Chef Manager

Posted 24 days ago by Sodexo
Location Wolverhampton Job Type Permanent
Salary £21,000 - £23,000 Sector Catering & Hospitality

We are currently recruiting an experienced, enthusiastic Chef Manager with excellent communication skills to lead the catering operation for the prestigious Nuffield Hospital in Wolverhampton.

As a Chef Manager you will plan, organise and co-ordinate the delivery of all services in line with the Service Level Agreement for staff, visitors and patients. You will also manage all aspects of staffing to ensure the smooth running of patient and staff feeding.

If you have a passion for food and innovation, are skilled in fresh food delivery, this may just be the job for you!


Package description

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave. We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.

Main responsibilities
  • Lead the delivery and production of quality fresh food in line with the Service Level Agreement for staff, visitors and patients
  • Order and control stock levels and administration
  • Ensure achievement of high levels of client and service user satisfaction, monitoring on regular basis
  • Manage the Sodexo Horticultural contractors when undertaking their grounds maintenance work, ensuring work schedule and health and safety is followed
  • Manage, develop and inspire the management of the existing team to ensure a high quality service is delivered, providing coaching and training when required
  • Nurture client relationships in order to develop them for a long term partnership
  • Develop the hospitality offering and the engineering of menus and food innovation for the site
  • Manage all aspects of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Ensure financial documentation, costings and accountancy of the unit (and those from suppliers) is accurate and within agreed budgeted levels
  • Ensure the weekly rotas are complete in the correct time frame and labour is managed within budget agreements
  • Liaise with the hospital director and clients team
  • Ensure achievement of high levels of client and service user satisfaction, monitoring on regular basis
Ideal candidate
  • Previous experience as a Catering Manager, Supervisor or Chef Manager
  • Experience of managing a team to deliver service excellence
  • Experience in managing client relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite
  • Good financial awareness
  • Personal innovation and passion for quality food
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.