Head Chef - Shefford

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/517601/65221/LG
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2019
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Shefford
  • Salary: £13.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Looking for a quality life/work balance? Most ESS Military sites operate on single shifts. No more split shifts or late night finishes*! Working only 2 weekend out of every 4 if required

*Occasional late finish and flexibility required.

ESS are looking or a talented and passionate Head Chef to join the Catering Brigade at - RAF Chicksands Bedfordshire

Pay Rate: £13.00 Per Hour

Weekly Hours: Up to 40 hours per week

JFC Chicksands is a military base near Shefford. The base is fully operational and feeds and accommodates up to 1000 Service personnel. The primary role of Chicksands is to train all 3 services (Army/Navy & RAF) and to promote, protect and restore the health of service personnel to ensure that they are ready and medically fit to go where they are required in the UK and throughout the world; generally referred to as being fit for task'.

Job Description


  • The opportunity of joining the Compass pension and share scheme
  • Discounts at various high street stores
Main Responsibilities

As a talented Head Chef, you will support the daily catering operation, assisting with improving the customer food service experience by delivering a best in class food offer, to military and civilian personnel but also have the chance to demonstrate your creative side with providing great food for banquets and functions.

As a Head Chef you can expect to receive: -

  • Great training opportunities
  • Experience of working on large events and competitions
  • Great work life balance through great shift patterns and ability to easily take holiday during Easter, Summer and Christmas when we become quieter on our sites
  • Excellent benefits
  • Career progression opportunities
The Ideal Candidate

Candidates should have good culinary and catering management skills with an attention to detail, be a team player and be capable of leading a small team. As a Sous Chef, it is desirable to have an NVQ level 2/3 qualification in food preparation and cooking, however, if you have the passion and drive to succeed as one of our chefs, there are various apprenticeship opportunities within our Company.

About The Company

Need to know more? ESS - part of the Compass Group family - are market leaders in the provision of catering, retail, leisure and support services in the Defence, Government & Offshore sector. This allows us to work in some of the most historic and iconic locations across the British Isles.

Our inspirational food is alive with flavour and nutrition, sourced in a socially responsible manner for the well-being of our customers, communities and the environment and we match this with excellent service.

We're the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. Just one of the reasons why we're the UK and Ireland's No.1 catering and support services provider.

Please note: This vacancy may close before the advertised end date.