Head Chef - Hemel Hempstead

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/16802/71417AK
  • Date Posted: 9 March 2020
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead
  • Salary: £12.08 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: 12.08 Per Hour
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Head Chef

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Head Chef to prepare, cook and present food to the highest standards in a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment.

Job Description
  • £12.08 per hour. 30 hours per week.
  • The opportunity of joining the Compass pension and share scheme
  • Discounts at various high street stores
Main Responsibilities

The successful Head Chef will undertake the following duties:

  • To identify, recommend and, if appropriate, implement opportunities to increase the profitability of the catering area where employed
  • At all times to have in mind the agreed level of service to the client and the need for flexibility within the budget provided
  • Follow the daily / weekly menu and recipes remembering:
  • Understands food cost percentages
  • A balance of colour
  • A balance of taste
  • Flair, appearance, to enhance product
  • A use of special promotion dishes, incorporating seasonal produce as advised by weekly menus
  • Use of fresh food where advised by weekly menu
  • Buying within nominated suppliers and products
  • Use of healthy eating options and vegetarian alternatives, advised by weekly menus
  • Incorporation of trading up ideas as per recipe / promotion
  • Incorporation of seasonal dishes advised by weekly menus
  • To produce food to the standards as laid out in the Brands Standard Manual and/or Recipe Bank.
  • To ensure all Brand standards are maintained.
  • Fully support and actively sell all food, including Brand items
  • To be able to conduct a Brand audit ensuring all correct standards are being adhered to at all times.
The Ideal Candidate


  • To be prepared to help in the unit when necessary
  • To see where you need to change your own activities to meet different circumstances.
  • To look out for and tell the Manager when you see ways to improve work activities or reduce costs
  • To be friendly, pleasant and polite to your work colleagues
  • Be prepared to help out the rest of the team in a willing and positive manner
  • To inform your colleagues what is going on in the unit and be prepared to go to Company briefing and training sessions, within work time.
  • Be prepared to go to all Mandatory Company training sessions.
  • To encourage that all staff are working together as a team and that huddles are completed on every shift.

We look forward to receiving your CV. 

About The Company

Quadrant, a joint venture company between Compass Group UK and Ireland and Royal Mail, is the specialist provider of catering and vending services to the Royal Mail.

Please note: This vacancy may close before the advertised end date.