Head Chef

About the role

This is a new role that will support the Catering Operations Manager in the running of the services in a multi-faceted catering operation in New Earswick.

It includes a brand new, state of the art Adult Care Home on a campus that also has apartments for independent living and a vibrant, newly refurbished Folk Hall Community Centre.

The Folk Hall is an attractive and popular village amenity also used for conferences, meetings and weddings, so we are seeking someone who is able to take this fledgling operation and build it into a successful enterprise.

You will have full responsibility for planning, preparing, cooking and presenting nutritious meals to residents, staff and tailoring your approach to meet the needs of those running events or hosting a wedding. You will be responsible for driving high standards and good quality throughout everything you do whilst working within agreed financial parameters. You will also have responsibility for your kitchen team, motivating and managing them to deliver and support the different ventures.

About you

You will be a catering professional looking for a challenge in a role that gives you the space and support to make significant change to our current modes of operation. You will possess a level 3 qualification in either catering, hospitality or management or be able to demonstrate the equivalent in terms of your past experience and successes within that.

You will be able to demonstrate successful management of a catering function, leading and developing a team and evolving processes to obtain efficiency and value for money. Motivating and inspiring others will come naturally to you and you will be able to show us a passion for food and customer service.

If you have this passion and a drive to succeed, along with experience of building new business and developing income streams then we would love to hear from you.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Interviews for this role will be held on an ongoing basis so please apply as soon as possible.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.

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