Head Chef - Newbury

Job Description

Head Chef - Newbury

Up to £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Monday-Friday 7am - 4pm 

Complimentary meal on shift. 

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic Head Chef for our dedicated catering team at Stryker House in Newbury, producing outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients in this prestigious contract. 

If you are an innovative and creative Chef, passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients, and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development - we want to hear from you!

About the role
  • Services: Breakfast, Lunch, Vending, Retail and Hospitality.
  • 100 customers on site with 2 direct reports
  • Plan, organise, innovate and direct the preparation and cooking of food to ensure the company's reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times. 
  • Drive ours and our clients sustainability mission to be net zero by 2030. 
  • Create a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed, supported and developed. 
  • Focus on service execution and delivery excellence at all times. 
  • Drive sales through menu planning and promotions. 
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining high levels of cleanliness, food safety, HS and COSHH within the kitchen. 
  • Maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets.
  • Maintain the centre of excellence in food and customer service. 
About You
  • Previous experience in a similar role and working in a high volume, high quality environment
  • Previous experience working in a B&I contract preferred
  • Excellent and innovative culinary and presentation skills
  • Passionate about all things hospitality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leads and inspires a team with a progressive mindset in developing people
  • A clear understanding of profit margins, purchasing policy, budgeting and food costing. 
  • Stock and Waste control experience 
  • Understanding of food management systems HACCP, Food Safety, Health and Safety, Natasha's Law, Allergens and Manual Handling. 
About us
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:
  • Meal provided while on duty 
  • 28 days holiday inc. bank holidays 
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
  • Aviva Digi care - Free annual healthcare check 
  • Medicash - Discounted health cash plan providing cash back on a range of medical treatments including Dental, Optical and Consultant appointments for you and your family.  
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • Sharebuy Scheme
  • Recognition awards including Be a Star peer recognition and Long Service Awards
  • Employee networks created and led by employees for employees
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work) 
  • Entertainment, Health & Wellbeing and Travel discounts
  • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
As part of Compass you'll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK's biggest businesses.

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!