We need our senior culinary leaders in our business to be daring, innovative, lead the way on food trends and to truly push the boundaries to breaking point so that you and us stand out from the crowd. This is how good chefs become great chefs, how you can take your career from the ordinary to the extraordinary and none of this could be truer than here at Delaware North.
The Executive Head Chef at Emirates Stadium will provide leadership to the chef brigade both in production and presentation of all food across the Stadium including all Hospitality, Retail, Ancillary and Meeting and Event spaces, ensuring the highest consistency of standard in terms of quality, food safety and Health and Safety.
Reporting in to the Catering Service Director and managing a team of 8 full-time chefs and up to 100 variable event days chefs, this role will manage the administration and lead the organisation of the kitchen at this premier league venue, liaising with the Heads of Department, Catering Service Director and relevant client groups to ensure service standards are consistently exceeded, managing and controlling labour and cost of goods, whilst leading on menu planning, innovation and design for event day and non-event day food operations.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience of managing a high volume, high quality culinary operation of around 2,000 hospitality covers within a logistically challenging venue, extensive knowledge of the food and beverage industry within a 5 star environment, evidence of strong people management skills and leadership qualities, relevant NVQ qualification as a minimum and the ability to use I.T.
The successful candidate will be required to go through a basic DBS disclosure in order to work within this venue.
What the Hiring Manager is looking for…
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar culinary role within volume catering teamed with hospitality and fine dining. They will have excellent people management skills and be a great motivator of a large team of chefs. I am looking for the successful candidate to be passionate about food and can demonstrate innovation. Ultimately, they must create food people adore to eat
Delaware North (UK) offers exciting and fulfilling career opportunities. We believe in developing our people as our future leaders and investing in their careers with training, a competitive salary, pension scheme, sick pay and company discounts. We value our employees and as such we like to reward success and encourage growth within our team. At Delaware North there are often opportunities to travel and explore the world, and as a global leader in Hospitality and Food Service, you would be perfectly positioned!
What’s Next Happens Now
At Delaware North (UK) our company vision is ‘to delight guests by creating the world’s best experiences today while reimaging tomorrow’. We've been doing it for 103 years in many of the world's most wondrous locations and 2019 will be no different. From airports to national parks, resorts to stadia, our teams are dedicated to delivering consistent world-class service to our guests and clients. None of this would be possible without the world class staff that we employ. We recognise you as our most important asset, and if you have the passion and drive to want to make a difference at a company that cares about your career then we need to hear from you……
Lean Forward We are innovative creators who continually re imagine what’s next.
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