Head Chef

Job Title: Head Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London
Salary: £45,000 plus package
Start Date: 2019-04-04 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/7094/44063/KB
Contact Name: Katherine Bell
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 04, 2019 10:51

Job Description

 This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative quality focused head chef to develop their culinary career in a fantastic and exciting environment. In this role, you will join the senior management team and offer development and daily food production for a leading media firm in London.

The opportunity is therefore suited to Chefs with an excellent craft background and ability to coach and inspire a talented team to deliver a first class catering experience to our customers.




Main responsibilities
  • 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 innovation with food for Sodexo
  • 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 immediately to your line manager
  • Ensuring good levels of customer service and care throughout your shift
Ideal candidate


  • Experience as executive chef or group head chef in blue chip
  • 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