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Head Chef

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Job Introduction

As a Head Chef with Sodexo at Picton Barracks in Wiltshire, your culinary expertise and leadership excellence will manage an entire food and beverage production. You'll be providing this service for our armed forces personnel, improving their quality of life every day! 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:   

  • Lead the culinary operation & provide support for the production team 
  • Direct the preparation/duties to the sous chef, commis chefs, chef de parties and other kitchen staff.
  • Arrange on and off duties for all staff, also ensure that your team has a great work/life balance
  • Ensuring strict adherence to all EHO guidelines and systems and Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that kitchen staff follow standards and regulations.
  • Function menu planning
  • Following a set military dining menu and follow the weekly rotations of this
  • Improvisation and maximise the use of existing stocks where necessary
  • Managing stock, overseeing meal presentation and liaise with the client for requests
  • Working with the FOH management team to drive the service excellence
  • Ensure your team are fully trained, and refreshed regularly to the client/Sodexo's standard

What you bring:  

  • NVQ lv 2/3 or experience working in a busy kitchen environment 
  • IT skills, great technical communication and Microsoft packages experience
  • Vast knowledge of food production methods.
  • Extensive knowledge on Allergens and the impact/awareness needed
  • Impeccable leadership skills.
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • The ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues.
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure.
  • The ability to organise your time and workload.

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 24hr 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 apprenticeships and 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!  

Package Description

  • £14.76 per hour
  • 40 hours per week
  • 5 days out of 7
  • Car parking on site 
  • Uniform provided 

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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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