**Chef Manager - Contract Caterer (Education Sector) - London (Lewisham) - £28,000pa + Term Time Only!**
Work life balance... Three words that do not often come up in a chefs vocabulary, yet this is exactly what this position is offering! With mainly day time hours across 40 hours per week, this is a great way for a Chef Manager to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.
The Contract Catering Company itself boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of Chef Managers coming in at this level and partaking in the numerous training and development schemes held by the business. Really allowing the successful candidate to move forward in their career.
As a Head Chef/ Chef Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management including motivating and leading the team, participating in busy break time and lunch time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCP and COSHH requirements. This is a hands on cooking position where over 70% of your time will be spend in the kitchen, leading a team culinary professionals and cooking for around 350 on a daily basis.
Experience in a similar contract catering role is preferential, potentially in a hotel or event catering but certainly working with fresh food. You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.
In return for all your hard work you will be paid a generous salary and be given every opportunity to progress and develop with-in this expanding business. The company has an excellent benefits and bonus packages for employees including 12 weeks Holiday and an excellent pension scheme.
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