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Contract Development Chef - Coventry

Company: Compass Group UK & Ireland    Location: Coventry
Contract Development Chef


Up to £40,000

Chartwells , part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Development Chef, responsible for providing culinary support . This support will include delivering special events, training of culinary teams, monitoring and maintenance of culinary standards, monitoring compliance with Compass procedures and systems, sales and retention presentations and support for client functions.

If you are an innovative and creative Development 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!


Plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the companys reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times

Taking responsibility for the food production with a hands-on approach

Possess an exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events

Driving sales through centrally driven menu planning and promotions and preferred suppliers

Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH

To implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets

Management of the Chef brigade

Ordering and stock-taking

Ideal Candidate

Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent

Experience working in a culinary/catering role in the Education environment

Passion for great food and excellent service delivery

Ability to demonstrate outstanding culinary skills

Ability to motivate and develop all levels of chefs

Experience in training culinary skills

Ability to deliver presentations to all levels confidently and accurately

Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels

Financially astute with regards to food costings and margin management

Ability to analyse and evaluate information

Experience of using process and planning to deliver consistent result to expectations

Ability to work on own initiative but within a framework

Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including; Word, Excel and PowerPoint

About Us

Our Company vision is Great People, Great Service, Great Results and we believe your contribution is crucial to the success of the business. To achieve our vision we live by the values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion, Can-do and Responsibility.