Deli cook / chef

Job description

Londis PLUS Ballyhaunis is looking for a full time Cook/Chef to join their fantastic team

Food Management

  •  Ensure effective & compliant HACCP control systems are in place 
  • Ensure policies and procedures pertaining to fresh food are implemented and managed
  • Ensure area operates within relevant legislation in terms of HACCP
  • Ensure you are up to date on all aspects HACCP and food hygiene requirements and communicate same to store management and personnel 
  • Ensure food safety policy is updated and complied with appropriately
  • Ensure employees comply with good food hygiene practices
  • Ensure regular cleaning of deli area and equipment
  • Ensure relevant protective clothing is provided and worn 
  • Ensure critical control points are identified and monitored
  • Ensure systems in place for temperature checking and food hygiene
  • Ensure corrective action put in place for critical control points
  • Ensure the appropriate waste management records are maintained 
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place for fresh and red meats

Stock Management 

  • Ensure effective stock control systems are in place ensuring stock is rotated accordingly and out of date stock is discarded appropriately
  • Ensure wastages in the delicatessen area are maintained at a minimum level through effect management of the stock
  • Ensure effective food management and waste systems are implemented, managed and updated appropriately
  •  Identify areas of stock leakage and ensure effective systems are in place to minimise stock loss (e.g. through wastage, damages) 


  • Ensure delicatessen runs efficiently and smoothly
  • Ensure delicatessen standards are consistently improved in terms of housekeeping, merchandising, presentation and service ensuring no cross contamination of stock
  • Plan for market changes and demands as they arise
  • Ensure delicatessen promotions are managed appropriately
  • Ensure consistent high levels of customer service are provided at all times
  • Ensure all customer complaints are dealt with in the appropriate manner
  • Take necessary action in deli improvements following customer complaints
  • Ensure food preparation meets the required customer and hygiene standards
  • Ensure area is presented and merchandised in an effective manner while ensuring compliance with HACCP guidelines
  • Ensure overall customer service levels within the area are maintained at the required standard

Job requirements

  •  Proven ability in managing retail sales team including the following:

o   Planning & organising

o   Problem solving

o   Managing performance

  • Excellent knowledge of HACCP requirements with a relevant qualification
  • Excellent interpersonal relations
  • Excellent understanding of consumer needs
  • Proven track record in achieving agreed targets
  • An excellent commercial acumen with the ability to anticipate and react to market changes
  • Committed to continually improving standards
  • Self-motivated
  • The ability to work in a pressurised environment