Head Chef

Job Title: Head Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterborough
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: Generous Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HC/KEY/12
Contact Name: Kate Yardley
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2019 17:47

Job Description

Head Chef
up to £30,000

We are now looking to recruit a strong Head Chef School based in Peterborough. They have an excellent formula for success and foundations to build from.  As a group they believe the most important aspect of their business is putting the staff first.

Daily duties:
  • Overseeing the kitchen and staff
  • Initiate and oversee the production of all meals to a high standard
  • Training and development of staff
  • Staff managment - recruiting and interviewing 
  • Morning Prep
  • Writing rotas with the Catering Manager 
  • Staff inductions
  • Menu writing 
  • Kitchen GP
  • Running training sessions as required
  • Ordering
  • Controlling wastage
  • Portion control
  • Health and Safety
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen

We are looking for an experience Head Chef to take over the reins of this beautiful school kitchen, this will be a busy role but you will be given full support from onsite and head office management teams.  The current kitchen staff are a stable team and work well together, but there are some areas of development required.

We also require to see:

  • Food & Hygiene Certificate
  • Previous Management experience
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Positive attitude
  • Experience working with all fresh produce
  • Have an interest in food trends
  • Willingness to try new dishes
  • Monitoring kitchen GP
  • Reducing wastage

This role is working in a busy school, with large function rooms for events the school holds.  All food is fresh and made on site with specials changing depending on seasons and we would like to hear about and ideally see you have this experience.

To start the process for this role please click apply now to send me your CV.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK without restrictions.  Due to the large number of responses we receive if you haven't heard from us in 14 days please understand your application was not successful on this occasion.


Pertemps - a local family run business working in the recruitment field for over 60 years.  We recruit from the Peterborough branch looking to support you with your next role.   We cover Cambridgeshire so if you feel this role isn't quite right for you, get in touch sending your CV and a short cover note outlining what you would like to do and we shall see how we can help.


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