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Senior Chef De Partie

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

Job Introduction

Are you passionate about food? 

Do you enjoy working within a team and truly thrive working in a kitchen that caters to high volumes?

We are looking for you….

We are recruiting for a Senior Chef De Partie to join our Sodexo team at Headingley Stadium - home to Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club as well as playing host venue to international rugby and cricket fixtures and major events.

If you are a pro-active, confident Chef De Partie who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and has Level 2 Diploma, and Health and Safety certifications. Apply now! 

Rise with Sodexo

Role Responsibility

  • Provide support to the Exec Head Chef and Development Chef to ensure that all costs and expenditure are within confines of the agreed budget, including food, casual labour, cleaning, disposables, and any other kitchen related costs
  • Assist the Exec Head Chef and Development Chef to write menus
  • Continuously work to develop and improve the food offering at Headingley Stadium, ensuring that our offer remains on trend and relevant within the wider hospitality sector
  • To work with the Exec Head Chef and Development Chef to ensure that the Sodexo purchasing policies and procedures are managed and upheld by the kitchen operations team, to include the strict use of nominated suppliers only, unless otherwise approved by the Exec Head Chef or Account Manager
  • Be accountable for implementing and complying with all Sodexo and statutory Health and Safety and Food Hygiene requirements, ensuring accountability for good housekeeping, stock management and rotation, COSHH, cleanliness and tidiness
  • Assist with the recruitment, training and development of other employees, ensuring the continual succession planning of the kitchen operations team, in line Sodexo HR policies and procedures

The Ideal Candidate

What we are looking for:

  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a similar role within the service industry at a comparable level in a company dealing in high food volumes, i.e., stadium venue or similar
  • Good numerical and communication skills, must be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  • Management knowledge of health & safety, food safety, and allergens
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards
  • Analyse problems analytically, develop opportunities, implement innovative solutions, and work on own initiative within a team environment


  • Level 3 (or equivalent)
  • Pastry specialist experience
  • IOSH qualification or equivalent
  • Food Safety Level 3
  • Proven experience of managing client relationships
  • Proven track record of leading, managing and developing a team

Package Description

Up to £25,000

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

About the Company

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.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is 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


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