Training and Development Chef - Hounslow

London & South
Up to £35,000
13 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Mrs Ann Kinsella
Job Function
Executive Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

Training and Development Chef - Hounslow

Up To £35,000

Monday - Friday

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Training and Development 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, sales and retention presentations and support for client functions.

If you are an innovative and creative Executive Chef or Development Chef, passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients, and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development - Apply now!

Main responsibilities

  • Working with the development team to create new exciting concepts for the contract

  • Responsible for completing food development briefs from start to finish and working with the Executive Chefs to create and develop training in line with needs and future food trends

  • You will work with the Central Chef team to ensure all food service and client requests are dealt with efficiently and with excellent customer service

  • To oversee, plan and support food production across the schools to ensure continuous improvement and change is achieved

  • Working with schools, coordinating training sessions to be held in the training suite at the central kitchen

  • Working with the Contract Manager to provide strategy and innovation, and menu planning that enhances client and pupil experience

  • Building, training and supporting kitchen teams by developing a robust succession plan

  • Maintaining and supporting the delivery of all company Health, Safety, Food Hygiene and COSHH regulations

  • Holding workshops to support culinary activities, establishing presentation techniques and quality standards across the contract

  • To work in partnership with the nutritionist to ensure healthy eating is planned and communicated to the chefs/cooks

Ideal candidate

  • Experience in a similar catering environment

  • Food Hygiene Certificate – Level 4

  • High standards and quality driven

  • Awareness of current and moving food trends in education

  • Ability to manage a team

  • A ‘can do’ attitude

  • City & Guilds 706/1 or NVQ equivalent

  • Presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a team / previous coaching or training experience

  • Passionate about food

  • Exceptional attention to detail

About the company

Our Company vision is Great People, Great Service, Great Results and we believe your contribution is crucial to the success of the business. To achieve our vision we live by the values of Integrity, Team work, Passion, Can-Do and Responsibility.

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