Regional Chef

Job Description

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:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, 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
  • 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
What you'll be doing:

Regional Chef - 

Based in Manchester with travel to Leeds, Birmingham, and other client locations.


Exciting opportunity for a Regional Chef to join our Senior Leadership Catering Team! Responsible for delivering top-tier food standards to students, staff, visitors, and stakeholders. Key role in managing and developing the Chef team to elevate catering services. Drive innovation and enhance food quality across various locations and events. Join us to shape the future of our catering services and boost customer satisfaction

More about the role:
    • To continuously implement new core concepts, limited time only offers and innovation both on the high street, nationally and internationally, with relevance to Compass to ensure Compass & Deloitte are leading the way when it comes to food. 
    • Assist and provide hands on support in the mobilisation of new contracts and refurbishments.
    •  Drives, supports, and coaches units to participate in the B&I managed offer.
    •  Supports units to achieve a consistent GP through accurate delivery of concepts, offers and procedures.
    •  Ensures the unit chef teams & operations team support and drive sales by implementing central marketing offers and operational best practices.
    •  Coaching unit culinary teams to ensure that the required standards are always achieved in units.
    •  Builds strong relationships and works with the onsite culinary teams to always develop & inspire.
    •  Develops and maintain good working relationships with VM clients, helping the operational, sales and onsite teams to influence client decisions.
    • Maintain contact and working relationships through regular site visits and remotely within the VM business. 
    • Supports the trial and testing of new offers and works with the central teams to ensure that any central development work is aligned to sector requirements. 
    • Attends key events and launches, representing both VM, Compass Group and Business & Industry
    •   Develops and maintains good working relationships with, but not limited to; Operations Teams, Marketing, Culinary employees/leads, Commercial Departments, and suppliers.
    • Provide onsite culinary training & support when required by the business needs

Regional Chef Role Specific Requirements.

  • Excellent knowledge of culinary ingredients and practices
  • Technical cooking skills
  • Creative skills
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to work in challenging environments, while maintaining high standards
  • Organisational and administrative skills
  • Food hygiene and food preparation qualifications
  • To lead, demonstrate and deliver the highest of food standards in keeping with the companies' principles.

About Us

Part of Compass Group UK&I, Restaurant Associates provides brilliant hospitality through our food, drink and services. We work with our partners and collaborate with our clients to achieve great things together.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.

Job Reference: com/1408/87350001/52588006/SU

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!