Chef/ Experienced Cook Secondary schools

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Job Information

Date Posted: 04/01/2024
Closing Date: 01/03/2024
Location: Devon & Somerset
Job Reference: JOB-1942
Salary: £12.50 per Hour

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Description

We are looking for Chefs/ Experienced Cooks to cook and prepare fresh food for pupils within the secondary schools whilst running the kitchen to a high standard.  You will be expected to work in schools all over Devon and Somerset as and when required. You must have a transferable DBS and own transport due to the nature of the role.  

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Day to day preparation and cooking of food to agreed standards and procedures.
  • Responsible for the delegation of duties to kitchen staff, being the initial point of contact for any concerns arising from kitchen staff.
  • To work within the establishment’s budget for food, sundries, and labour
  • To produce healthy, nutritionally balance and tasty meals.
  • Always complete all kitchen documentation on daily, monthly, and annual basis as per procedures in the site operations manual.
  • Temperature test of food and record results
  • Ensure the kitchen is always a hygienic environment.
  • Maintain good communications with school staff and pupils with day-to-day customer requests, queries and comments.

Person Specification 

  • Previous experience working as a Chef/ Experienced Cook in a pub, restaurant, canteen, or a similar environment producing up to 400 meals a day would be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of Cooking/Catering techniques and practices
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritise and organise your own workload.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work on your own.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile where required.
  • Transferable DBS – essential
  • Transport – essential

Qualifications and Certification: 

  • Diploma or NVQ in catering/cooking or equivalent culinary qualifications a distinct advantage
  • In the absences of industry qualifications relevant experience will be considered