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Chef Manager

  • Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6FQ
  • Southend on Sea
  • Chef Manager
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

If you are interested in this position, please apply now.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chef Manager working at a premium home. Our client is warm, friendly and accommodating catering for 70 plus residents with a mix of nursing and dementia across breakfast, lunch and supper service.

Our food is freshly cooked on site and offer a mix of traditional British dishes to the exotic. The position is based at Cedars Care, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6FQ

Do you enjoy the catering industry and have experience in successfully leading catering teams? Are you hands-on and enjoy to be part of the service? We've a fantastic opportunity for a Chef Manager to join us, Elior UK - a leading contract caterer.

Elior UK operate across a diverse range of industries such as stadiums, offices, museums, schools, universities and care homes with plenty of career development opportunities. We are in a period of growth and there's no better time to join.

This exciting opportunity as a Chef Manager is based. You will be joining an enthusiastic team of catering professionals and reporting into the Operations Manager

Your key responsibilities as the Chef Manager will consist of
•Great communicator and relationship builder with colleagues, residents and the client
•Have an eye for detail
•Be able to control finances – labour/consumption/ stock control
•Lead Heads of Departments to ensure proactive management of teams on site.
•Accountable for recruiting, inducting, training and supporting staff to deliver an efficient, high quality service to Elior UK, our customer and clients.
•Motivating and managing a team
•Controlling and managing a budget
•Accountable for ensuring ongoing team communications, including building internal and external relationships, management reporting and client liaison to enable operational excellence.
•Accountable for maintaining, ordering and controlling food stocks within budget
•An understanding of TMF and dysphasic diets would be an advantage.
•Engage with clients, customers and residents
•Accountable for COSHH, Food Safety, H&S, legal regulations, environmental policies and duty of care to customers and colleagues.


Proven experience of successfully managing a team
•Genuine interest in customer service excellence
•A strong team player
•Highly confident and positive
•Self-motivated and able to work well unsupervised
•Proactive with a ‘can do' attitude
•Contract Catering experience desirable


As part of your package, we are offering a salary from £ 25000 per annum/ dependent on experience.

Holidays 28 days (including Bank Holidays) and increasing to 31 days after 2 years' service, life assurance, colleague pension enrolment.

Closing date


Here at Elior UK we have lots of opportunity for progression and personal development within our business and work with a diverse range of clients.

Elior is a multi-award winning global player in the contract catering sector,
with operations in over 16 countries, over 120,000 employees and 25,000 points of sale. We are one of the largest contract caterers in the industry with our Group headquarters in Paris. Here in the UK we have approximately 15,000 colleagues helping us deliver our promise in achieving excellence in everything that makes up the customer experience across 1,600 sites.

Our Caterplus division is one the UK's leading catering services business specialising in the care and retirement living sector. We operate across a spectrum of establishments, including residential care homes, assisted living & extra care, independent living, Jewish and charitable communities.

Join the team and contribute towards making food one of life's real pleasures for the over 55 community in your area.

If you are interested in this position, please apply now.