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Chef Manager

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

Job Introduction

To ensure the prompt and efficient preparation and service of all meals to the company’s standard and to the client’s satisfaction and maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the catering operation to the required standard in the Service Level Agreement

Role Responsibility

  • To organise, prepare, cook and serve all meals for the specified service at the required times and to the required standard
  • To look at new cooking techniques, menus and recipes which maximise the use of local produce, organic and Fairtrade foods and comply with the HealthyLiving plus criteria and Recipe for Success Guidelines
  • To organise and prepare any special functions which may sometimes be outside of normal working hours
  • To ensure all work areas and surfaces areas clean and tidy as is practical at all times, especially at the end of the day shift
  • Administration duties including: Creating menus, invoicing, health and safety, marketing materials, creating proposals for hospitality, audit documents

The Ideal Candidate


  • Previous experience of chef supervision
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • 706/2 or NVQ2 chef qualification, or equivalent
  • Literate, numerate


  • Ability to achieve and set standards and operate to performance criteria, with particular regard to hygiene
  • Positive approach to learning in role and identifying own training needs as appropriate
  • Self-motivated
  • Sense of own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to role
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability tocommunicate effectively with customers, clients, and staff
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Package Description

Competitive salary plus benefits including pension, option to 'buy' additional flexible benefits such as holidays, healthcare & bonus package.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.


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