Head chef
Brookwood, HAM, GB
20h ago

Job Description

An opportunity as arisen based at Alexander Barracks, Pirbright to join the team as a Head Chef reporting to the Mess Manager on site.

This is a full time (37.5 hour) role within our Defence and Judicial arm of the business which involves working 5 days over 7 and every other weekend on a rota basis.

There is fantastic progression and exposure within this role and flexibility within the hours that you work.

Free parking on site, flexible hours, competitive salary, free uniform, discounted meals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Management of one main kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and evening meal to the Barracks
  • Management of three kitchen staff on site; inductions, performance management, training etc.
  • Keep tabs on current market trends
  • Ability to maintain standards and quality
  • Plan and execute team meetings and daily huddles
  • Complete and maintain all staff records including training records, shift opening / closing checklists and performance data
  • Ensure that all staff closely adhere to the Unit Dress Code
  • Maintain good communications and working relationships with your client, customers and all staff and seek feedback from customers and react to customer needs in a timely manner
  • Empower team to deliver excellence in customer service and investigate concerns / queries
  • Understands performance metrics, data, order and inventory trends; consistent focus on margin improvement
  • Maintain integrity of the standard Aramark food offer; responsible for maintaining food quality of items at all times
  • Full compliance with Operational Excellence fundamentals : managing waste, standard menus, recipes and ingredients through handling customer driven menus and labor standards
  • Full knowledge and implementation of the Food Framework.
  • Ensure accuracy of estimated food consumption for appropriate requisitions and / or food purchase.
  • Ensure accurate equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Ensure compliance with Aramark SAFE food, occupational and environmental safety polices in all culinary and kitchen operations.
  • Follow all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour.
  • Qualifications

  • Experience in a similar position with management responsibility and staff development
  • Computer literate knowledge of Windows office is crucial
  • Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions in the most financially efficient way possible
  • Excellent recipe knowledge
  • Food Safety Level 3
  • About Aramark

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    All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Aramark Northern Europe is an equal opportunities employer.

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