Salary: £35000 Per Annum

Shift hours: Permanent

Regional Development Chef – covering areas from St Albans to Croydon

Salary £35,000 per annum + phone, laptop, expenses for overnight stays and travel

Monday to Friday (Occasional Weekends)

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Develpoment Chef who will be responsible for providing culinary support to  schools in the From St Albans up to Croydon in the UK. This support will include mobilising new contracts, delivering special events, training of culinary teams, monitoring and maintenance of culinary standards, monitoring compliance with Compass procedures and systems, sales and retention presentations and support for client functions.

If you are an innovative and creative Head Chef or Development Chef, passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients, and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development – Apply now !

  • Plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times
  • Support in the mobilisation of new contracts
  • Delivering first class training to staff
  • Possess an exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events
  • Driving sales through centrally driven menu planning and promotions and preferred suppliers
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
  • To implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets
  • Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • Experience working in a culinary/catering role in the Education environment
  • Passion for great food and excellent service delivery
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding culinary skills
  • Ability to motivate and develop all levels of chefs
  • Experience in training culinary skills
  • Ability to deliver presentations to all levels confidently and accurately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels
  • Financially astute with regards to food costings and margin management
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
  • Experience of using process and planning to deliver consistent result to expectations
  • Ability to work on own initiative but within a framework
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including; Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Reference: compass/234500/52423542/BU

Location: Croydon