Head Chef - Watford

Compass Group
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Sous Chef - Watford

Up to £25,000

Eurest, part of Compass Group, is the market leader in the provision of food and support services to business and industry providing nearly 1,500 organisations, including 80 of the FTSE 100, with staff restaurants, delis, cafe bars, shops and a wide range of facilities management services.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic Sous Chef, to provide a high quality, bespoke and personal service whilst being given the opportunity to develop. You will support the Catering Manager with the management of all aspects of the kitchen including ensuring the very highest standards in food quality and presentation, ensuring all legislative requirements are fulfilled and financial controls are maintained.

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitor standards of hygiene and appearance of your team to ensure company standards are maintained
  • Attend and actively contribute to all meetings, and ensure that all briefings sessions are attended, ensuring that relevant information is cascaded as appropriate
  • Ensure all products are produced to meet customer demand in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that accurate records are made and details filed in accordance with company and unit procedure
  • Remain receptive to innovative ideas, perusing them in a positive manner
  • Manage and control purchasing and wastage of food products to control the cost of food sales
  • Ensure all stock takes are completed to company standards and to set deadlines within our relevant food operational outlets and areas.

Ideal candidate

  • 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, including control.

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