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Title:  Chef

Requisition #:  878
Location: 

Dartford, ENG, GB, DA2 8DA

Career Area:  Culinary
Description: 

OUR MISSION

At Aramark, our mission is to enrich and nourish lives. Every day, we deliver an impact wherever people work, learn, recover and play. And we need talented, energetic, passionate people to help us do it. 

Aramark Food Services is currently recruiting for a Chef to join our team in Darenth Wood Road Dartford. The successful candidate will report to the Chef Manager and will be responsible for the supervision & control of the preparation and production of food to ensure the provision of a quality service in accordance with Aramark policy/ budget.  

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.  

Key Responsibilities

Preparation and cooking of food to Aramark standard.  

Service and presentation of food at kitchen and staff restaurant levels 

Efficient utilisation of materials, food and equipment.  

Maintain personal hygiene, appearance and uniform to Aramark standard.  

Report equipment defects to the Catering Manager and initiate repairs as required.  

Monitor the food waste and take appropriate action if excessive.  

Ensure adherence to standardised recipes as approved by line manager.  

Hygiene of the kitchen and the kitchen equipment to Aramark standards.  

Obtain accurate numbers to be catered for daily.  

Allocate duties to kitchen staff as required with full responsibility for the shift with which 

duty commenced.  

Requisition of supplies (including non-perishable and green grocery) when necessary and ensure proper stock rotation.  

Check the quality and quantity of food during delivery, preparation, and service.  

Investigate complaints in respect of the catering service and take corrective action.  

Deal with minor customer-related complaints in the prescribed manner, bringing them to the attention of the line manager.  

Offer suggestions to Catering Services Manager regarding the improvement of the catering service, eg menu planning, methods used, etc.  

Other duties as assigned from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the catering department, i.e. Filing weekly HACCP correctly & weekly invoices helping with stock taking & calculating stock figure.  

Record staff time keeping and compile staff rotas.  

Manage minor staff grievances and discipline issues on a day-to-day basis, where appropriate bringing them to the attention of the management.  

Assist in the promotion and implementation of the company’s equal opportunity policy.  

Key Requirements

Previous experience in a similar food service environment  

An innovative approach to menu design with strong attention to detail   

Third level qualification (HACCP/Culinary Arts/Professional Cookery)   

Previous experience in Managing a Catering Team  

Strong interpersonal skills   

Flexibility and the ability to innovate   

Commercial acumen, strong organisational and problem-solving abilities   

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is a leading service and solutions provider within the Northern Europe region. We proudly support clients, partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions. Our work strives to contribute to a better world for both people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees, empower healthy consumers, build local communities, source ethically, inclusively and responsibly, operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark employs over 16,000 people throughout Northern Europe.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence

Aramark Northern Europe is an equal opportunities employer

WE DREAM. WE DO.