Head Chef (Full-time)

  • Celtic Football Club
  • Celtic Park, Glasgow, UK
  • 08 Jun, 2022
Full time Hospitality

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Chef to join the Club.   Reporting to the Executive Chef this role will lead the kitchen department, providing support and direction to the Kitchen teams, ensuring a consistent, high quality and dynamic service is provided at all times, across all events. 


Key Accountabilities


  • Act as deputy to the Executive Chef as required.
  • Implement and oversee the highest standards of culinary excellence across all stadium operations
  • Deliver bespoke projects and assignments as directed by the Executive Chef, ensuring the high standards of performance, efficient and productivity are reached at all times.
  • Continuously review all food service areas with a view of identifying any gaps in efficiencies and standards and also opportunities for improvement and growth. with strategic planning to improve all culinary operations
  • Ensure sufficient levels of staffing are maintained at all times by utilizing effective recruitment and training & development planning.
  • Support the Executive Chef with daily operational delivery, management of food and labour costs, menu planning and product ordering
  • To deliver service excellence through the implementation and achievement of agreed standards
  • Review production and service , maintain and make recommendations for improvements in standards of production and service.
  • To ensure the highest standards of food hygiene and food handling are achieved by all employees within kitchen areas.
  • Ensure the effective and timely processing of payroll information for Kitchen colleagues.
  • Work alongside the Health & Safety Manager to ensure continued compliance with all relevant Health & Safety obligations
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant Food Safety legislation and standard.
  • Lead, mentor and develop the multifunctional commercial team and provide effective leadership to all direct reports, enabling the continuous development and improvement of team members.



Skills and Experience Required


  • Food Safety level 3 essential
  • Food Safety level 4 desirable
  • At least 3 years’ experience working within a similar role (preferably within a stadium environment)
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant food safety legislation
  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate a team using a hands on approach while leading by example
  • Experienced in identifying and implementing creative solutions
  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written
  • Proven people management skills
  • Strong coaching skills, with a proven record of developing staff
  • Extensive experience working in a busy, pressurised environment
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and effective communicator to motivate a high performing team.
  • Task orientated and proactive with ability to plan effectively.
  • Ability to manage and work as part of a team, using initiative
  • Able to problem solve and prioritise own and other staff members’ workload
  • Empathetic and approachable, with excellent listening and judgement skills
  • The ability to work with discretion and maintain high levels of confidentiality at all times.


Additional Requirements


Please apply to:                Claire Reid, HR Assistant: jobs@celticfc.co.uk

Application deadline:      30/06/2022



Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to feedback to applicants that have not been selected for interview stage.