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Chef (Defence)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

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.

Job Purpose

  • The Preparation, cooking and service of food to the highest standards as per the company standards and policies

Role Responsibility

Accountabilities or “what you have to do”

  • Assist the in the ordering, control and correct storage of food stuffs
  • Reporting of defects to the
  • To maintain the required high operational and personal standard of hygiene and presentation at all times in compliance with the Food Safety Act
  • Compliance by you to the Health and Safety Act and COSHH regulations
  • Ensure that you adhere to the correct disposal and storage of all food items as directed by the
  • Ensure accurately taking and recording temperatures of fridges and freezers, hot cabinets, serveries in line with Sodexo’s Safety Management System (SMS)
  • To ensure that all foods served under your control are served and held at the required temperatures (probed and recorded)
  • Ensure that the kitchen area that you are working in is clean and hygienic at all times
  • Ensure that the handing over procedures and opening up /closing down procedures are complied to, with emphasis on safety and security
  • To continue to develop one’s own skills / knowledge within the position
  • To undertake any other reasonable task as directed.


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or “What it will look like when you are doing the job well”

  • Contribution to gross profits and improvements to budget performance as determined by segment business objectives
  • The improvement and monitoring in health and safety, environment, risk, client satisfaction and quality

The Ideal Candidate

Skills, Knowledge and Experience



  • Must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:- City and Guilds 706/1 and 2, NVQ level 2and possess a basic level food safety certificate
  • Good numerical and communication skills, must be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of health & safety and food safety
  • Able to work on own initiative within a team environment
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards



  •  IOSH and CIEH qualifications or equivalent
  • Proven track record of employment within the catering industry
  • Experience of working in a military environment

Contextual or other information

  • Travel and overnight stay may be required to undertake training and other business requirements
  • May be required to work unsociable hours in line with business requirements
  • Flexibility on work schedule will be required at times


Package Description

An opportunity has arisen to join us in the Allenby Connaught contract which delivers catering, retail and leisure facilities to the Armed Forces.

Some of the benefits of working with us are:

  • 20 days paid annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company sick pay after 6 months of service
  • Company pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers are available
  • Employment discount program
  • We offer comprehensive benefits that let full and part-time employees choose the plans that are right for them
  • We guarantee all employees will receive respect and fair treatment
  • Ensuring a safe and secure workplace
  • Providing training on-the-job, online and in classroom settings that help you excel in your current job and advance to positions of greater responsibility
  • Opening the doors to higher education
  • An employee incentive scheme


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