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Chef Supervisor

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

Job Introduction

  • To provide effective delivery of catering services to the client organisation
  • To operationally oversee the shift to assist the Executive Head chef in delivering the service to the required specification
  • To motivate and supervise the chefs, assist in training programmes as directed by the Executive Head Chef/ Chef Manager
  • Embrace the principles of Collaborative Business Relationships (BS11000), in line with Sodexo’s vision and values

Role Responsibility

  • To continue to develop one’s own skills and knowledge within the position, including any required training courses
  • To maintain excellent client/customer relationships
  • To attend team briefs, huddles and meetings as required
  • To attend your performance development review to discuss job standards and agree development activities
  • To maintain a clean and tidy work area at all times
  • To maintain high levels of personal hygiene and wear the appropriate uniform and PPE as required
  • To care for all available resources including equipment, materials and supplies as directed
  • To report any near miss occurrences, accidents or faulty equipment to management
  • To ensure effective communication with line manager, team, customer and client organisation
  • To maintain all areas of responsibility to the set service standards and in line with applicable service offer
  • To oversee the shift and make operational decisions to ensure service delivery
  • To raise any service or performance concerns to line manager in a timely manner 
  • To manage the consumption of ingredients in line with recipe cards establishing targets, exercising economy of food, fuel and prevention of waste
  • Good understanding of menu planning
  • Mange recipe on Line system and ensure that menus and recipes are followed
  • Deputise for the Head Chef in their absence
  • Ensure that the team adhere to the correct cooking, disposal and storage of all food items as directed by the catering manager / centre manager
  • Ensure and monitor that the team are accurately taking and recording temperatures of fridges and freezers, hot cabinets, serveries in line with Sodexo’s Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Ensure that all foods served under your control are served and held at the required temperatures (probed and recorded)
  • Ensure that the handing over procedures and opening up and closing down procedures are compiled to, with emphasis on safety and security
  • To provide catering support services across the site including food preparation, cooking and presentation, storage and disposal of food and monitoring practices to ensure that company and legislative requirements are met
  • To carry out any other reasonable tasks and/or instructions as directed by management

The Ideal Candidate


  • Previous experience of working in catering operational role
  • Able to work on own initiative within a team environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards
  • Knowledge in Health & Safety and Food Safety
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Must have one of the following qualification’s or equivalent; BSC (Catering), MHCIM, HND, City and Guild 706/1 and 2, NVQ level 2 and 3 and pose an intermediate level food safety


  • Experience of working within military environment

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, 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

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.


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