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Head Chef

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Job Introduction

Head Chef
Location: London
Salary: £44,000 - £47,000 & range of excellent employee benefits
Onsite – Monday-Friday – No weekends

Sodexo has a great opportunity for a Head Chef to work with our prestigious client on an iconic account at their global headquarters on the Victoria Embankment in London.

Joining our team at their large consumer goods site on the Victoria Embankment, you will oversee delivery and develop the food offer in the employee dining restaurant and deli area. Maintaining and elevating Modern Recipe based menus taking on board feedback to drive sales through positive actions, you will deliver innovative ways to engage clients through themed days and food calendars.

Ensuring the prompt and efficient preparation and delivery in all food areas to the company’s standard and to the client’s satisfaction, to ensure that all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly concerning customers’ special dietary requirements for nut, dairy, improved choice for ethnic minority customers or wheat allergies among others.

Working in an environment that fosters innovation and supports your professional growth, this is a real chance for you to become a valued member of our team, where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way. 

About You 
Experience and knowledge requirement for this role: 
  • Demonstrate ability to work inside parameters set with Modern recipe and Unilever initiatives
  • Experience of developing an innovative food offer to meet client and customer needs
  • Ability to develop increasing individual effectiveness through leadership, motivation, communication, coaching and training
  • A clear understanding of profit margins, purchasing policy, budgeting and food costing, including control.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and staff at all levels
  • Ability to achieve and set standards and operate to performance criteria, with a particular regard to hygiene
  • Positive approach to learning in role and identifying own training needs as appropriate
  • Excellent and Innovative culinary and presentation skills
  • Energetic with a passion to do a great job
  • Able to manage staff in a calm, inspirational manner
  • A forward-thinker who can prevent wastage
  • Demonstrates a passion for food
  • Team Player with a flexible approach to role
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Numerate and computer literate
  • Experience of delivering training using company guidelines 
  • Good standard of financial acumen 
Qualifications required:
  • CIEH Level 3 Food Safety qualification
  • IOSH Managing Safety qualification
What we offer
Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you. 

In addition, we offer:
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Wide range of Employee benefits
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company

About Sodexo
At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. We operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and identities. 

We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

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.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture.

Ready to be part of something greater? 

Apply today!

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