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7575 Senior House Chef

Job Title: 7575 Senior House Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cumbria
Salary: 20500 +Benefits
REF: 7575/2017/CA6164MS
Contact Name: Mike Stride
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

The Company and the Role:
The Client is a highly respected Independent Co-educational Boarding School located in South Cumbria.  The School is a vibrant, demanding and supportive community which encourages pupils and staff to be involved in as broad a range of activities as possible. Art, Drama and Music are especially strong, and the School has a national reputation for Sport. 
The School is now seeking to recruit an experienced Chef to join their Catering Team. The position is permanent.
Working at this school is a lifestyle choice which is ideal for an experienced Chef who wants the stability of regular hours in a normal working day by escaping the uncertainty of life in a busy commercial kitchen. They offer people the opportunity to enjoy producing interesting food as well as developing your management skills, coupled with training opportunities supported by the Culinary Arts Department at Kendal College. They are looking for enthusiastic people who might seek this stability for a few years before heading back into commercial catering with more experience and qualifications, however many of the staff at this school decide to stay there for a full working career.
The proximity to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the area around Morecambe Bay offers the outdoors enthusiast a wide range of walking, fishing, sailing, climbing, caving and other outdoor pursuits all within easy reach. For those with a desire to get away occasionally the M6 motorway and the West Coast railway are both a short distance away for travel North or South while other routes make West Yorkshire and the North East easy to reach.
Key Features of the Role:
Reporting directly to the Catering Manager the duties of the Senior House Chef will be wide and varied and as a Senior House Chef, you will be required to work five out of seven days per week between the hours of 06:30am until 15:30pm. (Various shifts may be available which could be tailored to suit your existing commitments.)
Your main responsibilities will be to prepare, assemble and cook all menu dishes, providing high quality food for the customers.
You will embrace the School ethos, and be prepared to go beyond the call of duty on a regular basis.
You will provide menu choices of freshly prepared food, which are agreed with Line Managers, and are nutritionally balanced and provide the highest quality service to pupils, staff, parents and guests in line with the schools standing.
You will be proactive in terms of menu development and new ideas.
You will ensure all food is stored, handled and packed at the correct temperature, and in accordance with food handling and hygiene regulations and ensure the quality and presentation of daily menus and hospitality catering is to the highest standard.
You will liaise on a day to day basis with Matron/Lunch Supervisor to ensure standards are being met and needs of the children addressed and listen to all comments, and deal with them as appropriate, or pass on to a more senior member of staff to ensure prompt action is taken.
You will manage both the kitchen and the front of house provision, including staffing, cleanliness, appearance and hygiene.
You will prepare and produce all requirements for special school functions and evening events which may sometimes be outside normal working hours, assist and supervise the general cleaning of the kitchen, maintaining high standards of hygiene.
Knowledge and Skills:
You will be an accomplished Chef, competent and skilled to work in all areas of food preparation, cooking and service.
Ideally you will have attained a minimum catering qualification of City & Guilds 706 1-2 or equivalent.
You must have strong organisational skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal and have a flexible approach to work and be motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery.
You will have a good knowledge of computers and the Microsoft Office Package and you must possess a Full UK Driving Licence.
What’s on Offer:
A salary of £20,500 plus a comprehensive benefits package including training opportunities supported by the Culinary Arts Department at Kendal College.
A contributory pension scheme with life cover all of which significantly increases the value of the salary, Staff benefits package, including store discount cards use of the School´s sports facilities, including the indoor swimming pool and gym.

Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Chef.
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