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Chef de Partie
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF29545

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 06/09/2019

Job live date: 13/08/2019

Salary: £19,730 - £24,029

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Campus Commerce

Division: Catering Hotel & Conference Services

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Permanent

We are looking for friendly and outstanding Chefs who want to work in a creative environment with an emphasis on cooking from scratch to allow us to serve delicious and on-trend dishes that have been made with love. Our style of cooking ranges from cook to order to large dining halls to private dining and events – absolutely no ‘school dinners’ are served, ever!

Our love of food extends beyond our Catering operations and into research, with large Food Sciences and Agriculture departments, including farms, within the University. Our beef for example, is sourced from our own farms. We have ambitious plans to be the offering the best food within a UK University and you’ll be part of a team working towards this success. We can work around school holidays and family commitments, including part-time hours, in most cases. There are frequent opportunities for career progression within our team.

You will have:
•    Either experience, or a formal Chef qualifications to demonstrate your ability to cook
•    The ability to remain calm within the workplace and team player
•    Adaptability and openness to try new ideas
•    Good understanding and commitment to food safety

There is no formal interview for this post – successful candidates will need to attend a 1 on 1 practical session of around 4 hours with our team, this is conducted in a friendly manner and designed for you to show us what you can do and for you to ask us questions too. Please provide several dates and times you would be available (weekends and evenings are also acceptable).

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head Chef – Residential Catering and Bars

Contact role:

Head of Residential Catering and Bars

Contact name:

Karlene Gaskell

Contact name:

Matt Tebbit

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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