Senior Relief Chef Manager

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location North London, Greater London, England
Date Posted February 10, 2019
Category Chef Manager
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Greater London


The Company and the Role:
The company is an ever-growing fresh food business providing a bespoke contract catering services to the education and business sectors. They are looking for a Senior Relief Chef Manager on a full-time basis covering North London and Essex. The position is permanent.
They believe in making food a pleasurable and appealing part of school life which adds value to the reputation and, above all, something that the pupils, staff and visitors will enjoy. They understand that their food service needs to reflect the high standards of education provided to the pupils and that it should become an integrated part of the whole school experience.
If the crazy hours of being a restaurant chef aren’t really your bag, this could be a good move. As the Senior Relief Chef Manager, you will escape the heat of a restaurant kitchen for the more measured, but competitive world of big business.

Key Features of the Senior Relief Chef Manager Role:
Maintain and develop food standards through the staff within the group school business to the client and company standard.
Lead and motivate kitchen teams by example, during periods of absence of the chef / cook manager, completing duties and responsibilities of chef / cook manager.
Know and understand the company and client’s expectations operationally and continually strive to exceed them through a pro-active, responsible and committed approach.
Involvement in menu planning, special events and hospitality events, plan, organise and control the Catering Establishments’ operations to ensure that the food quality, presentation and service are provided to the appropriate Group Schools.
Plan and deliver training as required and create opportunities for career development and advancement, ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures.
Working and supporting your Operations Managers area including leading food-based training, mobilisation, implementation of standards.

Knowledge and Skills Required for Senior Relief Chef Manager:
Be an accomplished Senior Relief Chef Manager with previous contract catering experience within large volume catering incorporating client liaison experience.
Ideally practical experience supported by NVQ level 3 in Professional Cookery or equivalent, with COSHH/PPE knowledge.
Proven communication, interpersonal, customer facing, leadership and management.
Good team working skills, ability to work with minimal supervision under pressure, flexible approach to work, and able to manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
Must be able to attain a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure or security clearance, cleared Bared List Check essential and compliance with safeguarding regulations.
Current and full driving licence and reliable vehicle is essential as you will be required to travel to multi sites on short notice.

What’s on Offer?
£32,000 Per Annum basic salary.
Great working hours, Mainly Monday – Friday but may be required to work weekends when requested, 40 – 45 hours per week
25 days holiday a year plus Bank and Public holidays
Full time, permanent role
Life Assurance Scheme
Mileage paid per mile between sites during the day (Not the mileage to/from work)
Excellent training and opportunities for career progression via the Company’s craft and management workshops

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Chef Manager.
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