Relief Chef Manager - West Midlands

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.

The role:

As the Relief Chef Manager you will support the catering facility for schools within your region assisting with operational and financial performance. You will focus 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 teams in your kitchens
  • Supporting 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

About you:

We need someone who shares our passion for delivering exceptional food and service to our schools along with the following skills and experience:

  • A full UK driving licence
  • A natural positive leader who can demonstrate great teamwork
  • Previous experience in managing a team
  • Craft based experience using fresh ingredients
  • Strong knowledge of Health and Safety practices within a kitchen
  • Financial understanding of gross profit management and achieving sales targets

Why join us?

Firstly, we offer fantastic hours. You’ll work Monday to Friday during school term time meaning more time with friends and family and no working at Christmas!

This role is:

  • 37.5 hours per week – with no late nights
  • Working 40 weeks per year based around term time – what could you do with all that time off?
  • £23,000 - £25,000 per annum plus paid mileage

You’ll also benefit from:

  • 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, we do expect 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.

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  • Location Icon Location West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £23000 - £25000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1313
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 24 June 2024
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