Senior Sous Chef

London, Edgware
Up to £15.32 per hour
11 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Ms Caroline Pearson
Job Function
Chef de partie
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, passionate and excellent craft skilled Senior Sous Chef who would like to take the challenge in assisting the Head Chef in managing a brigade of 5 chefs in an Independent School in North London. This is a great opportunity to work along side a very experienced Head Chef. If you have the drive and confidence in leading a team, then this could be for you?

The Senior Sous Chef will be cooking for the students 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 the head chef  and working alongside an amazing brigade helping to bring the best food trends and fashions to our customers on a daily basis. 

Package description

Up to £15.32 per hour

Mainly Mon – Fri, 37.5 hours per week, needs to be flexible as occasional weekend work

Opportunity to join the Compass share and pension scheme

Up to 10 % discount in various high street stores

Plenty of opportunity to progress within the company

Main responsibilities
  • Will be catering for breakfast and lunch service, all from fresh produce
  • Catering for hospitality and cooking to very high standards
  • Assist the  head chef in managing a small brigade
  • Working to high standards and be quality driven
  • Committed to food and customer service innovation
  • Assist in stock taking, ordering of stock
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to develop and work well within a team
Ideal candidate
  • Preferably come from a high profile BI site or from a hotel background
  • 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
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to develop and work well within a team
  • Immaculate personal presentation, outgoing, passionate, excellent customer service and communication skills are required for this highly visible position
About the company

Chartwells Independent is the leading provider of catering and support services to Independent Schools in the UK, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We provide innovative catering, hospitality and food service by creating imaginative menus delivered with an exceptional service.

We know as a company that great food comes from great ingredients. Our Chefs use seasonal produce, adding their own individual creativity to let the food speak for itself. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a diverse range of cuisines that keep up to date with today’s trends ensuring we offer a great dining experience.

We nurture and develop our teams to enrich their skills which allows them to show their passion and inspiration that as a company we are proud encourage.

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