Divisional Executive Chef

Job Title: Divisional Executive Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK Wide
Salary: Up to £65,000
Start Date: 2019-08-05 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3478/RC-SL
Contact Name: Ryan Candy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 05, 2019 14:11

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Divisional Executive Chef to lead culinary excellence across our catering operations in Sodexo Sports & Leisure.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Package description

Up to £65,000 + bonus + car allowance + flexible benefit fund

Main responsibilities
  • To ensure prompt and efficient preparation and service of all food offers to the Company and Client’s satisfaction
  • To demonstrate innovation in our food service offers and support the national roll out of all new offers
  • To maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of all the Units of responsibility to the required standard
  • To promote Sodexo’s vision and values at all times as well as being an ambassador for Sodexo
  • To plan, execute and monitor exceptional Food Safety and Health and Safety standards within area of responsibility
  • Own, define and maintain culinary development plans, as well as leading change management processes
  • Support the implementation of DRIVE
  • Support the ongoing training, development and engagement of craft teams within division
  • To support the integration of the Sodexo and Centerplate stadia portfolios
  • Support and deliver the mobilisation of new contracts within the stadia business
Ideal candidate
  • Experience of leadership in a fine dining, high-end culinary setting
  • Extensive industry knowledge
  • An eye for detail
  • Obsession for innovation in food production and presentation
  • Commercial awareness and strong understanding of P&L and cost control interventions
  • Project management and planning skills
  • Understanding of stadia catering
  • Understanding of retail catering
  • People management skills
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, 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

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.