Company Description

South West Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride, Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week

Salary: £11.16

Location: Multi-location, mainly Avonmouth but may be required to work at other locations from time to time.

Want to work for a company where Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet are at the heart of everything they do? Then look no further, South West Larder produces fresh food and meals to go using locally sourced ingredients from all over the west country. Our philosophy is to nourish the community with amazing produce, to employ local people and to train apprentices for future careers in the catering and hospitality sector.

At South West Larder, our Values have been set by our staff. Our Values exist for the good of our working lives and company performance. Our Values are:

  • Togetherness – “Be a tractor not a trailer.”
  • Nurture – “You grow, I grow, we grow.”
  • Pride – “We can and we will”
  • Planet – “We’re part of a bigger picture”

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chef Manager, you will take pride in ensuring the food we make to order is produced to a high standard of quality. This is varied and creative role, so you will also assist the Chef Manager in planning our menus and food provision, taking into account any allergen constraints or equipment availability.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out all catering activities under the direction of the Chef Manager/Chef Supervisor
  • Ensure all food is produced on time to the required quality standards
  • Ensure all incoming raw materials and packaging when delivered is in accordance with specifications and is stored in the correct areas of the site.
  • Ensure all kitchen facilities and all equipment are cleaned in accordance with the prescribed method and to the correct schedule
  • Ensure catering service effectiveness, ensuring waste minimised, and write offs within agreed limits, in accordance of the cost plan
  • Ensure all quality records are completed accurately and on time
  • Complete training as commensurate for the role
  • Support a zero harm culture

Our Ideal candidate will have the following characteristics in line with our values


· Ability to work as part of a team

· A flexible approach to working hours

· Be supportive of colleagues


· Keen to learn on the job

· Hold Food Safety Level 2 (or be able to achieve on appointment)


· Be honest and trustworthy

· Able to work independently

· Have a can-do approach


· Hygienic approach and manner

· Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices


  • City & Guilds 706/1 & 2, NVQ Level 2 or Commis Chef Level 2
  • Food Safety Level 2 (or able to achieve on appointment)
  • Health & Safety Level 2 qualification
  • Basic COSHH

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Clear verbal and written communicator
  • Able to work well in demanding situations and against time pressures
  • Able to minimise wasteful practices
  • Flexible approach to working hours/days

Additional Information

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Christmas Shutdown
  • Flexible shift options
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)
  • Free Meal on Shift
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