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Catering Chef Manager – School - Daytime Term Time Only 

Vacancy Reference: CM6052
Vacancy Title:Catering Chef Manager – School - Daytime Term Time Only
The Company:
Our Client is looking to recruit an experienced Catering Chef Manager for their site in Hackney, catering to 176 pupils per day. The successful candidate will oversee the friendly, solid and established catering team whose aim is to serve fresh, interesting and nutritious school meals within budget which meet Government, and the federations standards.
Vacancy Description:

Role Details:

Plan, operate and control the production and service of school meals and other catering requirements. 

Be responsible for the standards of cleanliness and hygiene of premises and equipment. 

Order all food and other commodities required from designated suppliers. 

Operate and control stocks, stock records and ensure correct completion and submission of all appropriate returns and records to the deadline dates identified. 

Control and operate any other catering functions within the school. • Ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements relevant to the service, with particular regard to Health & Safety and Hygiene Regulations. 

Be responsible for delivering a good quality of service that meets the required standards and the needs of the service users. 

Prepare meals to meet specific dietary and cultural requirements.

Assess and adjust levels of staffing in accordance with the requirements of the service. 

Participate in the training of catering staff.

Be responsible for the welfare of the units staff and to monitor their performance and assist with the organisation of support and training.

Plan and prepare staff task lists and rotas.

Ensure that all sickness records are maintained and monitored in accordance with procedures. 

Liaise with the appropriate school manager to deal with unsatisfactory performance and conduct of staff.

Ensure that accidents and “near misses” are reported, investigated and the necessary action taken.

Be responsible for the security of the unit and stores and equipment in accordance with procedures.

Check deliveries for quality and quantity of goods received.

Maintain portion control and instruct and supervise staff accordingly.

Wider School Activities

Liaise with School Management and Service Users to promote and improve the service.

Provide accurate information regarding nutritional and calorie values of menu options and advice on healthy eating.

Participate in wider school activities regarding food selection, preparation and nutrition.

Prepare and assist at any special functions organised by the school.

About you:

About you 

Our client is looking for a candidate who has experience as a Catering Manager/Head Chef level in a professional kitchen in a commercial educational or comparable setting 

Ability to manage a budget

Able to maintain a 5* EHO standards in all kitchens 

Strong admin and multi-tasking skills

Salary & Benefits:
£35k per annum - pro-rata - term time only
£35k per annum - pro-rata - term time only
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