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Posted on: 24 May 2023
Job Title: Head Chef
Salary: £28,929 - £34,314 per year.
Job type: Permanent, Full time.
Closing Date: Thursday 8th June 2023.
We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.
The Catering Service in Chelmsford currently operates a main restaurant, coffee shop and provides hospitality for meetings and events. Your role as Head Chef is to lead the Chef Team, ensure the smooth running of our kitchen, create and develop our menus, and produce high-quality food for ARU's students, staff, and external clients. This is a hands-on role that will require several hours a day working in the kitchen. This is an exciting time to join our team, as our main restaurant is currently undergoing major refurbishment and is due to open in August 2023. This is your chance to put your stamp on a brand-new catering outlet and design the food offer from scratch.
You will be a passionate foodie with creative flair, who keeps up-to-date with food trends. You'll be particularly excited by street food, but you'll also be able to turn your hand to buffets and formal dinners. You'll have experience of working in a medium/large professional kitchen and possess a wide range of cookery skills, with a Level 3 qualification in Professional Cookery. You'll have strong commercial awareness and be as comfortable costing menus as you are working in the kitchen.
Working hours will be mostly Monday-Friday during the day, however with advance notice there will be occasional evening and weekend work to cater for events. We offer paid overtime in return for additional hours worked. Our chef team don't work split shifts, and we offer bank holidays off in addition to a generous holiday entitlement.
If you're an experienced Head Chef or Sous Chef, with a positive attitude and a passion for food, we'd love to hear from you.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page on our website for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Head Chef, Kitchen Manager, Catering Manager, Experienced Chef, Qualified Chef, Head Cook, Senior Chef, Executive Chef, Senior Cook, Experienced Cook will also be considered for this role.
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