Seasonal Cook/Chef

Job Title: Seasonal Cook/Chef
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Dale
Salary: £10 per hour, Benefits: live in accomodation
Start Date: 2019-06-30
Reference: Lou200619
Contact Name: blueArrow Swansea
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 20, 2019 10:02

Job Description

Blue Arrow Swansea are looking for a Seasonal Cook to work in an established company in Haverfordwest   This is a seasonal position; the season normally runs from the beginning of March through to the end of October each year. 

The Cook is a key post in the learning location’s Hospitality & Catering team. As deputy to the Lead Cook you will assist with delivery of the catering service to resident groups. This will include hands-on cooking, kitchen management tasks, deputising for the Lead Cook as appropriate, and assisting with the supervision of the catering team.
This is an active role and will require the post holder to be able to carry out duties associated with kitchen work, including manual handling e.g. carrying saucepans, food items, assisting with food deliveries.

Key Responsibilities: 
Cooking and delivering of breakfasts (earliest usually 7.45 am) and evening meals (latest usually 6.30 pm) for up to 150 residential visitors, whilst ensuring the wide variety of dietary needs and tastes are met at all times 
Ensuring all meals are produced in line with health and hygiene regulations 
Accurately completing all monitoring and recording paperwork i.e. HACCP 
Assisting with the compilation of a varied range of menus 
Deputising for the Lead Cook in their absence 
Assisting with the supervision of the catering team 
Assisting with the induction and in-house training of the catering team 
Provision of light lunches or packed lunches for residential groups, as required 
Preparation of home baked items for packed lunches, afternoon teas and supper 
Washing up of utensils, crockery and cutlery as required 
Assisting with sourcing suppliers, stock control, and placing orders 
Receiving deliveries and ensuring they are checked, recorded and correctly stored on arrival 
Providing lunches for staff on duty 
Ensuring that tea/coffee making areas for visitors are kept clean and stocked 
Ensuring that catering equipment is appropriately maintained 
Routine cleaning of the kitchen to ensure hygiene standards are met at all times 
Participating in the cleaning, upkeep and decorating of the kitchen and dining area in off-peak times

Complying with all relevant legislation / FSC Operating Codes of Practice (OCoPs) / FSC Health and Safety Handbook and FSC procedures 
 Taking an active role in the learning location’s evening and residential duty system - this will involve staying on site on some evenings and overnight to deal with customer issues and, with the support of a Senior member of staff, respond to emergencies 
Delivering a high standard of customer service and customer care 
Ensuring the highest standards of quality are achieved in all duties carried out 
Working closely with other staff to ensure that appropriate levels of service are maintained during absences and periods of high workload 
Maintaining professional standards at all times in accordance with FSC policies 
Fulfilling your obligations under FSC’s Behaviour Partnership to ensure a happy, productive working environment 
Attending staff meetings as well as FSC internal and external training as required, in order to share best practice and improve team and learning location performance, and participating fully in staff development activities (sometimes this may involve travel to other learning locations with the occasional overnight stay) 
Driving: Due to the remote nature of the learning location it cannot always be accessed by public transport and it would therefore be advantageous if the post holder were able to drive. 
Undertaking any other duties that may reasonably be required to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the learning location

Key Expectations:
The expectations of every employee that we regard as essential include:
„h A positive and passionate work attitude
„h A desire to show pride in all aspects of their work
„h A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes
„h An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member
„h An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
„h Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect
„h A commitment and contribution to improving FSC’s environmental performance
„h A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges

if this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then please call us on 01792 645521 or apply now. Immediate Start available