Head Chef

  • Job Reference: com/2905/87739001/52637646/R/B
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Employer: Compass Group
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £14.84 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Birmingham's flagship private hospital is seeking an exceptional Head Chef to lead our culinary team and elevate our patient dining experience. Whether you're a Chef looking to take the next step in your career or already a Head Chef looking for a new opportunity, we'd like to hear from you!
As a Head Chef, you will be responsible for driving high standards and a dynamic approach to our state of the art private hospital. With an average of 60 - 100 covers in the staff & visitor restaurant and approximately 250 patients on a weekly basis, you'll be responsible for creating an outstanding culinary experience in a fast paced environment. In return, you will have the chance to progress your career with a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate. 
Could you bring your spark to Healthcare? Here's what you need to know before applying for a Head Chef position with Compass Group UK&I.We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • To help with the cost of living crisis, Compass will be providing a free meal or equivalent Subsidy while working
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • With extensive UK Coverage, grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes with Compass Group UK&I
Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing delicious, high-quality food that delights our clients and customers including patients
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our food service and producing enticing daily offerings for the restaurant based on a supported theme created for the Private Healthcare environment
  • Creating a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed and supported
  • Delivering our tasty food concepts to our customers
  • Representing Compass Group UK&I and maintaining a positive brand image
  • Ordering food, looking after stock control and controlling food waste whilst maintaining healthy balanced choices
  • Overseeing kitchen cleaning responsibilities to maintain hygiene standards
  • Managing budgets and successfully meeting financial targets
  • Complying with Food Handling & Hygiene standards 
  • Complying with Health & Safety regulations
  • Supporting the Unit Manager to ensure the team have continuity of leadership
Our ideal Head Chef will:
  • Hold a City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 or NVQ equivalent
  • Create a positive work environment where the whole team can thrive
  • Be a brilliant communicator and easily build relationships
  • Have experience in a similar Head Chef role
  • Strive for excellence in an enthusiastic and motivated manner
  • Take initiative and make decisions that are right for our customers
  • Have a desire to succeed in your role
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate exceptional timekeeping and reliability
  • Have a safety-first mind set
  • Passionate about food
Part of Compass Group UK&I, Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.
Job Reference: com/2905/87739001/52637646/R/BU
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!