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Job Introduction

As a Chef at Deer Park Approved Premises, Sheffield, S2 2RU

Approved Premises (APs) contribute to the effective risk management of people released from prison by providing an enhanced level of supervision, monitoring and rehabilitation within the community. The post will provide you experience of working with complex and vulnerable people and an understanding of residential setting within the Criminal Justice System. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater, you’ll belong to a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way and aid the rebuilding of many lives, everyday.

What you’ll do:

  • To plan, prepare, cook and appropriately present meals to the residents
  • Ability to follow recipes well, and have a good experience in volume cooking
  • To ensure routine day to day as well as specialised cleaning of kitchen equipment, work surfaces, kitchen floors and storage areas
  • To ensure waste is controlled with regard to preparation and cooking
  • To maintain the highest standards of health, hygiene and safety
  • To manage and control all food, to include; receiving and checking stock, checking equipment and materials are used correctly, closely monitoring portion control.
  • To ensure that routine data is collected as required and that all daily checks, including temperature control during production, preparation, service and storage are carried out properly.
  • To immediately report all accidents, near misses, damage or breakages to the Catering supervisor  
  • To ensure that the Catering Department is opening and closed at the required times and secured when not in use
  • To undertake any other tasks appropriate with the duties and responsibilities of the post
  • To attend any relevant training sessions to ensure that you are fully equipped to perform your role effectively

What you bring: 

  • 2 years of experience in hands-on cooking
  • Experience of working to strict food hygiene standards
  • Experience in following recipes and open to cooking many cuisines

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  

Package Description

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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