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Head Chef Date Posted: 14 January 2020
North End Road, London, HA9 0UU
£ £26,000 to £26,000 per year
Full-time only.
Closing date: 13th February 2020
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Job description

Head Chef

Place of Work: Michaela Community School, North End Road, London, HA9 0UU

Hours of Work: Mon- Fri 7:00am-3:30pm (Term Time only – 40 weeks + 5.2 weeks’ holiday pay)

Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme (“LGPS”), London Borough of Brent

Salary: £26000 before deductions

To Apply: Please email your CV and covering letter to applications@mcsbrent.co.uk

Michaela Community School is an exciting and successful free school that opened in September 2014 and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The ambition of our vibrant and energetic team is to transform the lives of all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We have 700 pupils from years 7 to 12.

Person specification

The role of the Head Chef is to ensure fantastic food and exceptional service is provided for the pupils and teachers each and every day as we serve vegetarian family lunch to 750 pupils and staff.

You should share our passion for delivering the best service and exciting, fresh and nutritious food on a daily basis. It all starts with enjoyment – great tasting, healthy food that pupils look forward to and really love!

Line Management

As Head Chef you will manage a team of 8-10 to deliver an excellent catering service through great food and excellent customer service
You will ensure your staff have completed the appropriate training for their role
You will ensure your staff have the correct uniform, equipment and skills
Experience leading, coaching and motivating staff, ensuring professional development and effectively challenging and managing any underperformance
Head Chef

Responsible for the P&L accounts, effective control of costs
Creating and costing of menus
Training and motivating the staff
Build excellent relationship with the School
Ensure all School requirements are delivered
Carefully plan and monitor food given to those with allergies
The ideal candidate

Passionate about catering and service delivery
Excellent craft skills
Knowledge of food preparation and standards required
A strong leader, with lots of enthusiasm
Management experience within a similar environment
Experience of management of catering services is essential
An adaptable individual who can communicate at all levels from pupils to clients
Very organised and enjoys working in a very busy environment
Sound knowledge of legislative standards
Computer literacy
Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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