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Training and Development Chef

Permanent  for Compass Group in Hounslow

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Training and Development Chef to enthuse and train chefs/cooks to achieve culinary excellence to help ensure that the catering teams deliver the highest standards.

Package description

Up to £26,000 Term Time Only.

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

Main responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Working with the development team to create new exciting concepts for the contractResponsible for completing food development briefs from start to finish and working with the Executive Chefs to create and develop training in line with needs and future food trendsYou will work with the Central Chef team to ensure all food service and client requests are dealt with efficiently and with excellent customer serviceTo oversee, plan and support food production across the schools to ensure continuous improvement and change is achievedWorking with schools, coordinating training sessions to be held in the training suite at the central kitchenWorking with the Contract Manager to provide strategy and innovation, and menu planning that enhances client and pupil experienceBuilding, training and supporting kitchen teams by developing a robust succession planMaintaining and supporting the delivery of all company Health, Safety, Food Hygiene and COSHH regulationsHolding workshops to support culinary activities, establishing presentation techniques and quality standards across the contractTo work in partnership with the nutritionist to ensure healthy eating is planned and communicated to the chefs/cooksIdeal candidateExperience in a similar catering environmentFood Hygiene Certificate – Level 4High standards and quality drivenAwareness of current and moving food trends in educationAbility to manage a teamA ‘can do’ attitudeCity & Guilds 706/1 or NVQ equivalentPresentation skillsAbility to work in a team / previous coaching or training experiencePassionate about foodExceptional attention to detailAbout the company

Compass Group UK and Ireland is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Job added on 13-11-2014