Assistant Chef

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• A catering position like no other; Guaranteed Friday or Saturday evening off, typical evening shift finish 8pm.
• Permanent role, 5 days a week with Christmas Period time off.
• Career progression opportunities available.
• Stunning location.
• £22,932.00 per annum

PGL has a fantastic opportunity for a Assistant Chef to join our catering team at Bawdsey Manor, Woodbridge. Bawdsey Manor is a stunning activity centre situated at the mouth of the River Deben.

More than 400,000 young guests enjoy a PGL trip each year, not to mention the 2,500 staff that live at our centres. That means a lot of hungry mouths to feed. This role offers the perfect chance to further your career in catering, taking in increased responsibility and building on your previous catering experience. You'll assist the Chefs/ Head Chef in preparing balanced, wholesome meals that fuel our guests and staff for their day of activities. This is a varied role that includes food preparation, cooking and service of meals and ensuring the kitchen and dining areas are kept clean, tidy and adhere to our health and safety standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and serving food following PGL standards;
  • Adhering to health and safety and complying with all statutory company regulations and policies;
  • Managing your own personal development including catering knowledge and centre life;
  • Supporting the day to day management, training and ongoing development of the team of catering assistants;
  • Assisting with centre specific duties associated with a residential children’s activity centre.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone with experience of mass catering with a positive approach to teamwork. You will enjoy providing excellent customer service and prioritise tasks effectively. You will behave in a professional manner with an ability to create a positive impression of the company when dealing with customers. You will be confident in your decisions making based on immediate information, prior knowledge and previous experience and thrive in situations requiring problem solving. A Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is desirable.

This is a full time, permanent role working 42 hours over 5 days a week.

Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure, which PGL will pay for. You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for employment with PGL. PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community, including those with disabilities.


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