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Head Chef - Term Time Only

Location
Nailsea, Somerset
Salary
£30,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
9 Jun 2022
Head Chef - The Downs, Wraxall
We are looking for the perfect candidate to join our catering team at one of our prestigious Independent Preparatory schools, The Downs in Wraxall, Bristol.
Founded in 1894, The Downs School is an independent day school for approximately 250 boys and girls aged 4 to 13 and is situated at the end of a meandering drive, within 70 acres of stunning parkland and woodland. The school prides itself on providing a healthy, happy and wholesome environment and we need a Head Chef who can work alongside the Chef Manager to help us to deliver the same ethos through our catering offer.
As a member of our team you will be delivering freshly produced meals for the pupils and school staff. There will also be a requirement for delivering various hospitality requests for meetings, events and sports teas. Within this role, your key focus will be preparing and delivering the highest quality of food for our pupils, whether that be breakfast, lunch or supper service.
Details of the Position
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Monday to Friday with some Saturday's over sports seasons required to cover match teas and events
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40 hours per week, straight shifts between 7am and 7pm
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52 working weeks with 28 days holiday (to be taken during school holidays)
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£30K per annum
Benefits
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The opportunity to work at this prestigious school within a stunning rural setting.
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Time off in the school holidays, giving a fantastic work life balance
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Meals provided whilst at work
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Life Assurance
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Annual pay reviews
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Personal training and development plan
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Opportunities for progression within a growing company
Key Responsibilities
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Preparing and serving fresh and inviting food
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Creating termly menus alongside the Chef Manager
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Deputising in the Chef Manager's absence
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Food ordering and stock control
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Food Hygiene, Allergen and Health and Safety compliance
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Supervision of the team on your shifts
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Building relationships with client and customers
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Friendly and polite customer service
Ideal Candidate
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Experience of working as chef using fresh ingredients, with excellent craft skills
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Experience of contract catering within a school or similar environment desirable
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Experience delivering high end hospitality
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Ability to cost recipes and work to a budgeted food cost
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Understanding of current food trends and a flair for food presentation
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Knowledge of health and safety and food safety practices
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Self-motivated and able to work off your own initiative Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
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Own transport is needed due to the location of the school.
At Palmer & Howells our passion for high standards, superb food, imaginative menus and accurate accounting is how we manage our business. With over twenty years' experience managing catering in the independent education sector we are passionate about creating an environment that exceeds our customer and client expectations.
We expect all staff to share our commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company
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Details

  • Job Reference: 619965775-2
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Palmer & Howells
    Palmer & Howells
  • Location: Nailsea, Somerset
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent