurant kitchen for the more measured, but competitive world of big business.
Key Features of the Role:
Reporting into the Operations Manager, you will be working with a team of staff and have full responsibility for the financial and operational performance of the catering service.
You will be joining a company who is keen to recognise their employees’ achievements and who can offer a work life balance in return for delivering an exceptional service. If you want to work for a Company that is growing, offers good career prospects and also ensures that their employees are appreciated, then please apply today.
The food offer is fresh food cooked from scratch, so excellent culinary skills are required with a passion for giving customers the best possible lunch experience.
Knowledge and Skills:
· Be an innovative chef with a ‘can do’ approach, with a background in hospitality and fine dining, you will be reliable and able to work to high standards under pressure.
· Be a leader and a proven ability to establish standards, lead a team and a background in a high-volume catering establishment.
· A proven track record able to demonstrate excellent catering, team building, training and customer service skills.
· Have experience of catering for large numbers, ideally in the Education sector.
· Have a clean driving licence as it's a requirement for this role may involve you to travel from site to site
· Have your finger on the pulse with regard to food trends and able to produce innovative and seasonal food.
· Able to plan meticulously and have an eye for detail and head for project managing.
· Have a stable and progressive career to date.
· Be a strong ideas person and team leader.
· Able to understand the Customer requirements, regulations, product and procedures.
· Be ambitious and thrive in a work hard culture.
· Able to demonstrate strong financial skills (GP control and costings).
· Have experience of creating specification sheets.
What’s on Offer?
• £35,000 Per Annum.
• Great working hours, Mainly Monday – Friday but may be required to work weekends when requested, 40 – 45 hours per week
• 25 days holiday a year plus Bank and Public holidays
• Full time, permanent role
Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Executive Chef with a solid working background.
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