Salary: £42000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

Pastry Sous Chef – Chelsea Football Club
  • £42000 per annum
Levy UK & Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world’s largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality.
In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London.
We are culinary champions – it’s what we do and it’s what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences.Focussed on ?doing the right thing’ for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage.
We collaborate with some of the UK’s most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences.
  • Medicash – Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children)
  • Aviva Digicare – Free annual healthcare check
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
    • Entertainment discounts – up to 55% off cinema tickets
    • Health & Wellbeing discounts – Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%)
    • Travel discounts – Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia
    • Shopping discounts – Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Meals on duty
  • Vodaphone discounts
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 23 days + BH’s and additional day off for your birthday
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits
  • Day off for baby’s first birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
Who We Are
Levy UK is the official catering partner to Chelsea Football Club responsible for the catering across the Chelsea Football Club estate, including Stamford Bridge stadium, Chelsea FC’s training facility in Cobham and Kingsmeadow Women’s stadium in Kingston.
 Levy UK at Chelsea Football Club cater for an estimated 1.15 million fans annually; delivering catering across 43 public outlets, 58 boxes and 20 suites on match-days. There are over 1,000 corporate and private events are held at Stamford Bridge each year along with a growing, forward-thinking collection of catering solutions across the rest of the business.
Scope of Role
  • Play a key role in contributing to the culinary excellence at Chelsea FC
  • Oversee the production of pastries and desserts for both matchday and non-matchday events
  • Work closely with the Head Pastry Chef to assist with menu development, quality control, team leadership and ensuring the seamless execution of pastry offerings
  • Ensure the efficient, economical and sustainable use of all ingredients with a heavy focus ona vegan-first offering
Person Specification
  • Proven experience working as a Pastry Sous Chef in a sports stadium, hotel or events and confex environment
  • Strong knowledge of pastry techniques, trends and ingredients
  • Creative and innovative mindset with a passion for delivering exceptional pastry experiences
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with experience leading a small brigade of chefs
  • Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high standards
  • Adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Relevant food hygiene certificate 
Focus Areas
  • Collaborate with the Head Pastry Chef to design and create innovative pastry menus
  • Ensure menu items align with the levy and Chelsea FC culinary vision
  • Oversee the production of high quality pastry and dessert items for various outlets and events (circa 6,000 covers on a matchday)
  • Manage the preparation and execution of offerings in a fast-paced environment 
  • Identify additional opportunities for product efficiency, improvement and concepts
  • Ensure all customer requirements are delivered in line with the expectation 
  • Make sure all relevant paperwork is completed on a daily basis and any set operational procedures are followed
About you:
At Levy UK & Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered.
Our team is a vibrant tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which enriches our creativity, innovation, and overall success. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, promoting fairness, and ensuring that all voices are heard.
We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate.
Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness.
As part of Compass you’ll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK’s biggest businesses.
Job Reference: com/2603/64333002/52610924/SU
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone’s talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive – Diversity is Our Strength!

Reference: com/2603/64333002/52610924/SU

Location: London

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