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Head Chef

POSTED ON 18 Jun 2024
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To be considered for this role, you will need your own transport to travel to SY5 7AU due to the location and lack of public transport.

We are looking for a Head Chef to join our vibrant team at our Children’s Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. This is a full-time permanent position.


·         Free uniform

·         Free DBS

·         Staff events

·         Employee discounts

·         Employee Assistance Programme

·         Free parking

·         Friends & Family Days

The details:

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Salary - £32,500 per year
  • The earliest start is approximately 6/ 7am and the latest finish is 7/ 8pm.
  • Free meals
  • The role is to be based at JCA’s flagship activity centre, Condover Hall, Shrewsbury
  • The role will involve working weekends
  • You will have the Christmas and New Year off! Condover Hall is closed over the 2 week festive period

What are we looking for?

  • Previous chef experience (Sous Chef or above)
  • Experience in larger catering environments is a bonus e.g. school, events
  • Catering related qualifications or certificates are a bonus
  • Good knowledge of health and safety and hygiene standards
  • Proven team experience in a professional kitchen setting
  • The desire to innovate and produce food of outstanding quality
  • A customer driven team member who can work with children and young people

What will I be doing?

You will be based in the restaurant and kitchen department of Condover Hall activity centre working alongside a team of chefs and the Catering Manager. Your role will be to provide child and adult-friendly, wholesome meals for our guests and staff. You will be responsible for the preparation and cooking of meals in accordance with company guidelines. You will ensure that high standards are met in all aspects of preparation, presentation, and quality of food.

The restaurant provides a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner service for both guests and staff. At peak times, Condover Hall can house up to 600 guests so the kitchen is a fast-moving environment to provide tasty, filling and crowd-pleasing menus! As a Head Chef, you will also be catering for the varying dietary requirements of our guests and staff.

Day to day, your key duties will include:

·         Stock control (stock take, receive and check supplies)

·         Prepping and cooking meals for the next service

·         Staff training

·         Working as part of a team

·         Following due diligence procedures such as HACCP

·         Working to the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen, stores, and back of house areas

 *Our Recruitment Team is based at our Head Office in Brighton so we may call you from a Brighton number (01273)*


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Head Chef


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Full time


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£32,500 per annum

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