HEAD CHEF – CONTRACT CATERING – CHERTSEY
|Location||England, Surrey, Chertsey|
|Contact Name||Scattergoods Agency Ltd|
|Salary||Up to £32000 per annum + benefits|
Head Chef – Our client a leading contract caterers for a high profile office site in Chertsey are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and talented head chef.
This will be a Monday- Friday based role
There are 600 delegates on site and as Head Chef you will work with a young creative team in continuing to provide an outstanding level of food for the client on site. You should be able to implement ideas and new trends within the menus to be able to consistently recognise new opportunities within the hospitality and daily food service provided
To manage the smooth and efficient operation of the kitchen to ensure the company’s reputation for food quality is maintained at all times.
*To plan, prepare, cook and present food to the standards required by the company and the client.
*To ensure that the company’s reputation for excellent food and service is enhanced with the client and customers.
*To control portion size and monitor waste.
*To ensure supplies are correctly issued, used and accounted for to carry out stock takes and food rotation procedures.
*To maintain records relating to food production activities and supplier information as required by the Catering Manager.
*To ensure Health and Safety and Food Safety Standards are maintained in line with company policy.
*To set objectives and be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen including supervising the recruitment
and selection process
*To assess employee performance and recognise training needs and potential as appropriate.
*To hold team meetings on a regular basis to communicate targets, standards required and company and client information.
*To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
*To be customer focused at all times, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs.
*To ensure all food is cooked, presented and served in line with company standards as outlined in the Restaurant and Grab & Go guides, using innovation in the method and style of
presentation and food service.
*To assess kitchen team performance and recognise training needs and potential as appropriate.
*To ensure training is carried out in line with the company training policy .
*To ensure that all employees are knowledgeable and motivated about their roles and the business through effective induction, accurate job descriptions and on the job training.
*To develop the team by empowering them, supporting them, encouraging them and maintaining an ‘open door’ policy.
*To motivate and lead by example, ensuring you and your team have fun at work and are proud of your efforts.
*To ensure that all standards of food preparation and service are established and achieved in line with location budget.
*To consistently look at ways of maximising income through effective purchasing via nominated suppliers and creative merchandising.
*To maintain budgetary records and ensure that all budgets are adhered to, unless exceptional circumstances arise.
Health & Safety, Food Safety, the Environment:
*To ensure that the kitchen meets statutory and company requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and environment legislation and procedures.
*To conduct Food Safety and Health and Safety Risk Assessments and ensure that all standards and procedures with regard to Hygiene and Safety are established and maintained in line with the company manual.
*To ensure all kitchen staff and high risk food handlers are trained to the appropriate standard.
*To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of your Manager and attending training courses as identified.
*To show commitment to company values in all aspects of your role.
*To act as a positive ambassador for the business.
*To assist / deputise for Catering Manager.
Scattergood’s are acting as an agency on behalf of this vacancy. Scattergood’s is a specialist Hospitality and Catering agency which provides Temporary and Permanent staff throughout the Surrey and Hampshire area.
In line with UK Immigration and Employment Law, only applicants eligible to live and work in the UK need apply. Proof of ID will be required in the form of a Passport, National ID Card or Birth Certificate upon application.
For this position, and other live vacancies, please visit our website www.scattergoods.co.uk
It is Scattergood’s intention to contact all applicants where possible, however if you have not heard from us within 5 days, please assume you have not been successful at this stage.
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