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Regional Development Chef

Job Type
3 Apr 2024
We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families

Key Skills and Experience
  • Ability to get the best out of our people through team leadership and coaching
  • Proven culinary background in a similar foodservice function
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to large and small groups
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
  • Demonstrates Compass values and recognition principles
  • Experience of using process and planning to deliver consistent results
  • Ability to quickly gain credibility with key stakeholder groups
  • Obsessive about great service with client and customer focus
  • Experience working in a culinary/catering role in an education environment
  • Passion for great food and excellent service delivery
  • Experience in training culinary skills
  • Financially astute with ability to understand and deliver food costings and margin management initiatives
  • Ability to work on own initiative but within a framework
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work away from home when required

  • Operational experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • First class self-presentation and integrity
  • Self-starter with excellent planning and organisational skills - the ability to order, plan and prepare and deliver food activities which can take place in varying types of location
  • Knowledge and understanding of The School Food Standards
  • An imaginative approach to presentation to suit the audience which could be Children, Head Teachers, Governors, Parents, Consultants or Business Managers
  • An ability to deliver under pressure and adapt to change
  • Driving licence
  • DBS

About Us
Part of Compass Group UK&I, Chartwells is the leading provider of catering and support services to the education sector. For over a quarter of a century, Chartwells has been focusing on helping those in education to build strong bodies, sharp minds and lead long healthy lives. Every week, Chartwells serves millions of nutritious and delicious meals to pupils and students in primary and secondary schools, academies, independent schools, colleges, and universities across the UK. Chartwells is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all employees to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to successfully completing pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure and a Children's Barred List check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we ask applicants to declare all previous convictions and cautions in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
Job Reference: com/0204/435800/52633557/SU
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!
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