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Head Chef

£30,000.00 per annum


My client is looking for a Head Chef to support the Catering Manager at a stunning Independent School in Blackburn.

You will be overseeing the food operation across 3 kitchens within the school grounds. You will be supporting the catering manager in managing a team of 20 staff.

This role is all about food quality and delivering the food vision across the entire operation from nursery to 6th form.

Are you currently a Head Chef or Chef Manager working in either an Independent School or B&I (contract catering) location?

You will need to come from a total fresh food background and be able to demonstrate your passion for fresh, quality seasonal produce. You will have excellent commercial awareness and be able to demonstrate this along with your knowledge of modern food trends.


  • Blackburn

Salary & Benefits:

  • £30,000 per annum
  • Monday to Friday
  • 40 hours per week
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Discount card for restaurants, hotels, holidays, theme parks etc
  • Meals on duty, uniform provided
  • Excellent career progression and development

Job Requirements & Key Skills:

  • Ensuring that service level agreements are achieved & customer and client expectations are met.
  • Ensuring that catering premises and equipment are maintained, clean and hygienic and that safe systems of work are in place
  • Managing, motivating and developing the team
  • Ensuring all Food Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and allergen control procedures are followed
  • Ensure that financial margins are being met and client budget being achieved through good management of the account
  • A real foodie, someone who will stand out for there passion
  • Fresh, seasonal food background with an understanding of modern food trends
  • A strong team player as well as someone who leads from the front
  • Experience of managing and developing a large team
  • Experience of Microsoft packages (word, excel, outlook)
  • Strong craft skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Legal Requirements:

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK
  • Clean Enhanced DBS

If this sounds like the perfect role for you please do apply today