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Head Chef

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

Job Introduction

About the role    

At Sodexo, we are passionate about food and we place our patients at the heart of everything we do. Our talented chefs use their passion to create beautiful dishes with the finest ingredients, while being sensitive to nutritional needs and environmental impact. To provide this great service, we have a team of passionate Chefs behind us, and we currently have a vacancy for a Head Chef to join us!

You will manage, motivate and organise a dedicated kitchen team to ensure we deliver service excellence and quality throughout the catering operation, always ensuring that Health and Safety regulations (such as Food Safety and COSHH regulations) are followed.

You’ll budget, order and plan detailed menus controlling food stocks and provisions as required. Whilst ensuing all areas of the kitchen are spotless and well maintained ready for any EHO visits! 


A few things about you  

You must be a qualified chef with a passion for food and innovation and a great team player. Your communication skills need to be top notch and your attention to detail second to none. Our patients are at the heart of what we do, so it’s important that remarkable customer service is always at the forefront.   

You must hold Food Safety level 3 or equivalent, food hygiene certificate and fully understand Allergy management.

You must have previous experience as a sous or head chef working in a similar industry (i.e. catering or food production) and also have previous experience supervising a team.

Sodexo embeds a strong Safety culture in everything we do so there will be company procedures to follow and you must maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the food preparation and service areas at all times.  

The Ideal Candidate

Why choose Sodexo?    

You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.     

What do we mean when we say belong?     

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.     

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career.    

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

 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.      

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process    

Our benefits:    

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life and health and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefit that you can tailor to suit your needs and help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo.     

  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)    
  • 5% pension contribution    
  • Sodexo Discounts from over 1,200 top retailers     
  • Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family    
  • Cycle to work     
  • Life assurance    


Package Description

Hourly rate is £11 per hour

37.5hrs a week – Working 1 weekend in 3

Shits are either 6.30am-2.30pm or 10.30am-6.30pm

About the Company

A bit about us  


In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.       

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.       



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