Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
Area Support Chef 
Job Category :
Posted :
3/2/2019 2:00:41 PM 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
Ealing, Greater London, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£25,749 per year + benefits 
Security :
Description :

The Company and the Role:
The Company has been around since the early 90`s and has become a leading contract caterer in the area of education which accounts for around 90% of their units with the remaining 10% being Business and Industry outlets e.g. staff restaurants etc.
They have achieved consistent growth year after year by keeping the core values upon which the Company was founded.
Their catering teams are skilled in the art of transforming fresh, seasonal ingredients into nutritious home-cooked meals that support healthier lifestyles and enable customers of all ages to perform at their best throughout the day.
They are looking for two Area Support Chefs to maintain food standards through their teams across several primary schools within the London Borough of Ealing.
You will be required to work in their primary schools alongside Chefs and Cooks supporting them to achieve company food standards. Additionally, during periods of Chef / Cook absence you will lead the team in all areas of food and service management.

Key Features of the Role:
Lead kitchen`s during periods of absence of the Chef/Cook Manager `completing duties and responsibilities of Chef/Cook Manager, whilst maintaining and develop food standards.
Know and understand the company and client`s expectations operationally and continually strive to exceed them through a pro-active, responsible and committed approach. 
Plan, organise and control the catering establishments` operations to ensure that the food quality, presentation and service are provided to the appropriate Group Schools with the involvement in menu planning, special events and hospitality events
Lead and motivate by example the Managers and Supervisors you come into contact with and through them the staff for whom they are responsible, nsuring compliance with all company policies and procedures are followed.
Plan and deliver training as required and create opportunities for career development and advancement.
Liaise with and meet Headteachers and the day-to-day client contact on a regular Basis.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Be an accomplished Chef with previous contract catering experience within the educational sector.
Ideally practical experience supported by NVQ level 3 in Professional Cookery or equivalent with good knowledge of COSHH/PPE.
Proven craft and management skills and a real passion for fresh food
Strong communication, interpersonal and customer facing skills
Strong leadership and management ability as well as good team working skills and ability to work with minimal supervision and under pressure, flexible approach to work
Professional demeanour
Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities
Must be able to attain a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure or security clearance, cleared Bared List Check essential and compliance with safeguarding regulations.
Current and full driving licence and reliable vehicle is essential as you will be required to travel to multi sites on short notice.

What`s on Offer?
Full time, permanent role
£ 25,749 per annum for 40 hour working week, Monday to Friday + Term Time
Great work life balance
Mileage paid per mile between sites during the day (Not the mileage to/from work)
Excellent training and opportunities for career progression via the Company`s craft and management workshops
High street and on-line discount scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
The holidays will be 28 days inc. Bank Holidays, (taken during term holiday periods)
Pension Scheme
Life Assurance Scheme

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Chef.
For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.
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rpc catering & hospitality recruitment is a leading catering and  hospitality recruitment specialist supplying Chefs of all grades and Hospitality General / Deputy / Assistant / Restaurant / Bar Managers / Sommeliers and Mixologists and hotel staff of all levels throughout the UK and Internationally.
We frequently manage confidential appointments on behalf of our clients, some of which are not advertised.

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