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Sous Chef
  • 5 days over 7
  • 37.5hours per week
  • If you are required to work a weekend you will get two days off in the week
  • Shift patterns - 6.30am - 2pm, 12.30pm - 8pm on a monthly rota basis
  • Occasional functions that will be overtime
  • Great work life balance

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Sous Chef to help us create exceptional food experiences for Defence on a full time basis.

As a Sous Chef, you will be working alongside a truly passionate and charismatic Sous Chef to create an outstanding culinary experience.

If you are an innovative and creative Sous Chef, passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients, and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development - we want to hear from you!

In return we offer support and development to progress within a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate.

Main responsibilities

Could you bring your spark 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
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our food service
  • Creating a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed and supported
  • Supporting the Sous Chef in delivering our tasty food concepts to our customers
  • Representing Compass Group UK&I and maintaining a positive brand image
  • Supporting the Sous Chef with ordering food, stock control and controlling food waste
  • Overseeing kitchen cleaning responsibilities to maintain hygiene standards
  • Supporting the Sous Chef to manage budgets and successfully meet financial targets
  • Complying with Food Handling and Hygiene standards
  • Complying with Health and Safety regulations

Ideal candidate

Our ideal Sous Chef will:
  • Create a positive work environment where the whole team can thrive
  • Be a brilliant communicator and easily build relationships
  • Strive for excellence in an eager and motivated manner
  • Take initiative and make decisions that are right for our customers
  • Have a desire to succeed in your role
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate exceptional timekeeping and reliability
  • Passionate about great-tasting food

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:
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com 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
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive Wow Points 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 programme

Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms Ð some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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/2906/95647001/52495171/BU

Compass Group UK&I is an equal opportunities employer, committed to cultivating diverse and inclusive environments for every employee.

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