Group Head Chef

Job Title: Group Head Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton
Salary: £33000 - £39500
Start Date: 2019-07-26 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP1/RF3169/ML
Contact Name: Rebecca Pass
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 26, 2019 12:02

Job Description

Do you think of yourself as a modern and inspired Chef with a passion to deliver great workplace food experience? Are you also an experienced manager who would love to look after 3 sites for a high-profile client? We would love to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly professional Group Head Chef to look after 3 sites in Brighton area and deliver our Modern Recipe food program. You can read about Modern Recipe and our food initiatives here.


Main responsibilities
  • Deliver the food program within the Modern recipe guidelines
  • Drive profitability for both Sodexo and client through excellence in execution
  • Consult on designs and develop appropriate solutions for the kitchen & restaurant services
  • Project manage key projects in food transformation
  • Lead recruitment process on key food positions within the contract
  • Develop, implement and manage site business and training plan
  • Be an ambassador of the Modern recipe brand
  • Deliver on all Operating Brands offers to Company specifications as requested
  • Maintain all levels of food hygiene throughout the preparation areas
  • Reporting any Health & Safety / Food & Safety issues
  • Ensuring good levels of customer service and care
Ideal candidate


  • IT Skills
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as executive chef or group head chef in blue chip company
  • P&L experience
  • Strong financial awareness and understanding of budgets
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to manage teams of people
  • Impeccable culinary skills
  • Client customer communication skills, with the ability to develop long term relationships
  • Passion for food and service delivery


  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • IT skills
  • Personal development and improvement skills
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