Chef Manager - Hereford

Job Description

About the Employer:

Our Client 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.

Job Introduction:

As a Chef Manager, you will have full financial and operational responsibility for your school's catering facility. You will be focusing on delivering exceptional service, and food with a creative twist to make school mealtimes fun and exciting.

  • Managing the team to ensure a consistently fantastic dining experience for students and staff in line with company standards
  • Leading in the preparation of delicious and nutritious meals of the highest quality, using our, and overseeing menu development
  • Providing outstanding support and guidance to the team
  • Leading, developing, coaching and training all staff in a positive and motivating manner
  • Having full control of the catering operation including stock, food, and labour costs
  • Managing and improving all controllable costs
  • Driving sales through monthly promotions and added value events
  • Building positive relationships with clients and customers
  • Ensuring full compliance with company systems & procedures, and legislation
  • Carrying out regular audits to ensure standards are being met

The Ideal Candidate:

Our Client is looking for somebody who shares their passion for serving great tasting food and providing excellent service, maintaining the highest standards at all times, along with the following:

  • A natural positive leader who can demonstrate great teamwork
  • Previous experience in managing a team
  • Craft based experience using fresh ingredients
  • OND or HND Qualification (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of Health and Safety practices within a kitchen
  • Financial understanding of gross profit management and achieving sales targets



Firstly, the happiness of employees is of utmost importance to our Client, their friendly kitchen environments will make you feel supported and part of a family.

This role is:

  • Monday to Friday working - no more weekends!
  • 40 hours working with no late nights
  • 39 weeks per year based around term time (more time to spend with friends and family)
  • £26,000 per annum

You will also benefit from:

  • Working for a fast-growing company who would like you to grow with them
  • A dedicated L&D team to support you in developing your skills including apprenticeships and training courses that are available for everyone.

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 Recruitment Agency. 

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  • Location Icon Location Herefordshire, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £26000 - £26000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1168
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 26 March 2024
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