Overview

Salary: 40 hrs a week

Shift hours: Full Time

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Chef to join our busy team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Main responsibilities:

  • To manage all day to day aspects of preparation and presentation of the food service offer to the Company’s standards
  • Prepare food to the highest standard of quality at all times
  • Manage food ordering to the required company standard.
  • Follow recipes and instruction, as directed by line manager and in accordance to the required food offer
  • To provide an efficient and friendly service to customers in all areas of the catering department
  • To ensure that food is presented and served in a clean, hygienic environment
  • Driving sales and promoting service excellence
  • Ensure all necessary documentation is completed to comply with company and industry standards
  • To communicate well with customers and demonstrate a helpful attitude at all times
  • To undertake cleaning and ensure all aspects of equipment and production area cleaning is completed: walls up to 6ft, floors, fixtures, fittings, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glassware etc., to the Company’s standard according to the cleaning rota or as directed
  • To attend/receive any job-related training as required
  • Report all accidents and near misses in accordance to the health & safety documentation
  • Wear the correct uniform at all times
  •    Meet the demands of customers by providing the correct catering services within the agreed SLA contract agreement
  •    Ensure financial documentation and accountancy of the unit (and those from suppliers) is accurate and within agreed budgeted levels as directed by line manager
  •    Manage the quality and hygiene of the food cycle from delivery through to service; checking deliveries and taking and recording all temperatures, as required.
  •    Actively enforce relevant statutory, company and site H&S compliance together with the monitoring of related equipment
  •    Motivate and lead the kitchen production team to perform their roles to a high standard and in  alignment to Sodexo policies and procedures.
  • Actively seek and identify opportunities for business growth within the contract.
  • Ensure expenditure is within the budget levels agreed between the Client and Sodexo.  Monitor all costs such as labour, disposables and cash purchases as directed by line manager.
  • Ensure tariff prices are correct and all catering services are costed and charged according to the terms of the contract using company tools and precedures as directed by line manager.
  • Maintain levels of stock and carry out stock takes.
  • Ensure that methods of preparation, production and presentation comply with Sodexo’s standards and procedures.
  • Comply with all Company & Client policies, site rules and statutory regulations relating to Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place.
  • Ensure that all equipment used, is in safe working order and report any faults to line manager, ensuring the equipment is not used until safe.
  • To fulfil any other reasonable requests
  • Additional Ad-hoc Duties:

  • To assist/manage any special functions, some of which may occur outside working hours
  • To rectify or report any customer complaints or compliments, take some remedial action if possible and report to line manager.
  • To report immediately any incidents of accident, fire, theft, loss, damage, unfit food, or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate or possible
  • To attend meetings and training courses as may be necessary
  • To provide cover in other areas during periods of holidays and sickness, including deputising for line manager.

The successful candidate for this role will be:

  • Experienced in working in a busy kitchen environment
  • Passionate for producing fresh food to a high standard
  • Customer focused
  • A strong communicator
  • Experienced at working with a team
  • Complying to health, safety and hygiene standards

Reference: SDX/TP/613242/66941

Location: Addlestone, England