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Chef Manager

Job Introduction

About Us:

Aspens Services Ltd is a market leading contract catering company specialising in school food. By combining our understanding of the education sector and our knowledge of what’s on trend in the food world, we encourage creativity and excitement in our kitchens, allowing our teams to do what they do best and provide fantastic food experiences for the children.

By providing excellent care and services to both clients and children, we have ensured the successful growth of the company and to keep up with the rapid pace of this growth, we are now looking for an experienced Chef Manager to join the team.

The role:

As the Chef Manager you will have full operational and financial responsibility for your schools catering facility, focusing on delivering the highest quality of food and service as well as having the flair, originality and the ability to make this one of the best school catering offers in the area.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading, developing, coaching, training, and motivating the team in your kitchen

  • Having full control of the catering operation including stock, food, and labour costs

  • Ensuring consistency of food and service standards delivered to the students and staff

  • Driving sales through monthly promotions and added value events

  • Managing and improving all controllable costs

  • Overseeing menu development

  • Maintaining company systems & procedures, and legislation

  • Carrying out regular audits to ensure standards are being met

About you

We need someone who shares our passion for delivering exceptional food and service to our schools along with the following skills and experience:

  • OND or HND qualified (not a deal-breaker but would be advantageous)

  • Craft based experience using fresh ingredients

  • Knowledge of health and safety practises

  • Financial understanding of gross profit management and achieving sales targets

  • Line management experience 

  • Experience within a similar environment

Why join us?

Firstly, fantastic hours. You’ll work Monday to Friday during school term time meaning more time with friends and family and no working at Christmas!

This role is:

  • 37.5 hours per week – with no late nights

  • Working 39 weeks per year based around term time – what could you do with all that time off?

  • £21,500 per annum

You’ll also benefit from:

  • Working for a fast growing, ambitious company. There is no ceiling here in terms of where you can take your career

  • A dedicated L&D team to support you in developing your skills including apprenticeships and training courses that are available for everyone.

Please note, we do expect all staff to share our commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company.


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