Chef Manager

Tamworth, Staffordshire
£26,999 - £31,371
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
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Full time permanent
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Tamworth Assembly Rooms


Chef Manager


£26,999 - £31,371 per annum


37 hours per week

based on a 5-day rota including weekends and evenings subject to theatre programming & events

Permanent contract

The Assembly Rooms in Tamworth have undergone a multi-million-pound project to totally transform the 130-year-old building. The refurbishment will give Tamworth a new modern theatre as well as a new kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment, café and event space for community/corporate hire. We are looking for a Chef Manager to oversee the catering for the whole venue; direct reports include the Bar Senior Supervisor and food service team.

We are looking for an experienced Chef Manager or a Senior Sous Chef with a proven record of success in scratch cooking, menu development, training, and managing & motivating staff. This is an exciting opportunity where you will have creative autonomy. You must have a passion for fresh food and be able to take on a new challenge. The Chef Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the catering operation, both food and beverage.

The successful candidate will be hands on working alongside a team to develop and produce a contemporary range of hot & cold dishes for lunch service comprising meat & fish, special of the day, vegetarian and light bites and bakery items.

With a wide-ranging theatrical programme and diverse clientele, the food style will need to be tailored to match the shows and audience profile. You will also need an understanding of corporate hospitality & special events and be able to create new exciting dishes with fresh ingredients. You will manage the team in a calm and effective manner, offering support and training to junior staff. You will have responsibility for menu standards, food costs and ordering. This will include due diligence and procedures that are followed on site.

As a Chef you will have a proven background in quick service restaurants or forward-thinking business contracts. You will be an excellent communicator, building effective and constructive relationships and be happy to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Chef Manager
  • A proven working knowledge of modern cookery
  • A flair for cooking with fresh ingredients
  • The ability to cope under pressure, in a calm and efficient manner to set deadlines
  • Experience of high street retail food trends
  • Good interpersonal skills with both kitchen, front of house staff and management
  • A positive approach to menu planning and development of the catering service
  • Word, Excel and Outlook IT skills to basic level
  • Food hygiene certificate
  • Menu costing experience
  • The ability to spot commercial opportunities and show how they can be achieved
  • The confidence to develop and manage relationships with internal and external customers
  • An understanding of providing first class customer service, setting a personal example at every opportunity

If this sounds like you, then please send your CV to, or to HR Admin, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ. All applications will be forwarded to Andy Cleary at Tang Foods for consideration in the first instance

For an informal discussion about the role please email your contact number to

For further information please visit our website

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The authority offers an excellent employment package with flexible working, a non-contributory health scheme, Local Government pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement. 

Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, nationality check, and medical clearance.

Closing date: 2nd October 2019

Interviews week commencing 7th October 2019

Late applications will not be accepted.  Agencies need not apply. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

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