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Head of Kitchen
  • Employer: Thurrock Council
  • Reference: 1900000084
  • Published: Thu 17/10/2019, 8:16 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 31/10/2019, 8:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 25 Hours per Week
  • Salary: £21707 - £23790 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Grays, Thurrock

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Head of Kitchen

Location: Olive Academy - Hornchurch
Salary: £21,707- £23,790 Pro Rata
Hours: 25 Hours Per Week
Contract: Term Time 45.8 WPY rising to 46.8 WPY after 5 year

Thurrock Catering Services provides Gold Food for Life, award winning lunchtime meals at 29 Primary Schools, 1 Special Schools, 2 Secondary Schools & 2 Pupil Referral Schools within the Borough, serving in excess of one million meals each year to children and school staff. Due to the expansion of our Pupil Referral School in Tilbury an opportunity now exists to work in a friendly and flexible environment within our 2nd Pupil Referral School in Hornchurch.

We are looking for strong, experienced and enthusiastic Chef with a passion for cooking good nutritious food and a positive 'can-do' attitude!

You will be required to prepare, produce and deliver an excellent standard food service to the staff and pupils at Olive Academy in Hornchurch in Havering.

You must be able to organise, arrange and supervise all activities in the school kitchen, counter display and dining room area and must be prepared to cover where ever required across Thurrock in other schools if needed.

You will need to promote the service and keep abreast of new products, promotions and any changes in legislation.

Your main responsibilities will be:-

* Deliver a high standard catering service at Olive Academy - Hornchurch
* Cover and support the Catering Service wherever required across Thurrock
* Promotion of the Catering Service keeping abreast of new products & legislation,
* Organise and manage the catering provision to ensure an efficient and cost effective service to meet set targets on food and labour costs
* Ordering provisions, food preparation and cooking in accordance to the recipe file and menu.
* All paperwork & reporting required to ensure stock take and payroll deadlines are met
* The management of staff to include attendance and annual appraisals.
* Increase uptake and business growth

Full workplace training will be given, which includes food hygiene and safety training. A flexible approach with a can do attitude is required together with a pleasant personality and excellent customer care ethics.

We offer competitive benefits to staff details of which can be found at

For full details on this and other vacancies in the Thurrock area, and to apply on-line, please go to

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Closing Date: 27 October 2019

Our vision - Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence, where individuals, communities and businesses flourish

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre - home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for culture and arts. We have retail and leisure which is among the best with the magnificent Intu Lakeside and breathtaking countryside all around. We are an area of massive growth, which is creating jobs and new industry, but with great transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

Thurrock Council and its Partnership Organisations are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all Essential Criteria on the Person Specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most Departments operate a flexible working hour's system.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.