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Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are a Professional Rugby Union Club, who compete in the Gallagher Premiership, the highest tier of English rugby. Sixways Stadium is home to both Worcester Warriors and Sixways Events.

Posted
6 Mar 2022
Status
Full Time
Permanent
Location
England
Closing date
Open Applications

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to Head up the Stadium/catering operation at Sixways. The Head Chef will have a lot of autonomy to really manage every aspect of the business across the stadium ensuring that all customers expectations are not only met but exceeded.

The Head Chef we are looking for will have the ability to write menus, recruit and train your team, as Head Chef here at Sixways Stadium the home of Worcester Warriors, your influence will extend far and wide and who wants to take their career to the next level. You’ll have input in menu development alongside the Head of Food & Beverage and procurement, for all our team players, Brasserie and all conferences & events, alongside having a keen eye for detail and being financially and commercially astute.

In return, our Head Chef will receive an industry-leading pay package and in-role support to ensure you have everything you need in your role. This is an incredible opportunity for career progression as Sixways is going through an exciting growth period and you will be given the training you require to make sure you succeed. Plus, you’ll also get access to an impressive array of benefits.


WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for the next superstar and someone that can make a big impact? Do you have an eye for detail and a head for taking their career to the next level? Are you someone who can think outside of the box?

Here are the key skills and experience required for this role:

  • Confident and experienced in running multiple kitchen teams for events, matchday and also in a restaurant environment
  • Experience in a similar role, particularly with managing large teams in a very busy environment
  • Effective communication skills to liaise with your team and peers
  • Manage all day to day operations
  • Write & cost menus and liaise with suppliers
  • Control labour, stock and all costs & budgets
  • Recruit, train and develop your team
  • Work in a hands-on capacity leading from the kitchen
  • Maintain high standards, compliance and company systems & procedures
  • Collaborate with both F&B teams Bars & Hospitality
  • Deliver exceptional customer service
  • Experience as an Head Chef in busy fresh food commercial customer facing operations
  • Strong financial & commercial acumen
  • A hands-on lead from the front approach and a very keen eye for detail
  • An intrinsic understanding of legislation & compliance
  • The ability to motivate and enthuse people and teams to deliver results
  • Strong leadership, coaching and people development skills
  • A positive and outgoing personality and outlook
  • IT literate - working with systems & process


Main Purpose of role

As Head Chef, you will manage a professional team leading all food requirements for all players of the Men & Women’s Rugby, matchdays, events & conferencing at Sixways Stadium


Main Duties

Operational Service

  • Plan and execute exciting menus for Sixways Stadium on all matchdays, events & conferencing and the Brasserie
  • Plan Preparing, cooking, and presenting high class fresh ingredients of all food items consistently in line with high standards and to hit all set KPI’s on a monthly basis for all kitchens
  • To collaborate with the Performance Nutritionists to ensure that there is variety and consistency to all the meals for all the players of the Men & Women’s Rugby
  • Plan Preparing, cooking, and presenting high class fresh ingredients of all food items consistently in line with high standards and in line with menus from the Performance Nutritionists
  • To Develop and plan all meals that potentially reduce injury risk, increase body bone density, develop athletic potential, and maximise performance
  • Provide advice and educational materials on appropriate menus to senior & academy players for both the men’s and women’s teams
  • Managing food purchasing and stock control to a budget from planed priced menus that are provided from either Nutritionist by checking all purchased supplies for quality and for all matchdays, events and conferencing at Sixways
  • To collaborate with the Performance nutritionists to understand specific dietary requirements and food intolerances of certain individuals
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchens environment by conducting daily and weekly due diligence checks of all facilities and equipment as set by the Food Safety Legislation
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings held by yourself within your department for all kitchens and when requested by the Head of F&B and procurement
  • Ensure that you keep yourself updated on all necessary legal legislation
  • To ensure all staff are trained to the highest standard possible in all operations within the performance kitchen
  • Responsible for the appearance, timekeeping, and service standards of all staff, before, during and after service
  • To undertake any other duties requested by management
  • To comply with all legal requirements in respect of health, safety, and welfare of staff and customers
  • Report and liaise regularly with the Head of F&B regarding departmental performance and ensure they are informed of any relevant information or issues
  • Working shift work and weekends, and bank/public holidays, ensuring prompt timekeeping and attendance – ensuring staffing levels are kept within forecasted and budgeted KPIs
  • Carry out any other reasonable request asked by Directors

Company Standards

  • Always Promote a positive perception of the Company both internally & externally
  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures are always achieved and maintained, and are monitored and updated when and where necessary
  • Implement and ensure the Company Health, Hygiene & Safety Policy is always met
  • Comply with & implement all legislative and licensing requirements.
  • Ensure the departments are clean and hygienic, making sure cleaning rotas are adhered to and appropriate records kept
  • Ensure employee conduct, uniform and personal hygiene requirements are adhered to
  • Report and where possible act in any incidents of complaint, accident, fire, loss, or damage
  • Attend company meetings as requested

Leadership

  • Communicate a vision of success which the team want to be part of
  • Communicate effectively with the F&B, Medical personnel, S&C Personnel and within the Performance & all Professional Rugby departments (Men & Women’s)
  • To promote a positive attitude and team ethos, including ‘lead by example’, for the department, setting the pace and standards and encouraging mutual respect
  • Inspire & motivate the team to achieve high standards through our Standard Operating Procedures and therefore achieve sales and profits
  • Train and develop the team to ensure food & beverage service is to specification, and self and staff cooperate with chefs and other staff and managers to ensure customers’ expectations are exceeded by ensuring service is as smooth and as continuous as possible
  • Pro-active in problem solving and work on own initiative to deal with problems and opportunities
  • To undertake any other duties deemed commensurate with the post and as directed by management and / or the Company

Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Permanent
Job Type
Hospitality & Catering
Sport
Rugby Union

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