Head of Food

Job Title: Head of Food
Salary: £34000 - £35000
Reference: CJDHDF_1715155443
Contact Name: Claire Philpott

Job Description

Culinary Lead – Term Time Only (41 Weeks)

The Benefits:

* Term time only salary of £35,000
* Car allowance and mileage
* Company bonus package
* Meals on duty
* Monday to Friday schedule within State Education
* 55 days holiday (11 weeks) as the role works Term-time only (41 weeks per annum)

Are you a passionate food enthusiast ready to make a difference in the culinary landscape of education? Join our client’s team as a Culinary Lead and become an integral part of a dynamic contract catering company specialising in Education contracts.

With over 160 sites across Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, predominantly within Primary, some Secondary, and Nursery schools, they are dedicated to providing fresh and nutritious meals while raising food standards in all areas. As they continue to grow, we are excited to introduce the newly created Culinary Lead position to add even more value for their clients.

As Culinary Lead, you will be responsible for:

* Collaborating with the Managing Director and working with teams on menu creation and sourcing seasonal ingredients
* Elevating food presentations and standards across all schools
* Assisting in bidding for new contracts
* Mentoring and developing culinary skills at all levels
* Delivering presentations confidently and accurately
* Managing food costings and margins effectively
* Utilising process and planning to ensure consistent results


* Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification or equivalent
* Previous experience in a similar Culinary Lead/Head of Food role
* Passion for delivering exceptional food and service
* Strong culinary skills and ability to motivate others
* Experience in training culinary skills
* Excellent communication skills at all levels
* Financial acumen regarding food costings and margin management
* Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

If you are an innovative and creative culinary professional eager to make a difference in the education sector, we want to hear from you! Please send your CV as a Word document.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications, only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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Claire Philpott
Operations Director

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