Chef in United Kingdom

Applying for the Chef role

Job Title: Chef
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £0 - £200,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Sub Sector: Other Hospitality & Catering
Job Reference No: CAT-CHEF-11/1704/RP

Job Description

Job Reference: CAT-CHEF-11/1704/RP

Job Title: Chef

Location: Ulverston (LA12) - Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Salary: GBP25,000 per annum

In addition to the role, we can offer a `Live-in` contract situated in an exclusive cabin in the woods. This would be a shared accommodation but there are no bills or utilities to pay.

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 40 hours Per Week, Monday to Sunday (5 over 7 - 7 am to 3 pm or 3 pm to 7 pm)

Role Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in one of our most iconic and beautifully located sites in the UK. The site is situated right on Lake Windermere in Cumbria, and we are offering a lucky candidate the opportunity to work here.

We are currently recruiting for a dedicated and driven Chef to join our Catering team within our Academy business division. This role will be based at our prestigious site in Ulverston and will report to the Chef Manager on site.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering our outstanding food and drink offering to our clients and site visitors.

What are the main responsibilities of the role?

- Ensuring food quality and taste are of the highest standard.
- Managing inventory of stock and ordering raw materials.
- Controlling budgets and minimising wastage.
- Maintaining health and hygiene in the kitchen.
- Prepare and cook for clients and customers.

What are we looking for?

- A driven and enthusiastic employee
- Someone who is willing to attain the highest standards possible.
- We are looking for an employee that is autonomous in their approach but also happy to work well in a team.
- Ideally you will have your food handling certificate - but don`t worry if you don`t, we can help you achieve this!
- A background in contract catering would be ideal but not essential.
- Ideally City & Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or level 2 diploma in Professional Cookery (or equivalent), but we are happy to talk to those also qualifying for their professional qualifications.
- Excellent knowledge of health and safety and food safety.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills as you will be interacting with the customer base and onsite clients.
- A real passion for food and service, with the ability to prepare and cook good quality seasonal food.

We reward all our staff for their exceptional hard work and dedication. Our employees can benefit from:

- A free meal when on shift.
- To save you on your laundry costs, we will provide you with a set of workwear based upon the number of days you work each week.
- We will provide you with safety footwear from the day you start.
- Personalised career development via our Learning & Development platform
- Industry leading progression opportunities!
- Wide range of retail discounts
- 20% Discount at `The Gym` - 200 sites nationally
- Discounted Merlin Passes for all employees.
- Up to 40% Discount on RAC Membership
- Up to 30% off Microsoft office 360 Packages
- Win monthly Food Co Directors Star Award worth GBP50 of shopping vouchers!
- All monthly winners are entered into the Annual Star of the Year Award - Winner receives GBP1000 holiday vouchers.

Business Overview

Academy Catering is part of the OCS Group, one of the Global Leaders in Contract Catering.

We have 3 specialist brands within our catering division, which are:

Angel Hill

Academy and

Groundhouse Coffee

Our catering division provides bespoke catering solutions in every sector and business type. We offer a full range of catering services, including full counter services, coffee & deli bars, hospitality & events. If this sounds like the sort of business you would like to join, then please do not hesitate to get in touch!

How to apply

Please click apply now and complete the application process!

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an equal-opportunity employer and are proud of the diversity represented across our business. In 2021 we won the IWFM award for our diversity and inclusion initiative, CHROMA and we are proud to have also achieved the Disability Confident Level 2 Standard as well as being signatories of the Race at Work Charter and Mental Health at Work Commitment.

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