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Commis Chef

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for  a Commis Chef who will assist in the production and service of food according to Service Level Agreement while maintaining correct levels of Food Safety and Health & Safety.

Role Responsibility

  1. Ensure that appropriate methods of cooking and presentation are used to maintain the highest standards of production and service.
  2. Ensure that legal and company regulations regarding hygiene, health and safety are complied with.

  3. Assist with maintenance of goods received system to ensure statutory and quality standards are maintained.

  4. Assist with the monitoring of production and wastage.

  5. Promote a friendly working relationship with colleagues.

  6. Promote a good company image to customers and guests and use positive customer service practices.

  7. Assist with the implementation of cleaning schedules to agreed standards.  Assist in pre service briefing of colleagues with regard to dish content, portion sizes, service utensils and accompaniments.

  8. To prepare all food with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements: for example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies.

  9. To undertake occasional duties outside the normal routine but within the scope of the position and the department’s activities.





  1. To assist, as required, at special functions, some of which may occur outside normal working hours, for which you will be paid overtime.


  1. To report any complaint or compliment and take action if at all possible.


  1. To report any incident of accident, fire, theft, loss, damage and take action as may be appropriate or possible.


  1. To attend meetings and courses, as required.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Literate & Numerate qualification
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to  communicate effectively with customers, clients, and staff
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to achieve performance criteria, with particular regard to hygiene
  • Positive approach to learning in role
  • Self-motivated
  • Sense of own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to role


  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • 706/2 or NVQ2 chef qualification, or equivalent
  • Previous catering experience




About the Company

In Schools and Colleges with children and/or young persons on site:

Sodexo and the School/College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants/employees must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.


It is the post holder’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact.  S/he will adhere to and ensure compliance with the school/college and Sodexho’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.


If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risk to the safety or welfare of children or young persons in the establishment, s/he must report any concerns to their line manager or to his/her superior immediately.


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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