Head Chef

Location Chelmsford
Job type Contract
Salary £14.00 - 15.94 per hour
Contact Hollie Mills
Reference 156977

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Head Chef/Support Services Manager to work in Chelmsford. The pay rate for this locum Chef role is £14 - £15.94 per hour (Assignment rate).

Job Summary:

Assists with the provision of a catering service within a Hospital with a particular emphasis on the planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals


  • Undertakes the planning, preparation and cooking of meals taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit
  • Takes full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef).
  • Ensures the cost-effective and efficient control of stock including placing orders for food products and the checking / reconciliation of deliveries. Ensures that wastage is minimal.
  • Assists the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.
  • Supervises assigned catering staff ensuring their quality of work continues to meet required operational standards including food safety and cleanliness.

Requirements of the Head Chef:

  • Numerate, literate and qualified to NVQ2 or equivalent
  • Organises and prioritises own workload within established procedures
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good organisation and time management
  • Some knowledge of specialised diets may be required (Dysphagia, Allergens, etc)

Benefits of Working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive Chef knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • An industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Chef job is advertised by Hollie Mills; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.