Ref
18405
Division/Department
Estates & Facilities | Catering (0331)
Location
Onsite - Hospital/Hospice
Employment type
Full-time
Salary
£45,000 to £48,000 dependant on experience
DBS required
Standard
Hours
37.5
Closing date
31/12/2022
Description

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Head Chef to join our Catering department here at HJE. As a Head Chef, you will be required to support and ensure the smooth running of the Hospital’s main kitchen. Oversee that all meals are prepare well, as per nutritional and dietary needs, and maintain excellent standards of hygiene and safety.

Deputise in the absence of the Executive Chef, oversee stock management, liaising with food delivery companies, placing/ chasing orders, ensure that maintenance of temperature records are fully completed and maintain the 5 star Food hygiene rating.

The Catering Department provides and effective and efficient food service within the wards and hospitality events, ensuring the highest food safety standards at all times to patients, visitors and staff.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

Am I the right person for this Head Chef role?

  • Minimum of Level 3 NVQ Catering, or above/Formal chef qualification
  • Member of Hospital Caterers Association
  • HACCP Level 2
  • Food Labelling
  • Allergen
  • Knowledge of regulation, g. COSSH, Health & Safety
  • Minimum of Level 3 NVQ Catering, or above/Formal chef qualification
  • Member of Hospital Caterers Association
  • HACCP Level 2
  • Food Labelling
  • Allergen
  • Knowledge of regulation, g. COSSH, Health & Safety

What are the Responsibilities of this Head Chef role?

  • Supervise the preparation of ingredients for and during service working alongside the junior chefs
  • Manage and support a team of commis chefs, demi chef de parties, chef de parties and sous chefs on the section
  • Should have full knowledge of Health & safety and Food safety in kitchens. 
  • Should have full knowledge allergens and food laws.
  • Ability to deal with suppliers and make contact with them
  • Ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the preparation of food
  • Support the rest of the kitchen team during service to ensure a smooth operation
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the kitchen and front of house team
  • Coach and develop the junior members of the team for future succession
  • Previous experience as a Head Chef in a fast paced kitchen environment
  • Luxury kitchen experience would be beneficial
  • Passion for food and quality products and ingredients
  • Be a team player with good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment
  • Excellent attention to detail

Why apply for this role as Head Chef?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring
  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year
  • Ongoing training and development programmes
  • Discounts at local, national and online shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work loan scheme
  • Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.