Head Chef - Reading

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/749584/106459/AC
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £30,000 to £33,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £33,000 per annum
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Head Chef - Reading

Salary - £33,000 per annum + employee benefits

Monday to Friday!!!

Eurest prides itself on creating contemporary foodservice solutions from the tea-room to the boardroom - and everything in between - for business and workplace industry clients.

We bring exceptional culinary creativity and flair, style and hospitality to employee restaurants, cafés and executive dining rooms.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Head Chef to join one of our exciting contracts at one of the largest centres in the UK.

You will be incharge of all areas in the kitchen including health and safety, wages, rotas and general managing of the team to ensure exceptional customer and food service.

This is a unique opportunity for a candidate who has a passion for high quality catering and who has experience in driving success.

More about the role:
  • The Head Chef will plan, organise and direct the 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:
  • Excellent and Innovative culinary and presentation skills
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Energetic with a passion to do a great job
  • Able to manage staff in a calm, inspirational manner
  • A forward-thinker who can prevent wastage
  • Demonstrates a passion for food
  • Team Player
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Numerate and computer literate with an understanding of financial drivers
  • A clear understanding of profit margins, purchasing policy, budgeting and food costing
Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.