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Production Chef

Job Title: Production Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton
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Start Date: October 2019
Job Published: September 12, 2019 11:58

Job Description

Production Chef
Job Introduction
Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Role Responsibility
Reporting to the Senior Sous Chef on a daily basis and responsible for CDPs and Commis Chefs on duty

Produce and deliver the culinary & food safety elements of the match day and non-match events business including client tastings, chef management, food safety compliance and operational standards
To ensure the timely and efficient preparation and service of all food offers to both Sodexo’s and the clients’ satisfaction
To demonstrate a knowledge of current food trends and have the ability to bring innovation into the food offers in the events business
To plan, execute and monitor exceptional Food Safety and Health and Safety standards in the events business
To demonstrate a willingness to innovate our food service offers where possible
The Ideal Candidate
Essential

Demonstrable experience in a high volume environment – major events or banqueting operation
A passionate interest in the catering industry – knowledge of current trends, well read, eats out in interesting restaurants on a regular basis, talks about  and gets excited about food
A competent communicator and ability to present to colleagues, peers and clients
Financial awareness and understanding of a food profit and loss account and articulate how to control food cost and generate a positive  food margin
Evidence of being organised and possess excellent planning skills
A Basic Food Hygiene qualification
Proven ability to manage and lead a team of chefs
Desirable

Supervising Food Safely Level 3 qualification
IOSH Managing Safely or similar qualification
Previous Lead Chef role or Sous chef in a smaller operation
Experience in the delivery of retail food operations
Production kitchen knowledge and/or experience
Experience of working with clients in a contract catering environment
Staff training experience or qualification
About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.