Head Chef

  • Job Reference: 84
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2021
  • Employer: Aramark
  • Website: https://www.aramark.com/
  • Location: Herstmonceux, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Our Mission:

At Aramark, our mission is to enrich and nourish lives. Every day, we deliver an impact wherever people work, learn, recover and play. And we need talented, energetic, passionate people to help us do it. 

Your Role:

Aramark Food Services is currently recruiting for a Head Chef to join our team in Hailsham. This is a full time role working 40 hours a week

Key Responsibilities:

⦁    Management of a large kitchen or multiple kitchens with a team of Chefs and Assistants  
⦁    Ensure tasks are appropriately allocated so teams are fully utilised and food preparation activities are delivered using standard recipes,  in line with Aramark brand standards  
⦁    Responsible for ensuring efficient execution and delivery of all food line products in line with the daily menu  
⦁    Maintain integrity of the standard Aramark food offer, responsible for maintaining food quality and integrity of items at all times  
⦁    Accountable for stock flow and rotation of product within the unit  
⦁    Overall accountability for the performance of the Food Preparation team, including performance monitoring, record keeping, recruitment and development.  
⦁    Lead the team to use best practice Food Production techniques using the Aramark systems and brand standards.  
⦁    Handle customer complaints as required  
⦁    Maintain communication with all team members and third parties as required e.g. client contacts  
⦁    Direct and coach team members to learn procedures and standards for all kitchen tasks, ensuring all training and development needs are met  
⦁    Ensure complete compliance with food safety and health and safety legislation  
⦁    Manage incidents, near misses and health & safety issues


Key Requirements: 
⦁    Previous experience managing a team of chefs in a busy kitchen environment  
⦁    Previous experience in a client facing role or retail branded environment  
⦁    NVQ Level 3 – Culinary or equivalent  
⦁    Food Hygiene Certificate – Level 3 (intermediate)  
⦁    Food Production Management System training  
⦁    IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint  
⦁    Good understanding of catering finances such as costing, production, yields, wastage, as well as employee schedules and payroll  


About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is a leading service and solutions provider within the Northern Europe region. We proudly support clients, partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions. Our work strives to contribute to a better world for both people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees, empower healthy consumers, build local communities, source ethically, inclusively and responsibly, operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark employs over 16,000 people throughout Northern Europe.