Chef - Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
07 Sep 2019
05 Oct 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Chef - Condover Hall, Shrewsbury

Why choose JCA, Condover Hall?

This really is a Chef job like no other! Forget unsociable, restaurant hours - As Condover Hall is an Activity Centre for children, dinner is served between 5-7pm, so you could still be home in plenty of time for your own dinner with the family! We have fantastic outdoor and indoor facilities on site and encourage our staff and their families to enjoy these on designated open days.

And we're sorry to say the 'C' word so early in the year, but Condover Hall even closes for the Christmas period, so the only turkey and spuds you'll be prepping are your own!


What will I be doing?

You will be working alongside our Head Chef providing child and adult-friendly, wholesome meals for our guests and staff at our flagship Activity Centre – Condover Hall.  As a Chef you will be responsible for the preparation and cooking of meals in accordance with company guidelines, whilst ensuring high standards of preparation, presentation and the quality of food at all times. With over 1000 guests per week in peak season catering for special dietary requirements, can be a challenge and you would need to ensure that according to the needs of our guests and staff, their specific needs are met.

You will also work closely alongside the Head Chef in all aspects of their role including organising stock control (stock take, receive and check supplies) and managing the kitchen staff during shifts.  A key part of the role will be ensuring that HACCP records are maintained correctly and on time and that the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen, stores, and back of house areas are achieved.

What are we looking for?

  • A customer driven team member who has the ability to work with children and young people
  • An engaging communicator and team player who is happy to lead by example
  • Previous experience and passion for Catering, ideally on a larger scale
  • The desire to innovate and produce food of outstanding quality
  • Good knowledge of health and safety/ hygiene laws HACCP and standards
  • NVQ or equivalent qualification in a Catering related role and valid food hygiene certificate

We are looking for a Chef who has experience of working in a busy kitchen, and used to dealing with high volumes.  You must be enthusiastic and have a passion for guiding existing catering staff. This role is based at our centre Condover Hall, which is in Shrewsbury, as this vacancy isn’t residential, you would need to be able to get to work easily.

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