Training and Development Chef

Here at Chartwells we currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an energetic individual with a passion of food and learning!

As the Training and Development Chef you will be responsible for providing culinary support across a number of education contracts in the Home Counties.

If you are an innovative and creative Culinary professional with a real passion for nutrition and sharing your knowledge and are equally passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development - Apply now!

Day to day your accountability will include but not be limited too the following:
  • Training cooks and assistants cooks.
  • Holding food cooking classes for our children(such as cooking bread/pizzas).
  • Presenting in Bid Presentations
  • Plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company's reputation for quality is delivered and maintained in line with contractual requirements
  • Delivering first class training to staff to enhance culinary skills and food quality
  • Plan and deliver outstanding hospitality events
  • Driving sales through centrally driven menu planning, promotions and preferred suppliers
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
  • To implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets
  • Work periodically with the wider culinary team to enhance skills and support central culinary initiatives projects- For example trials, tasting event, NPD.
  • Support the daily operational needs of the business
  • Support New business and retention presentations across the region

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Company Car
  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families

    Please note :This role requires travel 4/5 days a week across the Home Counties (South East London, West London, Hounslow,Surrey, Berkshire, Watford, Oxford, London)

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be highly organised and be able to develop relationships with key contact such as customers, clients and senior managers.
  • Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • An imaginative approach to presentation to suit the audience which could be Children, Head Teachers, Governors, Parents, Consultants or Business Managers.
  • Experience working in a culinary/catering role in the Education environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of The School Food Standards
  • Ability to get the best out of our people through team leadership and coaching
  • Proven culinary background in a similar foodservice function
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to large and small groups
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
  • Experience of using process and planning to deliver consistent results
  • Ability to quickly gain credibility with key stakeholder groups
  • Obsessive about great service with client and customer focus
  • Passion for great food and excellent service delivery
  • Experience in training culinary skills
  • Self-starter with excellent planning and organisational skills - the ability to order, plan and prepare and deliver food activities which can take place in varying types of location
  • Financially astute with regards to food costings and margin management
  • Ability to work on own initiative but within a framework
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desirable : Teaching background

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