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Head Chef

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary :

Head Chef
Tiverton, Devon

If you are an experienced Executive or Head Chef with a passion for food and great culinary experiences and a background in fine dining, this is an excellent opportunity to join a prestigious organisation with a rich history.

About Us

Founded in 1604, Blundell’s is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 11 – 18. Boasting excellent facilities and the best in pastoral care, we are committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for all students.

We are now looking for a Head Chef to lead our Catering Team, covering both our Senior School and our Preparatory School.

The Benefits

– Competitive salary (dependent on skills and experience)
– 25 days’ holiday
– Pension scheme
– Meals during term time
– Free parking
– Use of excellent sports facilities

This role is one of the most important in our school. Our Head Chef organises catering for over 1,000 people on a daily basis as well as overseeing a wide variety of functions across the school including black-tie and gala events.

From educating pupils (and teachers) regarding healthy eating and the support that promotes physical and emotional development and wellbeing, to ensuring pupils and staff with dietary requirements are suitably catered for, this role is all encompassing, engaging and highly rewarding.

You’ll have the chance to act as a central figure in our school community and the lynchpin of our outstanding catering reputation. Inspiring staff, pupils and parents alike, this role represents an incredible opportunity to grow and develop as a chef, diversify your skills and further cement your expertise.

What’s more, we’ve built an impeccable reputation for our high-quality functions, particularly for small parties, so you will be able to get involved in fine dining events where you provide outstanding dishes to a very high standard.

Other events and functions that you will lead the catering for will include theatre evenings, art department exhibitions, language department events (such as Food of the World week) and various private functions as well as public events such as Speech Day and Old Blundellian Day.

Your Role

As the Head Chef, you will be tasked with delivering outstanding catering solutions to the staff and pupils at our school as well as guests and parents as part of planned events.

Your overall aim will be planning, organising and directing the effective preparation of food, creating new menu initiatives to further extend healthy diets and expanding and promoting our function and event catering offering.

You will also work closely with the Catering Manager and Kitchen Manager at the Preparatory School, develop skill sets within the catering team and ensure full compliance with legislative and health and safety requirements.

About You

To join us as our Head Chef, you will need:

– Experience as an Executive or Head Chef at a similar level
– A fine dining background
– To be passionate about food and customer service
– Experience of leading a successful team
– Experience of working to set budgets
– To be able to demonstrate innovation and strategic direction in food planning and menu development
– In-depth knowledge of food safety and statutory requirements
– A City and Guilds 706/2, NVQ level 3 or equivalent
– An intermediate food hygiene certificate

Other organisations may call this role Chef, Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Manager, Kitchen Manager, Senior Chef, Head Caterer, Private Chef, Lead Chef, Kitchen Supervisor, or Catering Supervisor.

This is a full-time role, working 45 hours per week, including evenings and weekends, as agreed with the Catering Manager.

Please note, the closing date for this role is the 3rd January 2021 with interviews scheduled for the week commencing the 18th January 2021. The role is expected to start for the spring term.

Webrecruit and Blundell’s are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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