Position title
School Chef/Cook

KCJ are looking for an experienced Chef/Cook to join our catering team in a new contract in Wantage.

The position is 32.5hrs a week, Monday to Friday, term time only So school holidays off!

The role is working as part of the integral catering team, helping provide meals to our pupils. This position will assist the current team in producing quality food for a large secondary school. The successful candidate will be working alongside our team of Catering Assistants.



  • Food preparation in line with company guidelines, food standards, Nutritional Guidelines and Allergens
  • Supporting the Kitchen Team in the efficient running of the schools
  • Directing other members in efficient running of their duties
  • Deputising in the absence of the Chef Manager


  • Deliver food and associated items to other primary schools via the company van
  • To assist with preparation of counters and dining areas for service
  • To assist with preparation and setting out of condiments
  • The service of hot and cold food in an efficient and timely manner
  • The use of tongs or other appropriate service implements and not hands when handling foods
  • To ensure sufficient food supplies throughout the service period.
  • The clearing and cleaning counters of debris during service
  • The clearing and cleaning of counters and service equipment after service
  • The clearing and cleaning of tables, especially between shift breaks


  • The clearing down of all areas after service
  • The washing up of crockery, cutlery, glassware, utensils, etc., as required, either via automatic dishwasher or hand sinks
  • To maintain a high standard of hygiene and safety within the workplace
  • To undertake all aspects of the cleaning of equipment in accordance with the Cleaning Schedule and to complete the Cleaning Schedule with your signature when the task has been completed


  • To greet all customers helpfully and courteously
  • To give customers information about products or asks the Chef Manager if unsure
  • To report any customer complaints or compliments to the manager


  • No requirements concerning school certificates, but Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is required and if not already attained, then the ability to undertake and pass this qualification is necessary.
  • Steady employment record to date.


  • Ability to know what needs to be done in organising duties and working to priorities.


  • Manual dexterity for quick, skilful handwork, such as vegetable preparation.
  • Able to keep limited written records on standard forms.


  • Steady and dependable.
  • Gets on well with co-workers.
  • Willing, helpful and flexible in terms of working days/hours.

For further information, please contact our Wantage Branch on 01235 242240

Date posted
April 28, 2022
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