School Sous Chef
Permanent Full Time
10am – 6pm Monday to Thursday (Friday 5.30pm) with the occasional Saturday
Half hour unpaid lunch
Annual Salary £25,853
Recruitment Bonus £1,000 to be paid in two instalments
Closing Date: 08/01/2024
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Chef with culinary knowledge and production skills to be part of the catering team responsible for the food service provision for pupils, as well as catering for functions and events across the school campus. Passionate about food and culinary service, you will assist in ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and be responsible for elements of the main menu and service periods. With the Catering Manager you will assist with menu development and recipe ideas whilst maintaining excellent standards and food quality.
The school places a high priority on the provision of excellent catering to the pupils, staff and parents of the school and is constantly striving to improve the quality of the food on offer. Ultimately, we are seeking to make the school catering offer one of the leaders within the sector.
The school’s Catering Department operates at the highest of standards to ensure that the pupils enjoy meals that are planned with great care, prepared with skill, presented with imagination and flair and of course taste delicious. We look for high quality food, exceeding the expectation of a normal school meal, which is home-made using quality, fresh ingredients. Previous experience of large cover catering would be beneficial but not essential.
The role will be 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm (Friday 5.30pm) with no less than 15 Saturdays worked as time off in lieu. A formal induction program is planned to provide training and support during the initial first term. You will be based at our North Road site, and we offer a competitive salary which will be enhanced by the School’s generous staff benefit package including holiday pay and free parking. Training and a uniform will be provided.
Please note there is a recruitment bonus of £1,000. £500 to be paid 3 months after starting and £500 at the end of the 6 month probationary period.
To discuss this role please contact Peter Brockwell, Estates and Facilities Manager on 07778 507654. An application form can be downloaded from our website www.kesbath.com and completed forms need to be returned to Heather Baker, HR Manager at her email address [email protected]. The closing date for this position is 8.30am on Monday 8 January 2024. Interviews may be held for suitably qualified and experienced candidates after 11 December 2023, but consideration will be given to applications received up to the 8 January 2024.
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