Head Chef

Head Chef, Independent Boarding School, Abingdon, £40,000-45,000 depending on accommodation

Select Hospitality Oxford are currently looking for a strong Head Chef to join the senior management team at a prestigious Oxfordshire independent boarding school. The role, as part of the management team, will involve helping oversee the daily food production, food presentation and food standards for all of the services, and an opportunity to train, coach and develop a team.

My client is looking for an experienced head chef with high volume catering experience in a similar role, someone who takes a great passion in inspiring, leading and developing a team and a culinary offer. You will inspire and champion innovation and new ideas whilst providing development opportunities for the catering team. You will be able to demonstrate fantastic craft skills, and lead by example to ensure the kitchen is a calm, safe, professional environment.

This client has a vision of providing quality, fresh and healthy food across campus. You will be catering for up to 500 for breakfast, over 1000 at lunch and over 600 for dinner every day catering for a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet, using locally sourced fresh ingredients.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the delivery of new ideas and processes. You will have experience of managing and motivating a large team and be able to cope in a busy environment. You will also be confident in providing additional development opportunities and coaching for the team.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years in a similar role, including experience of high volume catering. Also, several years’ experience in a fine dining environment would be beneficial. You will also have a minimum of Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors, a City & Guilds 706/1 or 706/2 or equivalent NVQ, or preferably 706/3.

Full knowledge of Health & Safety, HACCP & COSHH is also beneficial.

As well as a brilliant salary of £40,000-45,000 dependant on skills, abilities and experience, as well as accommodation requirements, you will be entitled to enhanced pension contribution and life assurance scheme along with great working hours, free lunch and parking, uniform and daily laundering. Further benefits are available.

If you are looking for that “unicorn” of employment, with the opportunity to cook with the freshest local ingredients using the most up to date equipment then please apply and contact Andrew at our Oxford office.

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Job Summary

Job Title Head Chef
Location Oxon
Job Type Permanent
Salary £45k
Last Updated 12/02/2020
Reference SF48383
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