Executive Chef - Dagenham

Job Description

About us:

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, we are now looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join the team.

The role:

As our Executive Chef you will support the roll out of exciting company menus and food offers across the schools within your area. You will develop and deliver the launch of delicious and innovative food, demonstrating an understanding of financial, operational and consumer requirements. Working with Chefs and Unit Managers, you will ensure that food standards across the business are of the highest standards with the presentation to match.

You Should Expect

  • 40 hours per week
  • 40 weeks per year
  • £35,000 - £38,000 per annum

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing engaging food offers & marketing initiatives, ensuring that we are on trend, innovative and profitable
  • Ensuring that our food offering increases sales and encourages retention of existing business
  • Coaching and developing Chefs within your area across the core areas - company standards, compliance & policies in all areas of food health, safety and quality
  • Ensuring that excellent levels of service are being delivered consistently to customers and any problems are addressed and resolved quickly
  • Compliance with all Company & Client policies, site rules and statutory regulations relating to Health & safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH

About you:

You’ll currently work in a senior culinary role and can demonstrate creativity and flair in the food you produce. With strong industry acumen, you keep up to date with industry trends, developments and innovations. You have strong financial understanding including budgets and costs and are able to pass this understanding on to the Chefs within your area. With proven ability to communicate at different levels, you drive company initiatives and engage audiences. Having worked in a compliance led environment previously, you understand the importance of following policies and procedures

Why join them?

As one of the UK's fastest growing independent businesses you'll be joining a company where people are at our core and the opportunity to develop your career is endless. They offer fantastic learning and development programmes and the ability to gain qualifications whilst supporting you all the way

We understand that the health and wellbeing of our employees is vital so as well as a competitive salary and car allowance/car, we've just launched our brand new benefits programme which includes the important things like private healthcare and enhanced parental leave, ways to save money and the opportunity to spend your birthday doing something special to you rather than working!

Please note, our client expects all staff to share our commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people so 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.

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  • Location Icon Location Any Region, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £35000 - £38000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1296
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 17 June 2024
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