Sodexo Sports and Leisure - head chef

06/08/2018 11:08
Sodexo has a rare opportunity for someone to join its culinary team at Sodexo Sports and Leisure. It is looking to grow the team by recruiting Head Chefs to support the Sodexo business across the UK & Ireland.

These roles will support our fantastic venues and events during staff shortages and peak periods, offering the opportunity for a varied role across managing a kitchen, attending tastings and supporting the development chefs. This would suit a highly mobile, experienced Chef who is looking for a role that offers opportunity and variety.

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.

Role Responsibility

You will be looking after a region of the UK (either north or south based) however there will be times where travel outside your region is required.

Supporting the venue teams, you be drafted in to support the kitchen, managing food preparation and health and safety on site, ensuring high standards are delivered by the teams and driving employee engagement. 

In addition to leading kitchens in our venues and large events, you will also assist the development chefs and executive chefs with innovation and offer development while supporting major venues and events with client tasting and development days.

Due to the nature of the role, we are looking for a mobile chef who is happy to travel at short notice and work away from home, in addition to being comfortable in a variety of kitchens, quickly establishing relationships and credibility. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a large global business, in a business where quality and innovation are critical to success.

Ideal Candidate

  • Previous relevant culinary experience
  • Lead kitchen teams
  • Articulate and able to establish credibility
  • High mobile
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • CIEH Level 3

£Competitive + Benefits 

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