Cook Supervisor

2 days left

8.30 - 8.30 GBP Hourly + GBP8.30/hour
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Cook Supervisor

We are looking for candidates with a good understanding of the food service, who are responsible and organized with a keen eye for detail.

This varied and exciting opportunity will ensure that every day is different with new challenges. The food The Showroom produces is fresh food cooked and often home-made so excellent culinary skills are required with a passion for giving customers the best possible hospitality experience.

You will be working with a small team of staff and will report to the head of the catering department (Head Chef).

Job Purpose:

To assist the Head Chef with the co-ordination of the running of the kitchen and food service within The Showroom. To assist with the running of the Diner, Cafe and the Conference Centre to increase the profile and profitability of The Showroom through developing the business by providing excellent customer care and exceptional event deliveries.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- To ensure smooth delivery of services and a high quality food and beverage service to the Conference Centre, Cafe and Youth activity centre
- To plan, prepare, cook and present food to the standards required by the company for events
- To supervise catering assistants and apprentices and deputise for Head Chef when required, this will include day to day kitchen administrative duties, supervision of team members along with full event catering from buffet service to formal evening dining.
- To work in a flexible approach across a 7 day rota. The opening hours are varied and seasonal.
- To ensure compliance with health and safety, licensing laws and other legal regulations
- Assisting with day-to-day troubleshooting and addressing problems as they arise, including when necessary, customer complaints, comments and enquiries
- Assisting and carrying out the day to day cleaning of the Kitchen area and assisting if necessary within the rest of the building
- Ensuring good quality ongoing team communications, including day to day client interaction.
- Maintaining, ordering and controlling food stocks within budget.
- To ensure that the company's reputation for excellent food and service is enhanced with the client and customers.
- To ensure compliance with the company's policy on safer recruitment and safeguarding children and young adults at all times whilst at work
- To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
- To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably required within the scope of the post

Scope and Limits of Authority:

- Ability to have a flexible approach to work in a 6 day a week operation with occasional Sunday working
- The ability to communicate with a variety of members of the community
- The post holder is required to report anything of significance relating to their work to their line manager.

Person Specification:

- The ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Energy, drive and enthusiasm
- Good presentation and inter-personal skills.
- Computer literate



- Have experienced in a similar role with a proven track record in a catering establishment
- Have a great attitude towards food service ensuring a high standard of food quality, presentation and portion/quality control.
- The ability to work under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of events
- Have knowledge of health and safety and food hygiene requirements and be accountable for COSHH, Food Safety, H&S, legal regulations, environmental policies and duty of care to customer and colleagues.
- Requiring clear communication, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
- This is a customer facing position so in addition to the above you will also need good communication skills
- Strong, good interpersonal skills for a variety of situations
- Ability to interact with young people effectively

- Cash Handling Experience
- Sympathetic to the Christian Aims and Purposes of the YMCA.
- Personal Licence Holder
- Experience of working with young people

If you are an innovative person with a positive outgoing disposition and a can do approach we would love to hear from you.

N.B. Please note that an enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role and appropriate evidence necessary to support the application

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