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Head Chef - Hospitality
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF31668-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/04/2020

Job live date: 11/03/2020

Salary: £30,942 - £40,322 per annum

Employment type: PM-Other Related

Department: Campus Commerce

Division: Catering Hotel & Conference Services

Hours per week: 1

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Permanent

The Hospitality Head Chef will work alongside the Hospitality Manager, managing the provision of food for hospitality events. Providing the highest quality food in a manner that is legally compliant, sustainable & commercially viable. Ensure kitchens & wider operations run smoothly and efficiently.

The post involves leading a team in the preparation and cooking of food for service, for events held across the University estate and external venues, allocating duties and ensuring the most efficient use of the team’s time, skills and abilities.

Responsible for the development of menus, with a focus on fresh and healthy food that is nutritionally balanced ensuring menus are regularly updated and changed.

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 3 Food Safety Qualification
•    Experience managing food production teams in event hospitality industry
•    Full UK driving licence

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Retail and Hospitality Catering

Contact name:

Martin Batt

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 8235

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  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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