Overview

Salary: £16.7 per hour

Shift hours: Permanent

Head Chef – Thetford
£16.70 per hour, 37.5 hours per week

We’re currently recruiting an ambitious Head Chef to help us create exceptional food experiences for Defence on a full time basis, contracted to 37.5 hours per week.

As a Head Chef, you will be responsible for creating an outstanding culinary experience. In return, you will have the chance to progress your career with a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate.

Here’s what you need to know before applying for a Head Chef position with Compass Group UK&I.

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing delicious, high-quality food that delights our clients and customers
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our food service
  • Creating a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed and supported
  • Delivering our tasty food concepts to our customers
  • Representing Compass Group UK&I and maintaining a positive brand image
  • Ordering food, looking after stock control and controlling food waste
  • Overseeing kitchen cleaning responsibilities to maintain hygiene standards
  • Managing budgets and successfully meeting financial targets
  • Complying with Food Handling & Hygiene standards
  • Complying with Health & Safety regulations
Our ideal Head Chef will:
  • Hold a City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 or NVQ equivalent
  • Create a positive work environment where the whole team can thrive
  • Be a brilliant communicator and easily build relationships
  • Have experience in a similar Head Chef role
  • Strive for excellence in an enthusiastic and motivated manner
  • Take initiative and make decisions that are right for our customers
  • Have a desire to succeed in your role
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate exceptional timekeeping and reliability
  • Have a safety-first mind set
  • Passionate about food
About Us
Part of Compass Group UK&I, ESS is the Defence, Government, and Energy services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We support 250+ UK military establishments, high profile police, secure environments and government sites, along with a range of onshore and offshore facilities including platforms, drilling rigs, floatels and offices for the energy sector. We know that a friendly face makes all the difference, so we look for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, at all levels, to join our teams.
Job Reference: com/1202/86997001/52440828/R/ONE
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone’s talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive – Diversity is Our Strength!

Reference: com/1202/86997001/52440828/R/ONE
Location: Thetford

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