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Chef (Hospitality)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28323 - R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 22/04/2019

Job live date: 02/04/2019

Salary: £17,079 - £19,202 per annum

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Campus Commerce

Division: Catering Hotel & Conference Services

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, permanent

This post involves the preparation, cooking, regeneration and service of food for events held across the University estate and external venues. Working to University standards of food safety, cooking methods and food presentation.

The Chef will report to, and receive supervision from the Head Chef and will provide supervision to the production assistants. Will supervise and co-ordinate the preparation and cooking of food for service, for both small and large-scale functions, adapting menus to suite individual customer requirements as necessary.

The Chef would contribute to the development of the menus, order commodities from suppliers, ensure correct stock levels are maintained and limited wastage.

Due to the nature of our operations working hours can be between 7am and 1am Monday to Sunday.

You will have:

  • City and Guilds Hospitality and Catering - Level 2 (7132) or equivalent
  • Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
  • Understanding of food preparation operations
  • Ingredient and provisions knowledge
  • Worked in a commercial kitchen


Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Retail and Hospitality

Contact name:

Martin Batt

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 8235

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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