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Executive Head Chef - Sodexo

Job Title: Executive Head Chef - Sodexo
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Taunton
Salary: £27100 - £30000
Reference: 60750
Job Published: February 23, 2021 12:21

Job Description

Job Description

  • Coordinate and direct all culinary activities in which we are asked to cater.

  • Manage and control the services to the agreed specification and to the agreed targets

  • Lead a team to increase the Client and Sodexo's revenue opportunities i.e. commercial opportunities, labour efficiency and generate the GOP within retail operations.

  • Supply Chain Management - ensure value for money is achieved through robust management of purchasing.

  • Nurture client relationships in order to stabilise & develop them for long term partnerships

  • Recruit, induct and develop talented employees within the kitchens

  • Identify opportunities for organic growth and new business.

  • Exceptional management of Food Hygiene, Health, Safety and Environmental Legislation

  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement and innovation

  • Strategic and technical support

  • To control the client labour budget ensuring personnel are scheduled against business needs in a cost-effective manner.

  • Stakeholder management - internal and external

  • To interview, recruit, induct, and manage staff according to the needs of the site

  • To engage with key client groups - "Walk the Floor" during service periods and engage and interact with clients, colleagues, and any visitors.

  • To be an active (site based) member of the Chef Development team for Independents by Sodexo by contributing dishes and recipes, attending meetings, assisting with projects and tender presentations.

  • To represent Sodexo at industry events.

Candidate Description

  • NVQ level 2 Food Production certificate or equivalent

  • Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate

  • IOSH Managing Safely

  • Strong level of literacy and numeracy

  • Experienced Chef who has operated in a busy, client facing environment

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be an effective team player

  • Flexible, with the ability to work under pressure and across a range of shifts and service times

  • Direct management experience of chefs / kitchen brigade

  • Clear, strong and effective leadership style

  • Strong ability to increase individuals' effectiveness through leadership, motivation, communication, coaching and training

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Ability to set and maintain standards