Development Chef

Job Title: Development Chef
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car allowance, bonus
Reference: DD6138_1690890724
Contact Name: Donna Debenedictis
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Job Description

Development Chef- salary of £45,000 to £50,000, plus car allowance and company package.

Looking for a true foodie to join this growing award winning company whom have grown to new heights during the pandemic and are making huge strides within the catering industry with a key focus on Education.
Now at the stage where the Culinary Director is looking for a Development chef to join the team at such an exciting time and as Development Chef you will have a sound knowledge and passion for food and want to be involved in a hands on 360-degree role
This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity for an energetic individual with a passion of food and learning as Development Chef and being the face of both sides of the educational and B&I catering sectors within the business- although the key and primary focus will be on state education and bringing up food standards in all areas.
As the Development Chef you will be responsible for providing culinary support across a number of education contracts in the Herts, Cambs and Bucks areas
If you are an innovative and creative Culinary professional with a real passion for nutrition and sharing your knowledge and are equally passionate about using top quality fresh ingredients and looking for a role which can offer both work life balance and career development – then this is certainly one you need to apply for

Day to day your accountability as Development Chef will include but not be limited to the following:

Drive innovation with monthly menus
Have a hands on can do attitude to all areas of the role
Create menus created with allergen and recipes delivered directly to units wanting to participate.
Working with the Culinary Director to ensure direct clients are supported in all of the schools in the patch
Manage all menus including but not limited to theme day and main menus need approval from each academy.
Work with the Teams and schools to amend and create bespoke menus that work for each.
Working closely with staff to train, teach and develop others.
Creating an annual plan and delivery of workshops and theme days in schools
Lead the main menu change over process in both primary and secondary schools.
Deliver all special diets communications between the nutrition team and academies.
Uphold the highest food standards across the contracts
Support with mobilizations- new openings
Marketing handouts whenever possible to increase uptake
The Ideal Development Chef:

As Development chef you will be highly organised and be able to develop relationships with key contact such as customers, clients and senior managers.

Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent
Experience working in a culinary/catering role
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

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Donna Debenedictis
Client Services Manager

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