Job Title: Sous Chef
Location: Sandringham Campus – Ronson Family Centre
Salary range: £30,000
Contract type: Full Time/Permanent
To work alongside the head chef within the Ronson Community Café. You will be responsible for food production and service in our new modern facility, you will also assume the role of head chef in their absence. An important role in the kitchen, the Sous Chef is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of food preparation and working practices., whilst meeting Health & Safety Regulations, financial controls and the management and development of kitchen teams.
• To ensure all food hygiene and Health & Safety practices are monitored, met, and recorded in line with organisational policies and current legislations.
• Ensure all food produced is to the agreed standard, developing innovative approaches ensuring market trends, cultural requirements and Kashrut laws are met.
• To work within the agreed budget, administer unit controls in line with budget and consistently seek and implement ways of improving the quality and cost effectiveness of the service.
• Manage financial and administrative requirements to ensure Jewish Care budgets and Policies are adhered to.
• To ensure that individual learning needs are met through provision of high-quality training and development to inspire learners in developing their skills and capabilities.
• To keep abreast of best practice within the National Catering sector to ensure Jewish Care’s training and development remains relevant and innovative.
• To lead, motivate and encourage team building to ensure agreed qualitative outcomes are achieved and customer service expectations are exceeded and maintained.
• Delivery of a proactive, flexible, and positive customer experience to ensure individual service users’ needs are met.
• Take part in meetings with potential clients to discuss and agree catering functions across the facility, and to address special needs or dietary requirements. This must include knowledge of cultural and religious preferences.
• Support cost-effective stock control systems to minimise waste and ensure these are in place.
• Ensure equipment checks are maintained, liaising with Maintenance to ensure equipment is serviced regularly. Report any faults immediately to the Head Chef for action.
• Deputise for the Head Chef in their absence and comply with their responsibilities.
• Attend initial and update mandatory training as required. Actively engage in personal professional supervision including quarterly one-to-one meetings and a yearly performance review, ensuring personal professional knowledge and competency is maintained.
• Work flexibly within contracted hours to ensure resources are used efficiently and, where chosen, sign an opt-out clause under Working Time Directives
• Proven experience of working with a five-star café/bistro culture.
• City of Guilds 706 1 / 2 or quivalent of
• COSHH and CQC regulation awareness
• Experience of working to deadlines and adhering to budgetary requirements.
• Appropriate supervisory experience and relevant qualifications pertaining to the safe delivery of Food & Hygiene or Catering Services. NVQ Level 2 or 3
• Awareness of waste disposal techniques and infection control
• Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
• Understands the challenge of and sensitivity needed to care and support vulnerable people
• IT Literacy – with an ability to pick up new systems with ease
• Ability to organize and prioritise workload, and work under pressure
• Ability to communicate and manage interpersonal relationships, including influencing skills.
• Can give excellent customer service
• Energetic, passionate and proactive attitude
• Can take responsibility for own development, willing to attend training.
• Positive and flexible attitude
• Motivated to develop knowledge of the community and how the service operates within it
Jewish Care is a communal organisation touching the lives of over 10,000 people every week. We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by enhancing wellbeing and inspiring them to stay connected to their community. We provide a variety of health and social care services to meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations, including older people, those with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia and people with disabilities.
We employee 1,100 staff and 3,000 volunteers from multicultural backgrounds who work together to enrich vulnerable people's lives in a positive and caring way. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we are proud of how our staff have responded and the agility they have shown to ensure we continue to meet changing requirements.
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