Chef - The Senedd (Welsh Gov) - Cardiff

£12.47 per hour

35hrs per Week Monday to Friday (Variable to suit business)

Earlies 08:00hrs to 15:00hrs Monday & Friday

Lates 12:00hrs to 20:00hrs Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday depending on Hospitality requirement

We're currently recruiting an ambitious Chef to help us create exceptional food experiences for Defence on a full time basis contracted to 35 hours per week. As a 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.

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:
  • To help with the cost of living crisis, Compass will be providing a free meal or equivalent Subsidy while working
  • 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
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • 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
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes

Here's an idea of what your shift patterns will be: Variable shifts

Could you bring your passion and culinary skill to Defence? 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
  • Overseeing and implementing menu changes
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our food services
  • Listening and acting on customer feedback to consistently improve our food services
  • Supporting with the creation of new menus and creative food concepts
  • Representing Defence and maintaining a positive brand image
  • Monitoring inventories to keep our kitchens well-stocked
  • Overseeing kitchen cleaning responsibilities to maintain hygiene standards
  • Complying with Food Handling, Hygiene and Health and Satefty regulations

Our ideal Chef will:
  • Be passionate about great-tasting food and exceptional customer service
  • You must be used to working with fresh ingredients and place a heavy emphasis on quality and consistency.
  • Be able to competently manage stock to achieve GP target and excellent food quality.
  • Work within an established team
  • Be able to work unsupervised
  • Hold a City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 or NVQ equivalent
  • Have experience in a similar Chef role
  • Hold a Food Hygiene certificate
  • Produce dishes to required specification
  • Produce buffets for up to 150 guests
  • Have an understanding of Allergens and Dietary requirements
  • Hospitality is core to our business and the preferred candidate will be familiar have an understanding of Canapé Receptions, Fine Dining and Formal Dinners as well as day to day catering for our staff restaurant and retail outlet.
  • Ideally you will have formal Catering Qualifications and a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar role.
  • You will also be fully aware of Health and Safety and Hygiene regulations and ensure excellent Food Hygiene and Health & Safety standards at all times
  • You will be well-presented, articulate and enthusiastic
  • Be flexible to work in an ever changing business where there are large trade swings depending on time of year.

Part of Compass Group UK&I, ESS is the Defence, Government, and Energy services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We support 250+ UK military establishments, high profile police, secure environments and government sites, along with a range of onshore and offshore facilities including platforms, drilling rigs, floatels and offices for the energy sector. We know that a friendly face makes all the difference, so we look for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, at all levels, to join our teams.

Job Reference: com/2302/40862001/52606643/R/ONE

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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