Salary: up to EUR 35,000

Shift hours: Full Time

A great opportunity has become available for an experienced Head Chef to join the Sodexo catering team on a corporate client team in Ballina, co. Mayo to look after a small but mighty team.

We offer a great team, a salary up to €35,000 and social working hours as well as the following extra benefits to name but a few:

  • 20 days holiday – increasing after 5 years in the business
  • Uniform provided
  • Meals included
  • Free GP service
  • Free employee assistance programme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Family leave options
  • Life assurance


  • To ensure that the preparation, presentation and services are carried out promptly and to the agreed company standards and to promote a friendly and helpful atmosphere;
  • To maintain a high standard of food hygiene, safety and cleanliness in accordance with company and client policies and statuary requirements;
  • To ensure the correct compilation of all company’s bookkeeping system and returns to the specified standard covering the three main areas of:
    • Raw material control
    • Sales control
    • Wages and labour control
  • To be fully conversant with the current budget and complete all the necessary documents for the accurate comparison between budget and actual figures;
    • Knowledge of HACCP essential;
    • To recruit, engage and train all staff according to company standards appraisals. To produce a training year planner and quarterly training audits;
  • To assist in the development of specific units under the role of project manager;
  • To assist the district by training and development of employees;
  • To keep abreast of all modern techniques & advancements to improve services for the client and customer;
  • To maintain effective communication between yourself and your customers;
  • To maintain adequate security of all assets (cash, stock and equipment);
  • Experience in a Head Chef role
  • 706/2 or NVQ2 chef qualification, or equivalent 
  • Able to demonstrate the development of new food offers 
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments & innovations
  • Strong financial understanding and demonstrable budgeting management
  • Experienced in adhering to and driving company initiatives
  • Experience in leading, and managing a team
  • Strong communication, and negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a standards /compliance environment
  • Relevant qualification and training and IT literate

Reference: SDX/TP/RF6614/CS/2

Location: Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland