Salary: £40000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

Women’s Team Head Chef – Chelsea Football Club
  • £40000 per annum
Who We Are:
Levy UK & Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world’s largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality.
In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London.
We are culinary champions – it’s what we do and it’s what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences.Focused on ?doing the right thing’ for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage.
We collaborate with some of the UK’s most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences.
  • Medicash – Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children)
  • Aviva Digicare – Free annual healthcare check
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
    • Entertainment discounts – up to 55% off cinema tickets
    • Health & Wellbeing discounts – Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%)
    • Travel discounts – Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia
    • Shopping discounts – Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Meals on duty
  • Vodaphone discounts
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 23 days + BH’s and additional day off for your birthday
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits
  • Day off for baby’s first birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
More about the role:
Who We Are
Levy UK is the official catering partner to Chelsea Football Club responsible for the catering across the Chelsea Football Club estate, including Stamford Bridge stadium, Chelsea FC’s training facility in Cobham and Kingsmeadow Women’s stadium in Kingston.
 Levy UK at Chelsea Football Club cater for an estimated 1.15 million fans annually; delivering catering across 43 public outlets, 58 boxes and 20 suites on match-days. There are over 1,000 corporate and private events are held at Stamford Bridge each year along with a growing, forward-thinking collection of catering solutions across the rest of the business.
Scope of Role
  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Women’s First Team kitchen operation including menu planning, food preparation, service execution and people management.
  • Work closely with suppliers and club client to maintain the higher standards of food quality and service excellence.
  • Ensure all food and consumable costs are kept within budget and communicated with the wider Chelsea FC client, Operations Manager and Executive Chef 
  • Liaise with the Chelsea FC client regarding busy periods, club changes and Levy directives to ensure concise communication is upheld.
  • Traveling with the Women’s first team to games all over the world.
Person Specification
  • Proven experience as an Executive Chef or Head Chef in a high-volume kitchen preferably in a sports or hospitality setting along with relevant culinary qualification
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and food safety best practices
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Creativity and innovation in menu planning
  • A positive and kind approach to your work along with the confidence to make your own decisions and do the right thing.
  • Comfortable to travel anywhere that is need with the team with short notice
Focus Areas
Culinary Excellence
  • Create, update and executive diverse and nutritionally balanced menus, tailored to the dietary needs of athletes and coaching staff, considering seasonality, dietary restrictions and cultural preferences.
  • Oversee all aspects of food preparation, ensuring the highest standards of taste, presentation, and food safety are maintained
  • Collaborate with kitchen staff to maintain quality control across all areas of the training ground
  • Develop and manage the kitchen’s annual budget, ensuring cost control, inventory management, and efficient procurement of ingredients and supplies.
  • Implement and maintain rigorous quality control procedures, including taste tests, portion control, and adherence to food safety regulations
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager and Chelsea client to coordinate catering for special events and any other food service needs
About you:
At Levy UK & Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered.
Our team is a vibrant tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which enriches our creativity, innovation, and overall success. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, promoting fairness, and ensuring that all voices are heard.
We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate.
Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness.
As part of Compass you’ll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK’s biggest businesses.
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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!

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Location: London

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