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Assistant Chef (fixed term)

Are you looking for a chef job that does not involve weekends or evenings? Howbery Park Estates has an exciting opportunity for an assistant chef to join its friendly catering team for a period of 12 months (maternity cover).

Working alongside the head chef you will play an integral part of delivering freshly made seasonal food to our tenants and visitors. You will be responsible for supporting the head chef and will be required to take full responsibility in the head chef’s absence with the following (but not limited to) main tasks:

  • Prepare and cook all daily meals for business park tenants and visitors
  • Ensure the quality and presentation of the food is to the highest standard and specification
  • Be responsible for the daily monitoring and recording of food and items as required
  • Understand the principles of safe food handling
  • Track and monitor temperature checks of refrigerators and freezers to ensure food is stored safely

You will be positive and flexible in your approach to work. You will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery or equivalent and have at least one year’s experience in a similar role. Howbery Park is keen to support the continuous professional development of all staff.

The hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm – 40 hours per week (includes ½ hour unpaid lunch per day). Salary is £18,250 - £19,250 per annum (depending on experience).

Additional benefits includes a defined contribution pension scheme in which the employer contributes 5% if you contribute 3%, plus life insurance x3 of your salary. Holiday is 20 days per year plus bank holidays plus three discretionary company holidays over the Christmas period. There is also access to a cycle to work scheme and travel loan scheme plus a subsidised sports and social club. Staff lunch is also supplied.

To make an application please submit your CV with a covering letter to m.baxter@hrwallingford.com.

Closing date is 2 September 2019

Howbery Business Park in Oxfordshire is an award winning business park located at Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford. The Estates team manage a variety of onsite amenities offered to the tenants and visitors of Howbery Park Estates including the onsite provision of hot food, sandwiches and salads. The catering facilities are based in the former manor house set on the banks of the River Thames at Wallingford.

Howbery Park Estates is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No agencies please.

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