Permanent Head Chef

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Job Reference: 0000099749

Date Added: 05.09.17

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Location Icon Leicestershire

£ £18000 - 20000 Per annum

Location Icon Job Type: Education and Training

Sector Icon Sector: Secondary non-teaching

Duration Icon Duration: Permanent

Interviewing Icon Interviewing: N/A


Aspire People are looking for an experienced school Head Chef to work in one of our well established secondary schools in Leicester.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
 Responsible for the provision of high quality, well balanced and nutritional food by planning and providing varied daily menus in line with the schools requirements and nutritional standards, to meet the diverse needs of students, staff and guests within the school including hospitality requirements
 Prepares, produces and serves as required meals taking into account special dietary and cultural needs
 Creating and implementing a school food policy in accordance with the Children’s food trust. To ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in school promote health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and visitors. Being aware of current trends and legislation regarding food and food safety. Attending training sessions and seminars accordingly and meet with other catering managers to share good practice
 Promote effective waste management within the canteen
 Responsible for the management and supervision of staff in all catering operations including outside functions when necessary
 Management of staff welfare, morale, development and training. Producing staff rotas and training plans. Conduct annual appraisals (Assist with recruitment and address competency issues and implementing disciplinary procedures if required)
 Provision of induction training to all new employees and on the job training as required to all existing employees in line with the specific criteria
 Ensuring Health and safety of staff, students and general public within the catering operation. Reporting breakdown of equipment and structural repairs, including food safety hazards, break-ins and accidents and the completion of all relevant documentation.
 Ensure the security of the kitchen, including the associated stores and surrounds
 Undertake regular stock checks. Monitor financial performance and ensure all documentation identifying expenditure and income is completed and returned to the finance team in a timely manner
 Ensuring regulations are adhered to according to Halal Monitoring committee, (HMC) and to the Food Standards Agency, Safer Food Better Business
 Comply and assist with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns
 To provide a high level of customer care to internal and external stakeholders, liaising with other catering staff, suppliers, customers and representatives to achieve the standard of service required
 Ensure equal opportunities for all
 Attend and participate in meetings as required
 Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
You must have:
Level 2 Food and Hygiene Certificate
Intermediate Food and Hygiene Certificate
School meals or other industrial catering experience
Understanding of Hygiene/ Health and safety
At least 2 years’ experience in catering management or supervisory role
Awareness of customer care
Experience of planning and developing interesting and nutritional menus
Experience of budgeting a cost effective service and producing reports

If you match the above requirements then please contact Faye on 0116 298 6598 or email on

Aspire People Limited provides services as an Education Agency and an Education Employment Business. Aspire People is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects every candidate to share this commitment. Placements are subject, to appropriate Child Protection screening, including checks with former employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.