Head Chef / Senior Chef / Head Cook / Lead Chef
Job Title: Head Chef
Job type: Permanent, Full time
Closing Date: 25th May 2018
Since 1850 the University has been preparing students for flourishing lives and successful careers within a strong community of trust and respect based on their Catholic ethos and identity.
They are currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Head Chef to drive operational consistency efficiency and innovation, while, ensuring exceptional quality and optimisation of profit. You will have experience of working as a Head Chef or Senior Chef in a large catering and hospitality operation, preferably but not essential in the University Sector. You will have a successful and progressive track record and be passionate about developing exciting food options.
The Head Chef will plan cyclic menus, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food for all food service areas ensuring customer satisfaction whilst driving sales. You will be responsible for all aspects of food safety, health & safety and COSHH processes within food production areas. You will also be required to implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate cost control against agreed budgets.
To achieve success in this role you will be an inspirational leader with excellent innovative culinary and presentation skills. You will be a confident team player with the ability to forward plan and motivate the team. You will have an eye for detail and be a keen negotiator with suppliers, demonstrating best purchasing practice of menu costing and stock control.
As well as overseeing the day to day operations of the kitchen team you will work closely with the wider management team, the F&B Controller, the Front of House Co-ordinator and build strong relationships with colleagues across the University; seeking opportunities to improve quality of management information and provide excellent service to their customers.
The Catering & Bar Services Department is an in-house operation at the University and is part of the TUCO purchasing framework. It caters to the food and beverage requirements for all catering and bar outlets, delivered hospitality, all functions including weddings, conferences and meetings, at locations on and off campus.
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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Chef, Head Chef, Cook, Kitchen Manager, Catering Manager, Sous Chef, Experienced Chef, Qualified Chef, Head Cook, Senior Chef, Executive Chef, Senior Cook, Experienced Cook may also be considered for this role.