Job Title: Chef
Post Holder Responsible To: Sous Chef and Section Manager Food Production (Head Chef)
Role Type: Permanent, 35 hours per week, working hours and days will vary depending on business need, primarily Monday to Friday, however shift and weekend working will be required on a rota basis.
Salary:£10.50 per hour /£19,110 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Provisional Start Date: ASAP
We have an amazing opportunity available for an experienced Chef to join the award winning Leicester Services Partnership (LSP) catering team based in our newly build kitchen in the stunningly finished Campus Kitchen site.
We are seeking an experienced Chef to join our fantastic team which produces outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients. We are looking for an individual who has great people skills, is passionate about food, is able to work on their own initiative, work as part of a team and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
We are looking for someone who shows a passion for food and who is striving to build their career in the catering industry.
You will work alongside a team of experienced chefs and you will learn how to work on the different sections within the kitchen.
To assist with food preparation, to cook and serve food as specified by the Section
Manager Head Chef.
Assist in the production of high quality meals in compliance with the menu and standard
recipes, ensuring the quality of food and service meets the standard set by the Section
Manager Head Chef.
To ensure a high level of cleanliness is maintained within the kitchen and outlets
Duties to be carried out in a safe and proper manner in accordance with legislation and
LSP Food Safety Policy.
When trained, undertake the preparation of food with limited supervision of the Chef or
Serve customers in the outlets to the high customer service standard expected
When outlet-based serve on the till when required
Assist in ordering of food supplies from nominated suppliers
Assist in receiving and checking of incoming orders against delivery notes and purchase orders
Demonstrate understanding of Food Hygiene guidelines in maintaining high standards of personal and kitchen hygiene
Reporting of breakdown of equipment
Ensure that the working area is clean and secure at end of the day.
Attend any relevant training courses, continue own personal development
To ensure 100% compliance with all legislative guidelines and requirements in connection
with food hygiene and health and safety legislation
Hours of work will vary depending on the needs of the business, will involve weekend
Any other tasks that are fitting of the role of Commis Chef
Internal and External Relationships
Be able to communicate with customers, understand and meet their expectations.
Line Manager/ Head Chef / Chef de Partie
Catering Operations Director and Operations Manager
Customers – students / conference delegates
Colleagues within LSP
Planning and Organising
Ensure stock levels maintained are adequate for service
Prioritising work to ensure mealtimes are met
Responding to customers’ issues and queries, liaising with line managers/Line Managers to provide a timely and effective service.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
Relevant experience of food preparation with limited supervision
Experience of working to portion control
NVQ Level 1 & 2 or City & Guild 7061 & 2
Previous experience in a similar role
Basic food hygiene qualification level 2 or equivalent
Numeracy and literacy skills sufficient to maintain records
Previous experience of catering for large numbers
Knowledge of HACCP/COSHH
Intermediate food hygiene level 3
NVQ level 3 or equivalent
IT Skill, knowledge of Windows and Excel operating systems
Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Communicate effectively with others
Maintain a high level of customer service
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to comply with Health & Safety & COSHH legislation
Ability to move heavy equipment
Ability to use own judgement and act accordingly
Willingness to be flexible as and when required
What we offer:
27 days annual leave
6 University closure days
Discounted car parking (multi-story)
Access to occupational health and wellbeing tools
Access to training and development
Enhanced sickness pay scheme and maternity/paternity pay scheme
If you believe you are the right person for the role, email your CV and covering letter to email@example.com quoting reference ‘Chef’ in the subject line.
Closing date for applications: Monday 11th July 2022