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Head Cook

Company: Elior    Location: Stoke-on-Trent
An excellent opportunity now exists to join a warm a friendly team as Head Cook in the Stoke area, Our Fourseasons care home requires a caring and committed cook to look after our residents. This role offers you the opportunity to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of working kitchens, food hygiene and health and safety in a busy kitchen.

Hill Top Manor
High Lane

Profile Our Head Cook will be responsible for ensuring sustained growth of turnover and net operating profits by effectively managing the kitchen and the delivery of culinary excellence. Responsible for providing day to day culinary advice, innovative solutions and quality service in line with business objectives and Elior UK standards to achieve and maximise set targets. Establish and maintain a committed and engaged team.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities
As Head Cook for Elior you will be expected to:
Proactive management of kitchen team. Responsible for recruiting, supporting, training and people development to deliver an efficient, high quality service to Elior UK, the customer and client.
Accountable for ensuring that all aspects of the Elior eXperience are communicated and embedded within the team supporting the Service Champion as appropriate.
Accountable for ensuring ongoing team communications, including building internal and external relationships, management reporting and client liaison to enable operational excellence.
Accountable for maintaining, ordering and controlling food stocks within budget.
Accountable for innovative menu planning and design of food service within specified budgets ensuring high standard of food presentation and portion/quality control.
Responsible for creating a platform for financial growth through cost control and culinary excellence.
Accountable for COSHH, Food Safety, H&S, legal regulations, environment policies and duty of care to customers and colleagues.

Skills, Experience and
As Head Chef we look for the following:
Someone with previous Cook experience.
Experience in a kitchen of a similar size.
Relevant qualifications including food hygiene, cookery certifications/qualifications.

Benefits Salary & Benefits

As well as an enjoyable place to work, Elior offer a comprehensive benefits package including access to offers, promotions and discounts to retail and leisure providers.

30 hours per week 3/7 days

Natalie Fair
Area Manager

Closing date 09/03/2018

Elior UK The pleasure and well-being we bring to customers is the fundamental motivating force in our business. We underpin our passion for food and service with investment in resources to drive best practice, compliance with the highest standards and continual improvement. We aim to be the company people can rely on most for great food, but also for food that is safe and healthy, sustainably produced and ethically sourced.

And vitally we believe that exceptional care for customers happens because our employees are cared for themselves. We are a company where people learn and develop outstanding skills -- for life.

This is what Elior is all about: the whole experience.

Highly skilled, caring people operating in strong teams, on site and behind the scenes, empowered to focus entirely on the needs of customers