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Chef Manager–Contract Catering Education Unit-£26k

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    Full-time Condensed

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    £26000 per annum, Benefits: Work Life Balance + Term Time Only

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    South West Perms

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    02380 636256

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Chef Manager – Contract Catering Education Unit – Blyth - £26k

Job Overview

A Chef Manager is required for a secondary School in Blyth. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen, supervising the team and will also be in regular contact with outside suppliers when organising and ordering food produce for the school. Good communication and a courteous manner are needed. Daytime hours - 40 hrs per week, Monday to Friday with a working shift pattern usually 7am until 330pm Term time plus an additional 9 days.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Preparation, cooking and service of good quality and healthy food, as applicable to a choice menu and full refreshment service at lunchtime and other times of the day as required, e.g. mid-morning break. This should include provision for individuals who are on medically prescribed diets.

  • Planning good quality healthy menus incorporating, as required, the needs of the children on medically prescribed diets.

  • Effectively lead a catering team to deliver an outstanding service to client, customers and students.

  • Control and monitor the financial performance of the unit and to maintain costs within pre-budgeted targets.

  • Ensure all food is prepared fresh and to a high standard as per service level agreement, Company policy and current legislation.

  • Establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with individuals at all levels within the Company and the Client organisation.

  • Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary. 

  • Ensuring the catering provision is in line with current Government legislation and guidelines as amended from time to time.

How to be Successful: 

  • Previous experience as a Head Chef/Chef Manager, with excellent craft skills including fine dining

  • Experience of managing a team within a catering environment

  • Good financial awareness

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Passion for delivering great food and service

  • Knowledge of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety



  • Work/ Life balance

  • Great salary package for 40 hours per Week.

  • Progression opportunities within a huge contract catering player

  • Opportunity to move around

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