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Our client is a well-known Education Contract Caterer, family-owned company.

Their catering teams are skilled in the art of transforming fresh, seasonal ingredients into nutritious home-cooked meals that support healthier lifestyles and enable customers of all ages to perform at their best throughout the day.

We are looking to recruit a Support and Development Chef to work in South West London area who will be responsible for developing and maintaining the food standards in a group of 40 primary schools.

Must have experience in Contract Catering and ideally Schools! 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and support to cooks and chefs in approximately 40 state primary schools.
  • Develop and implement training programs to enhance culinary skills.
  • To plan & carry out with assistance from Group Managers new menu workshops.
  • To ensure the catering establishments’ operations regarding the food quality, presentation and service are provided to the appropriate standards as defined by the area manager.
  • To recommend and implement cost reductions and service improvements to the standards as required.
  • To compile in conjunction with the area manager the training plan forming part of the training strategy.
  • Drive to various school locations within south London to conduct on-site training.


  • Proven experience in a similar training role within the culinary or educational sector.
  • Excellent culinary skills and the ability to teach and mentor others.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to drive and access to a vehicle to travel between school locations.
  • Minimum Level 4 Food Safety Certificate and Health Safety
  • UK Driving License


  • Competitive salary of £40,000 – £45,000 per annum.
  • Sick pay: 24 days once qualifying period is completed.
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year.
  • Excellent training and opportunities for career progression
  • Pension: 4% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the culinary skills of primary school staff.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Full-time, 40-hour workweek with a supportive team environment.

If you are passionate about culinary education and have the skills and experience to excel in this role, we would love to hear from you. 

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Vanessa Zamora

Operations Director

020 7877 8506

Reference: JOB-64805

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: London
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£40000 - £45000