Salary: £40000 – £40000

Shift hours: Permanent

We have a fantastic challenge and great opportunity for someone to make this role their own, engage and train apprentice chefs, working with 1 part time sous chef, 1 full time KP and all casual Chefs and KP’s working on site (this could be between 1-25 per day)

Kempton Park Racecourse is the smallest racecourse within London Region, however delivering over 70 race meetings a year and featuring the famous Winter Festival (Boxing day and 27th December jumps racing) as well as busy C&E schedule throughout the year.

Our race days vary in size featuring small days with ~30 staff and large days requiring ~250 staff (1-30 chefs) hosting a wide variety of events featuring racing, concerts, Christmas parties, exhibitions and markets.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen for both Conference and Events and Race Days at Kempton Park Racecourse. Supporting the other London Racing sites on occasion; travelling to other racecourses if required.  

You will be managing and motivating a professional brigade, ensuring that ongoing training and development is offered to all members of the team. You will be in charge of menu development and growth. You will be required to be creative and inspire the casual workforce into achieving high standards. As well as having the passion and ability to maintain the standards within the kitchen, and above all meeting expectations of our client and partner Jockey Club Racecourses.

You will be in charge of setting and maintaining high standards within culinary department, driving innovation and managing your team in day to day activities.

Your role will be working in a fast-paced environment so experience in large events with a high volume of casual workforce would be an advantage.

You will need to be comfortable cooking with quality fresh ingredients and have a real passion and flare for excellent food.

The ability to work under pressure, whilst maintaining a positive attitude.

Kitchen and Team management skills are essential.

Reference: compass/TP/1489165/96922

Location: Surrey