Head Chef - Oakham

  • Job Reference: com/2907/95281001/52503298/SU
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Oakham
  • Salary: £14.50 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £28k per annum
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Up to £28k per annum
  • 5 over 7 working pattern
  • Alternate weekends
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Excellent training and career opportunities
  • Pension contribution

Are you looking for a better work life balance?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious Head Chef with a real passion for food to join our team at Kendrew Barracks where you'll be part of an exciting new project and develop your career with the world's leading food service and facilities management company. 

From fine dining for six to feeding an Army, as a talented Head Chef, you will supervise the daily catering operation to improve the customer food service experience by delivering a best in class food offer to military and civilian personnel.

You will also have the chance to demonstrate your creative side, from Street Food to Banquets, delivering high end dining from start to finish.

If you are an innovative and creative Head 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!

What we'll give:

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:

  • 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
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive Wow Points 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
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways programme
More about the role:

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, organisation and direct 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

Who you are:

As a Head Chef you will have previous management experience running a kitchen, a good understanding of budgets and people management in addition to;

  • An exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events
  • Proven experience in quality catering environments.
  • Excellent people skills, able to lead and develop a team.
  • Passion about food and customer service.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen.
  • High standards and quality driven.
  • Excellent organisational & communication skills.
  • A Can Do attitude.
  • Previous contract catering experience (not essential)
Who we are:

Part of Compass Group UK&I, ESS is the Defence, Government, and Energy services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We support 250+ UK military establishments, high profile police, secure environments and government sites, along with a range of onshore and offshore facilities including platforms, drilling rigs, floatels and offices for the energy sector. We know that a friendly face makes all the difference, so we look for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, at all levels, to join our teams.

Job Reference: com/2907/95281001/52503298/SU

Compass Group UK&I is an equal opportunities employer, committed to cultivating diverse and inclusive environments for every employee.