Cook Manager

We're currently recruiting a dedicated Cook Manager to help ensure the smooth running of the operations in Chartwells on a term time only basis, contracted to 30 hours per week.

Our Cook Manager will organise and supervise the Unit in accordance with, and to, the standard required by Chartwells, the Contract specification and Statutory Regulations. To be responsible for the preparation, cooking and service of food. To ensure that efficient and economic use is made of all resources

Could you bring your spark to Chartwells? Here's what you need to know before applying:

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • To take responsibility for the induction and training of staff
  • To manage effectively and take responsibility for all members of staff within the Unit and any related Dining Centres
  • To attend on and off job training sessions as required, and to put training into practice within the Unit
  • To attend meetings and cluster groups as required
  • To maintain Chartwells standards of personal and kitchen hygiene, health and food safety and to operate to the standard required by the Statutory Health and Safety and Hygiene Regulations.
  • If applicable, to manage and control all aspects of any related Dining centres. This should include a personal visit at least once every half term
  • To ensure that the dining area is prepared in advance, to the required standard.
  • To take responsibility for the standard of cleanliness and hygiene of premises and equipment to the required standard.
  • To inform management of any problems or issues in the Unit, or defects in the light and heavy equipment.
  • To undertake any other duties that may be required for the effective operation of the Unit.
  • To plan, operate and control all aspects of the production and service of food related duties to an agreed budget.
  • To order all food, sundries and other commodities required from nominated suppliers.
  • To operate and control stocks and stock records and to ensure correct completion and submission of all appropriate returns and records to the target dates identified.
  • To operate an effective Log Book.
  • To promote the Company at every possible opportunity.
  • To comply with any reasonable requests made by your Manager or the Company.
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are communicated to the team and adhered to including health and safety.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Monday - Friday
  • Term Time only
  • Free parking
  • Free lunch
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive Wow Points every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes

Please note: This role is contracted to 44 weeks per year

Our ideal Cook Manager will have:
  • Previous experience in contract catering
  • City and Guilds 706/1&2 / NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health and Safety
  • At least 6 months supervisory experience in a similar environment
  • Have current practical skills in large scale catering in Primary and/or Secondary environment
  • Interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills
  • Computer literate

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