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Location: London, London,
Salary: Up to £45,000 (Annual ..)

Caterlink is the education sector catering specialist. For over 20 years, the Company has delivered fresh food solutions to pupils and staff at Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across the UK. The company caters more than 1,000,000 meals a week. Our “Fresh Food Policy” is the foundation of our success and growth in the market coupled with a desire to truly deliver on the promises we make to our clients and support our site-based teams.

We have a very exciting opportunity for a Development Chef to join us to support our Primary & Secondary Schools,  within our large London Borough areas. This is a pivotal role in ensuring that agreed food standards are maintained coupled with service delivery across all schools with the objective to exceed our customers’ expectations.

The main focus of the role will be food quality, working with our Area Managers, being involved in our training kitchens, training and coaching our site kitchen teams. This is a hands on customer focused role. You will be working closely with the teams and Area Managers day to day to achieve desired outcomes set in developing the food offer, ensuring we work within our purchasing, pricing remit and food cost controls. You will be an integral part of delivering our added value benefits to schools via tasting sessions, open evenings, assemblies, cooking classes and ad hoc school events support. This role will support the Operations Managers in delivering the requirements of the contracts in each Borough.

Ideally, we are looking for a proven experienced Chef with management & multi-site experience,  knowledge of operating and delivering in the education sector is essential. The ideal Development Chef will be able to demonstrate their excellent cooking ability,  is passionate about food, driven with the experience, passion, and skills they can bring to the business so that we can move the business forward and exceed our clients expectations. Excellent presentation skills are a must as well as good planning and time management.

Must have a full UK driving license and access to a car and be able to cook.

Caterlink is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be obtained for this role.

Caterlink strives to always provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all our teams where every individual is treated with respect, integrity and has the opportunity to grow and be treated equally and with fairness at all times.

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