Title:  Head Chef

Requisition #:  461590

Emsworth, HAM, GB

Career Area:  Culinary

Your Aramark journey starts here

Do you love working as part of a team in a busy environment?
Do you love making food that puts a smile on peoples faces?
Looking for a fresh new challenge where no day is the same?
Are you a confident leader and looking for a new kitchen to demonstrate your talent in?
If so, we have a job for you!

We are currently recruiting a Head Chef to work with our team at Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth PO10 8DH

Perks of the job

  • £13.25 per hour
  • Full time – 35 hours a week, 5 days out of 7
  • Shifts range between 6.30am – 8pm
  • Catering facilities on site
  • Free on site parking
  • Free uniform provided
  • NEST pension contribution and Life insurance 
  • Generous holiday entitlement which increases after 3 full years service
  • Cycle to work / Refer a friend scheme
  • A wide range of perks including MyStaffShop discounts (save money on your weekly supermarket shop!), Nest pension, Life assurance, online e-learning and much more!

What you'll be doing

  • You’ll be preparing and serving food to the highest standard
  • Management of the kitchen
  • Organising and supporting your team to ensure a smooth operation daily
  • Ensure tasks are allocated so teams are fully utilised 
  • Producing food in line with the recipe sheets
  • Full knowledge of all menu items served
  • Organising monthly stock count and conduct appropriate brand standard audits
  • Support the effective delivery of special functions or events 
  • Ensuring that we deliver high quality service to the mess members and other military personnel
  • Management of production and food levels to ensure minimal wastage
  • Placing orders and keeping records of any stock wastage
  • Completing all shift opening and closing checklists and due diligence 
  • Act as a trainer/ coach for new team members to learn procedures and standards for all kitchen tasks.
  • Assist in daily and weekly kitchen deep cleans
  • Undertake relevant training as required 


  • Confident leader and able to lead by example
  • 3 years or more experience managing a team of chefs in a busy kitchen environment
  • Previous experience in a client facing role or a retail branded environment 
  • A driving licence is desirable due to the location of the site
  • Relevant culinary qualification
  • Good level of spoken English
  • Security clearance and a DBS check is required

About Aramark

Northern Europe - Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

Northern Europe - About Aramark

Aramark is a leading service and solutions provider in Northern Europe. We proudly support clients, partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you’re pursuing — a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work — our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Aramark Northern Europe is an equal opportunities employer.