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Sous Chef

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

Job Introduction

Our chefs at Sodexo are talented, motivated, ambitious, and creative, and we are searching for someone who can tick off all four of these boxes to come and join our team here at Sodexo in Abingdon School as a Sous Chef. As you oversee a whole food and beverage production, your enthusiasm for cuisine and organisational brilliance will shine through to our students, clients, visitors, and colleagues! This is an opportunity to positively influence people daily, supporting the growth of your team and advancing your own career with a leading global services company! 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 do

  • Production of core feeding and hospitality menus 
  • Ensure the appropriate methods of cooking and presentation are used to maintain the highest standards of production and service. 
  • Assist with goods received in order to ensure the correct stock rotation is in place. 
  • Assist with cleaning in the food preparation areas to agreed standards and schedules. 
  • Ensure all allergen paperwork is completed and pre-service briefings are held. 
  • To undertake occasional duties outside of the normal routing within the scope of the department's activities 
  • To report any health and safety incident

What you bring

  • Level 2 or 3 chef qualifications and a minimum 1 year of experience in hands-on cooking, including certificates for food hygiene and health and safety
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Flexible approach to the role
  • Exposure to or experience with large-scale cooking 

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 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 while employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo include a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues do their bit for the environment while keeping fit.
  • Volunteering opportunities enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Full training and a full protective uniform are supplied. 

Are you ready to be part of something greater? Apply today! 

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (UK) and/or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

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

Package Description


  • £17.50 - £20.00 per hour
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday - Occasional Weekends
  • Term Time Only
  • Free onsite parking

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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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