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Head Chef

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

Job Introduction

As Head Chef at Sodexo in Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, Minor Road, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9TU, you will plan, execute, and manage the production and delivery of daily food ensuring exceptionally high standard in accordance with company and client expectations and service level agreements. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.

What you’ll do

  • Ensure compliance with designated menu planning criteria and uphold rigorous standards for food quality and cleanliness in our service.
  • Maintain adherence to budgetary constraints while maximising resource efficiency. This entails effective stock management, prioritising food safety and minimising waste. Additionally, ensure the achievement of contract food costs and proficient menu compilation.
  • Ensure the ordering of foodstuffs and the prompt service of all meals at required times to Company and Client specifications.
  • Ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, along with all pertinent regulations and industry standards.
  • Uphold stringent adherence to the Food Safety Act, including meticulous temperature control and comprehensive food hygiene practices.
  • Ensure that personal working hygiene standards and those of staff for whom you are responsible meet both the company and statutory requirements.
  • Uphold exceptional standards in both food preparation and cleaning services, ensuring all catering equipment is operated and maintained safely and hygienically. Promptly report any equipment defects or malfunctions.
  • Proactively engage in learning opportunities and foster a culture that promotes and supports team training and development.
  • Promptly report any incidents of fire, loss, damage, spoiled food, or other irregularities or deviations from the contract. Take delegated corrective actions swiftly and effectively.

What you bring

  • Qualifications:
    • City & Guilds 706/1 and 2 or
    • NVQ Level 2 Food Preparation or
    • Five Scotvec Catering Modules
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Safety Certificate (ISOH)
  • Two years of experience in catering/people management

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; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:                                                                                                                         

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work-related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24-hour virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death-in-Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment  
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied  

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!  

Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications

Package Description

We're seeking an experienced Head Chef to join our exceptional team at Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, located in the captivating Shetland Islands. This position presents a distinctive work-life balance, with an impressive 26 weeks off annually.

If you think this could be you, then keep on reading and ensure you read the Job Description attached!

  • 73.5 Hours per week 3 weeks on 3 weeks off
  • £36,595.00
  • Transportation from Aberdeen to Sheltand and back to Aberdeen.
  • Ensuite, single room accommodation provided
  • On-site Gymnasium and fitness suite as well as a Convenience Store and Bar
  • Full uniform.

Please note that because this employment is full-time, it is not suited for a student visa limited to 20 hours of work during term time.

About the Company

About Sodexo 

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, 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.

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