Head Chef

Blandford Forum
Up to 10.50 Per Hour
11 Jun 2019
09 Jul 2019
Mrs Ann Kinsella
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

Head Chef

Are you a Head Chef looking for a quality work life balance creating great food whilst joining a successful FTSE 100 organisation, who are recognised as market leaders within their sectors?

We are looking for a talented and passionate Head Chef to come on board and join the team at Sgts Mess in Blandford Camp.

As a talented Head Chef, you will support the daily catering operation to improve the customer food service experience by delivering a best in class food offer, to military and civilian personnel but also have the chance to demonstrate your creative side with providing great food for banquets and functions.

Package description

  • Great training opportunities

  • Experience of working on large events and competitions

  • Great work life balance through great shift patterns and ability to easily take holiday during Easter, Summer and Christmas when we become quieter on our sites

  • Excellent benefits

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Example Shift pattern:

    Early – 6:00am till 2:30pm

    Late – 11:30 noon till 8:00p

  • 1 Weekend in every 3

  • Occasional late finish and flexibility required.

    Function work included.

Main responsibilities

The successful Head Chef will undertake the following duties:

  • Taking full responsibility for the kitchen's daily operations 

  • Creating new dishes and menus

  • Monitoring and controlling stock levels 

Ideal candidate

Sound interesting? Apply Now

Please send your CV and cover letter or an ESS application form to:

Mark Wardman – Mess Manager

Sgts Mess, Blandford Camp

Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RH    

or by email to mark.wardman@compass-group.co.uk

Tele 01258 482106

About the company


We are ESS – part of the Compass Group family (UK and Ireland’s No.1 catering and support services provider) – market leaders in the provision of catering, retail, leisure and support services in the Defence & Offshore sector. This allows us to work in some of the most historic and iconic locations across the British Isles.

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