We're currently recruiting a Lead Chef to help us create exceptional food experiences for Healthcare on a full time basis contracted to 37.5 hours per week. As a Lead Chef, you will be responsible for preparing and serving the kind of food that truly brightens our clients' and customers' days, all within the market-leading food service company in the UK. You'll get given every opportunity to progress within a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate.

To preparing, assembling & cooking all menu dishes (which includes those sourced from our dedicated Cuisine Centre) providing high quality dishes for the customer whilst supervising 1 other members of the kitchen team. Assist in general cleaning of the kitchen, maintaining high standards of hygiene. Drive sales through centrally driven menu plans and promotions and ensure compliance through preferred suppliers. Provide high quality service to customers and client in line with a food service offer that is applicable to sector and client.

Healthcare is a fast moving, innovative & exciting sector of Compass Group UK&I where you will be working in a large well equipped kitchen.

Here's what you need to know before applying:

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing delicious, high-quality food that delights our clients and customers
  • Follow set portion control and ensure all food is purchased in the first instance from our preferred list of suppliers wherever possible
  • To ensure all food is handled and stored at the correct temperature and in accordance with Food Handling and Hygiene Regulations.
  • To serve on the food counters in the client's premises following all customer service standards
  • Use machinery as shown and trained to ensure equipment is used safely and in accordance with legislation, and reporting of equipment issues to your line manager
  • To ensure that work areas are kept clean and that all waste is recorded and disposed of correctly
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our food services
  • Listening and acting on customer feedback to consistently improve our food services
  • Representing Healthcare and maintaining a positive brand image
  • Assisting the General Manager in ordering stock taking and other admin duties

Cook - Moorfield Eye Hospital

£14.50 per hour, 37.5 hours per week

Shift Pattern: Monday - Friday Days

Closed weekends and Bank Holidays

Uniform & Safety Shoes are provided.

Our ideal Chef will:
  • Possess a ‘can do attitude'
  • Be quality driven & be able to maintain high standards.
  • Have a passion for food and customer service.
  • Be able to demonstrate good people skills
  • Hold an industry recognised qualification e.g. City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 or NVQ equivalent
  • Have previous experience of supervision
  • Hold a current Food Hygiene Certificate Lvl 1 as minimum

Person Specification:
  • Competent to lead, manage, work within a team
  • Acts in line with guidelines and procedures, to ensure the team operates to it's maximum potential
  • Always strives to deliver above and beyond the expectations set by management, customer and client
  • Has a proven desire for the delivery of the highest quality of service and food offer obtainable
  • Has the drive to ensure that all results are attained in the most professional and honest manner

About Us
  • Part of Compass Group UK&I, Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

    Job Reference: com/1810/41395001/52601176/SU

    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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