Blagdon
Canteen
Circa £27,000pa
28 Oct 2019

So, what will I be doing?

As Chef Manager you will be responsible for the daily management of the catering operation. Working closely with the Senior Catering & Facilities Manager to deliver well a well balanced, quality lead, food operation while developing the catering provision on site.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the execution and provision of all catering and hospitality at our Blagdon site
  • Providing a high quality of service for all 650 employees working across shifts
  • Driving sales, maximising uptake and minimising wastage
  • Managing all consumables costs
  • Ensuring policies are followed in relation to staff training, HACCP, COSH, risk assessments and audits
  • The day to day management of the kitchen and front of house team
  • Improving standards across and documentation for; cash reconciliations,  service standards and recipe and allergen index cards
  • Managing and developing the team
  • Managing contracts with key suppliers
  • Developing menus and aligning day to day canteen operations to brand feel and values

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

These skills:

  • Experience of working at Senior Sous Chef, Head Chef or Kitchen Manager level using fresh ingredients with excellent craft skills and budget management experience
  • Menu planning and development experience 
  • Level 3 Food Hygiene, BTEC or NVQ Level 3 Hospitality equivalent
  • A background in running on site canteens
  • Excellent knowledge of food preparation and culinary techniques
  • Depth of knowledge on food safety and compliance with in a culinary setting
  • People management experience with the ability to demonstrate having motivated, trained and developed teams
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience of annual  budget planning , development and delivery

Why should I join the family?

We might be a group of family businesses but we do things very differently here.

We are independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UKs major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including: 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays, pension scheme, healthcare cash back plan, cycle to work scheme, subsidised products and services and preferable rates with our partners.

Please bear in mind that our closing dates are used as a guide for when the application window is expected to close. We reserve the right to close the application window sooner than the date displayed if we can. We therefore recommend that you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us.

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