Pineapple Recruitment are recruitning on behalf of our Client who is a market leading contract catering company specialising in school food. By combining their understanding of the education sector and their knowledge of what’s on trend in the food world, they encourage creativity and excitement in their kitchens, allowing teams to do what they do best and provide fantastic food experiences for the children.
By providing excellent care and services to both clients and children, they have ensured the successful growth of the company and to keep up with the rapid pace of this growth, they are now looking for an experienced Chef Manager to join the team.
As the Chef Manager you will have full operational and financial responsibility for your schools catering facility, focusing on delivering the highest quality of food and service as well as having the flair, originality and the ability to make this one of the best school catering offers in the area.
Your responsibilities will include:
Leading, developing, coaching, training, and motivating the team in your kitchen
Having full control of the catering operation including stock, food, and labour costs
Ensuring consistency of food and service standards delivered to the students and staff
Driving sales through monthly promotions and added value events
Managing and improving all controllable costs
Overseeing menu development
Maintaining company systems & procedures, and legislation
Carrying out regular audits to ensure standards are being met
Our Client is looking for someone who shares their passion for delivering exceptional food and service to their schools along with the following skills and experience:
OND or HND qualified (not a deal-breaker but would be advantageous)
Craft based experience using fresh ingredients
Knowledge of health and safety practises
Financial understanding of gross profit management and achieving sales targets
Line management experience
Experience within a similar environment
Why join us?
Firstly, fantastic hours. You’ll work Monday to Friday during school term time meaning more time with friends and family and no working at Christmas! You’ll also benefit from:
35 hours per week – with no late nights
Working 38 weeks per year based around term time – what could you do with all that time off?
£13 per hour
Working for a fast growing, ambitious company. There is no ceiling here in terms of where you can take your career
A dedicated L&D team to support you in developing your skills including apprenticeships and training courses that are available for everyone.
Please note, our Client expects all staff to share their commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company.
Pineapple Recruitment are recruiting for this role on behalf of our client and are acting as a Recruitment Agency.