Head Chef - Shefford

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/517601/71361/EN
  • Date Posted: 6 March 2020
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Shefford
  • Salary: £22,000 to £27,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £27,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Head Chef - Shefford

Up to £27,000

ESS Support Services Worldwide is the defence, offshore and remote business sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. It provides food and support services to major companies and organisations operating in remote site, defence, police, prison and offshore sectors. It currently employs in excess of 30,000 employees in over 45 countries, with around 10,000 of those based in the UK.

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

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.

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!

Main Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Possess an exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events
  • 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.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Proven experience in quality catering environments.
  • Excellent people skills, able to lead and develop a team.
  • Passion about food and customer service.
  • Superb culinary skills.
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen.
  • High standards and quality driven.
  • Excellent organisational & communication skills.
  • A Can Do attitude.
About The Company

Our Company vision is Great People, Great Service, Great Results and we believe your contribution is crucial to the success of the business. To achieve our vision we live by the values of Integrity, Team work, Passion, Can-Do and Responsibility.

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