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Lead Chef - Plaistow

Region:
London
Sector:
Defence/Military Jobs, Other sector Jobs
Contract Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£11 to £11 per hour
Salary Description:
£11 per hour
Posted:
28-Aug-19
Start Date:
ASAP
Job Ref:
J3879

Introduction:
Our client provides total facilities management solutions to several industry sectors within both the private and public sectors throughout the majority of the UK. They are now recruiting for a Lead Chef at their clients’ health care site in Plaistow, East London. The successful Lead Chef will be responsible for preparing and despatching meals, managing daily kitchen tasks and assisting in ordering, menus and paperwork.

SALARY IS £11 PER HOUR, 37½ HOUR WORKING WEEK WHICH INCLUDES EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (NO DOUBLE SHIFTS OR LATE NIGHTS), 20 DAYS HOLIDAY PLUS BANK HOLIDAYS, PENSION SCHEME.

Lead Chef Responsibilities:
- Produce excellent food and food service to all customers on time and in accordance with their requirements.
- Deputise for the Catering Manager as required.
- Lead and manage teams and individuals reporting into the role.
- Ensure stock rotation is carried out to the optimum level to ensure there are no breaches to food hygiene and that there is no unnecessary waste.
- Have an in-depth understanding of food hygiene and ensure its requirements are stringently applied.
- Understand requirements with respect to dietary and nutritional requirements of patients and to ensure that these are reflected in food preparation.
- Ensure that excellent standards of cleanliness and food hygiene are applied to the kitchen, food preparation and food service areas and maintain relevant kitchen paperwork.
- Ensure food preparation and service equipment is maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness and to ensure the same exacting standards are applied to food storage areas.
- Provide ‘on the job’ training to staff as required.
- Be prepared to serve food and beverages as required.
- Report any issue immediately that may affect the Service User/service of the site.

Lead Chef Requirements:
- Hold a Level 3 Catering qualification.
- Level 3 Food & Hygiene.
- Proven experience within a similar role.
- Familiar with service level agreements and ability to deliver against these.
- Knowledge of commercial kitchen management and processes/procedures.
- IT literate.

Lead Chef Benefits:
- Salary £11 per hour.
- Rotating work pattern; Monday to Friday and Wednesday to Sunday between the hours of 7.30am – 5pm.
- Overtime payable.
- Company pension scheme.
- 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays.

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