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Cook / Chef ( Aldingbourne Country Centre )

£ 24,639.84 per annum other benefits - details below
Full Time - 8.30am-4.30pm, 37.5 hours per week, working 5 days from 7. Flexibility required, including public holidays, occasional evenings ( no split-shifts )

We love food, we love people, we love hospitality!

If you’re an enthusiastic Chef / Cook with experience gained in a high-paced kitchen environment and are looking for an extremely rewarding challenge, offering great work-life balance and the chance to be part of a catering team that makes a real difference, we would like to hear from you.

We welcome over 50,000 visitors to our Quarry Café a year to enjoy a light bite, homemade lunch, or just a slice of cake, all freshly prepared onsite in our modern bright kitchen from base, delivering locally sourced and expertly created dishes, and served by a friendly team, including those supported by the trust.

We have exciting plans for future growth at our award winning Aldingbourne Country Centre, offering more corporate hospitality, celebrations, and inhouse events, giving you exposure to use your creative input, alongside the Supervisor and Hospitality Service Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working within a team of 10 including 2 others Chefs / Cooks, you will assist the Hospitality Services Manager, Supervisor and deputise in their absence to organise, plan, and lead the front of house, cooking and conference teams to provide and maintain the highest of hospitality and conference service standard

  • Assist in the planning, budgeting, and purchasing operations in consultation with Hospitality Services Manager

  • Work with the Hospitality Services Manager to develop and monitor the range of hospitality provisions to meet Trust objectives and customer requirements.

  • To lead by example, offering excellent levels of service and professionalism at all times, serving and assisting customers in an engaging, polite and warm manner.

  • Ensure supplies, equipment and work areas conform to required standards and guidelines to maintain 5* Food Standards rating

  • To be mindful of the need to safeguard the Health and Safety of all staff, trainees, volunteers, visitors and others on site

  • To ensure that all machinery and equipment is in safe working order regarding the observance of safety regulations and safety procedures under the Health & Safety at Work Act, taking appropriate action, reporting any defects to the line manager

  • Ensure environment associated with hospitality is at appropriate standard e.g. seating, patio areas, wash/toilet facilities.

We believe working here is very special and rewarding, our benefits include:

  • Social working hours (no split shifts)

  • Great work/life balance

  • Free onsite parking

  • Competitive holiday allowance 25 day increasing after 5 years

  • Family friendly support, Life Assurance, Pension, Employee Assistance programme,

  • Staff discount in Cafe/Gift Shop

  • Discounted gym memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Uniform

  • Eye care voucher / Flu Vaccination

This role can be offered as part of a job share or full time 37.5 hours, usual working hours 8.30am to 4.30pm, rota over 7 days, will include weekends, bank holidays and occasional evening events