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Regional Head Chef

Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company is Britain's largest racecourse group, operating sixteen racecourses and four greyhound stadia.

11 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
28 Oct 2022

We are looking to recruit a Regional Head Chef to take the leading role in our North East Catering and Events Hub, based at Newcastle Racecourse, with regular travel to Sedgefield Racecourse.

This exciting and varied role will give you the opportunity to deliver sustainable growth through enhanced revenue generation, improve our service delivery and deliver cost savings and through maximising commercial opportunities across the region. The Regional Head Chef will have responsibility for the management of our culinary offering across all race days at some of the country’s most exciting sports venues and be at the forefront of food development and delivery of our non race day events business.

Key duties include:

  • Develop and deliver an innovative food strategy across the venue's retail, hospitality and fine dining proposition.
  • To implement and adhere to the Company Food Safety Management System across all areas within remit.
  • Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels across the region and via direct reports.
  • Manage the Kitchen staff rota across all sites in remit Ensuring set cost targets are met.
  • Develop and retain a strong kitchen team, allocate daily workload appropriately to staff, maintaining effectiveness and operational control. Including record absence/sickness of all direct reports
  • Take personal accountability for food safety compliance. Including, ensuring allergen information is displayed correctly and teams are trained and briefed accordingly.

‘Work Perks’

We offer fantastic work perks - including:

Annual passes to attend any of our 21 venues
Cycle to work schemes to support your mental and physical wellbeing
Discounted rates at any of our onsite hotels and discounted food in our hospitality restaurants!
Pension and Life insurance schemes
Company sick pay schemes
Generous annual leave entitlement

If you are an experienced Head Chef with a passion for both large scale event delivery and culinary innovation, we would love to hear from you.

At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Hospitality & Catering
Salary information
from £45,000

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