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Chef Manager

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

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting a Chef Manager to deliver to up to 400 fresh food daily for the school children at Lammas School & 6th Form in Leyton.

This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your culinary career and develop yours skills within a PFI contract. As a Chef Manager you will provide daily service delivery and production of high quality food, from daily student feeding to the set-up of exciting events within the school. 

This position will suit an ambitious individual, who is skilled in fresh food delivery  in large quantity, team management and customer service.

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

Role Responsibility

  • To organise and be assisted with the preparation and presentation of all meals service
  • To ensure that all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements
  • To organise any special function as required and to the correct standard, some of which may occur outside of normal working hours.
  • To establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with individuals at all levels within the Company and the Client organisation.
  • To ensure that the Company's accountancy, documentation and administration procedures are carried out to the laid down standard.

**A full list of responsibilities can be found in the attached job description**

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong level of literacy and numeracy
  • 706/2 or NVQ2 chef qualification, or equivalent
  • Previous catering experience and a Great Passion for Food and Team Engagement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to  communicate effectively with customers, clients, and staff at all levels
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Computer literacy
  • 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 and the ability to meet target deadlines as set by the Account Manager
  • Ability to work effectively as part of and in the development of a team with a flexible approach to role and to successfully implement change

Desirable

  • 706/2 or NVQ3 chef hospitality qualification, or equivalent
  • Previous experience of catering management and employee engagement
  • Experience of managing and developing a team in an educational establishment
  • Gross Margin and Selling Price Calculations
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of delivering training using company guidelines
  • Good standard of financial acumen
  • Ability to develop increasing individual effectiveness through leadership, motivation, communication, coaching and training

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. This role 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.

Package Description

Competitive salary + flexible benefits

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 and much more!

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

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