School Chef

Location Crawley
Discipline: Catering, Support Staff
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £17k - 24k per year + Term time only
Contact name: Catering Team

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Job ref: CT 241
Published: 4 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

School Chef - Crawley, West Sussex
Start date: ASAP
Salary Range: £17,000 - £24,000
Term time only
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm
Our client, a new school based in Crawley, is dedicated to meeting the academic, therapeutic, and vocational needs of their students. Their mission is to create, adapt, and implement functional curricula necessary to meet the diverse individual needs of their student population and increase current and future independence.
They are seeking a school chef, with qualifications relevant to this role, to fulfil the following responsibilities:
To prepare & cook all meals as set out in the school termly Menu
- To provide and maintain a high standard of catering for the extended school programme
- To provide a well-balanced and nutritional catering service considering dietary / allergy needs and specific dietary requests (e.g. vegan etc.)
- To ensure that the catering service runs efficiently with food being ready at the required times in sufficient quantities
- To provide catering for all School functions (e.g. Parent's events etc.)
- To source locally grown produce at best value
Menus & Recipes:
- To assist the business manager in menu planning
- The development of new recipes to meet nutritional requirements (Healthy Eating)
- To produce recipes for whole school SMSC Agenda and Healthy Schools Initiative
- To improve menu options for the School (including healthy options)
- To ensure that the daily menu provision is communicated to all stakeholders and updated regularly on school website - including any ingredients that may cause allergic reactions (e.g. that Pesto sauce contains nuts etc.)
- To liaise with staff and generate their input into product development
Food Safety:
- To ensure compliance with Food Safety and Health & Safety Legislation
They offer a competitive salary that is among the best in this sector, pension scheme, full independent school holidays and membership of an occupational health scheme.  Experience of working in a school setting preferred but not essential
For full details, please apply online or call 01227 780888