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Head Chef - Southampton

Employer
Compass Group UK Ireland
Salary
Up to £29,330 per Annum (DOE)
Closing date
18 May 2022

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Sector
Foodservice
Hours
Full Time
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Head Chef

Up to £29,330 per annum + free meal on shift.

Monday - Friday Role 7am-3pm

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Head Chef to lead our dedicated catering team, who produce outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients.

We know as a company that great food comes from great ingredients. Our Chefs use seasonal produce, adding their own individual creativity to let the food speak for itself. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a diverse range of cuisines that keep up to date with today’s trends ensuring we offer a great dining experience.

We nurture and develop our teams to enrich their skills which allows them to show their passion and inspiration that as a company we are proud to encourage. You will be leading a team who share the same passion for preparing exciting fresh and nutritious food on a daily basis.

  • The Head Chef will plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times
  • Taking responsibility for the food production with a hands-on approach
  • Driving sales through centrally driven menu planning and promotions and preferred suppliers
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
  • The Head Chef will also be required to implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets
  • Previous Head Chef experience
  • Excellent and Innovative culinary and presentation skills
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Energetic with a passion to do a great job
  • Able to manage staff in a calm, inspirational manner
  • A forward-thinker who can prevent wastage
  • Demonstrates a passion for food
  • Team Player
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Numerate and computer literate with an understanding of financial drivers
  • A clear understanding of profit margins, purchasing policy, budgeting and food costing
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