Executive Head Chef

Job Description

Join our team

Are you a passionate Chef/Cook Manager? If so, we'd love you to join our team. This role sits within our Education division, where we cater for students. Our main goal is to provide high-quality, nutritious, fresh, and sustainable food for the younger generation. We are fully committed to supporting a healthy diet. At Taylor Shaw & Edwards & Blake, we pride ourselves on doing food with a difference.

What you'll be doing:

  • Proactively managing teams on site
  • Being accountable for recruiting, inducting, training, and supporting colleagues
  • Delivering an efficient, high-quality service to our customers and clients


  • Motivating and managing a team
  • Controlling and managing a budget
  • Ensuring ongoing team communications, building internal and external relationships, and client liaison
  • Working Pattern: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm, term time only

What can you bring?

  • A genuine interest in customer service excellence
  • A focus on the front line
  • Proven team leadership experience
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised
  • Previous experience within catering is desirable

Our way of saying thank you:

  • FREE On-Site Lunches
  • Support Your Way of Life: Flexible Working, Term Time Holidays, Family Leave, Paid Charity Leave
  • Big Enough for Growth, Small Enough to Connect: Opportunities for career progression while developing a close-knit community
  • Supporting You Through Life's Ups & Downs: Access to mental health support and comprehensive wellbeing benefits
  • Keeping Finances & Wellbeing in Mind: Workplace pension schemes, discounts, cashback, entertainment and leisure discounts, and a cycle-to-work scheme

Why it's great to work for us:

Elior is a multi-award-winning people business and one of the UK's leading contract caterers. We operate across a diverse range of sectors and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where our people feel appreciated, supported, and fulfilled. Join us in celebrating equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Interested? Click the 'Apply for this role' button at the top of this advert.

10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked

These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.

  • What experience do you have as a Chef/Cook Manager?
  • How do you ensure high-quality, nutritious, and sustainable food for students?
  • Can you describe your experience in managing teams?
  • How do you control and manage budgets in your previous roles?
  • Tell us about your experience in building internal and external relationships.
  • How do you ensure operational excellence in your role?
  • Can you describe your approach to customer service excellence?
  • How do you motivate and support your team?
  • Have you worked in a catering environment before? What was your role?
  • How do you handle working in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment?

5 Questions You Could Ask

Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.

Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.

  • What are the specific responsibilities and duties of this role?
  • Can you provide more information about the team I will be managing?
  • What is the budget that I will be responsible for managing?
  • Are there any specific qualifications or certifications required for this role?
  • Can you tell me more about the company's commitment to sustainability and providing nutritious food for students?
Job Location
Job Data

Company: Taylor Shaw

Location: London

Posted: 2023-11-15 00:00:00

Salary: £35000 annually

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FT or PT: part_time

Category: Catering / hospitality

Latitude: 51.507322

Longitude: -0.127647

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