Head Chef

  • Job Reference: com/0108/94176001/52481590/MHH
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £45000 per annum
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • As our Head Chef you will have experience of running a busy kitchen providing a high volume of quality food preparation across 7 days.
  • You will manage a brigade of 10 including a Sous Chef, Banqueting Chef and a Commis Chef
  • You will prepare and cook for guests and events including conferences and weddings
  • This position will require the skills of a dedicated professional who has the imagination, flair and commitment to assist in the building of an already established food venue
  • We are committed to providing first class working conditions and a permanent career, with excellent opportunities to develop and progress within our team. If you have a love of preparing, cooking and presenting food to exceptional standards, enjoy working in a busy and well equipped kitchen, have a real eye for detail, working to the highest standards of food hygiene and understand the importance of working effectively with other departments to deliver great food experiences for our guests, then we may have the job you have been looking for
What we'll give:

Head Chef

  • £45,000 per annum, 40 hours per week
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
  • Medicash policy
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Christmas & New Year off
  • Discounted rates on Venues Collection rooms

Just 13 miles from Oxford, Milton Hill House provides a warm and welcoming environment. We aim to make every visit a truly enjoyable one. Nestled within 22 acres of peaceful parkland, the property retains its Georgian charm.

Great things happen when people get together in our spaces to meet, spaces to sleep and spaces to celebrate at Milton Hill House. From leisure breaks, weddings and celebrations to conferences, meetings, training, and every business event in between our venue provides an informal atmosphere where you and our guests can be themselves.

We combine our spaces with a bigger family. Milton Hill House is part of The Venues Collection, a division of Levy UK & Ireland, the market leader in contract catering.

More about the role:
  • Our Head Chef role is a key position in the future development of this exciting business and will be instrumental in achieving our sustainability goals
  • You will work closely with the GM and the senior leadership team, developing an outstanding culinary experience for all guests
  • We are committed to providing first class working conditions and a permanent career, with excellent opportunities to develop and progress within our team. If you have a love of preparing, cooking and presenting food to exceptional standards, enjoy working in a busy and well equipped kitchen, have a real eye for detail, working to the highest standards of food hygiene and understand the importance of working effectively with other departments to deliver great food experiences for our guests, then we may have the job you have been looking for
Who you are:
  • You will play a pivotal role in the kitchen and must be quick-thinking, adaptable and calm under pressure. You will be ambitious, confident, and resilient, someone who take a hands-on approach and enjoys leading a talented brigade
  • You will have a real passion for fresh ingredients and enjoy creating stunning dishes time and time again, with a proven track record in high quality environments
  • Confidence is key with the ability to demonstrate your own style with finesse and flair and illustrate how you keep pace with food trends and translate them to exciting and appealing menu and food offers
  • We have a guest first approach and you will showcase how you are able to adapt style to a broad range of experiences
  • You will be commercially minded with evidence of successfully managing costs in line with exceptional delivery and evidence experience of supervising or managing people
Who we are:

Part of Compass Group UK&I, we are a grouping of seven easily accessible event spaces with hotel-like residential and leisure facilities, which all sit under the brand name The Venues Collection.

Located across the UK, our venues all feature stylish and individual event spaces, including both contemporary and historic meeting areas. 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.

Every day, our teams of passionate hospitality professionals strive for excellence in delivering employee dining and hospitality to some of the UK's leading workplace as well as inspiring exceptional experiences in iconic cultural and heritage destinations.

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

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