Somerset Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride & Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week on a variable shift pattern
Salary: £28,468 per annum, rising to £29,688 after 3-month probation
Location: Hinkley Point C

Somerset Larder is an award-winning company, using locally sourced food to supply catering services and food-to-go options across the southwest. This is an exciting time to join our business, as we are constantly growing and expanding our reach.

Due to our rapid growth, we have several opportunities for Chefs to join our campus team on our Hinkley Point C contract, based primarily at the HPC site. To learn more about our partnership with Hinkley Point C, please click here.

Hinkley Point C is a large scale construction project, with thousands of employees clocking in and out every day. It’s also high security, meaning you’ll get an extra hour of pay each day when you take the private HPC coach to and from the site. Our Catering team work hard and take pride in what they do, creating thousands of meals a day using fresh produce prepared and delivered daily from our Central Production Kitchen in North Petherton.  From our Kitchen Assistants to our Chef Managers – everyone receives professional training and support to ensure our standards of hygiene, quality and presentation are always high, especially when working in such a fast-paced environment.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

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.

You will work with us in our goal to be a more environmentally sustainable business, ensuring any write offs are within our agreed limits, and you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the development of any new products or packaging that help us to minimise waste.

This role is an opportunity to join an environment that is ever changing; we have flexible shift options, and we believe in supporting our colleagues across the business.  Therefore, you’ll also have the chance to work at our Hinkley and Sedgemoor campus facilities and our Central Production Kitchen whenever those teams need a hand, and in turn, grow your own experience and skills.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • City & Guilds 706/1 & 2, NVQ Level 2 or Commis Chef Level 2
  • Demonstrable chef experience, working with a variety of menus
  • A conscientious attitude towards your work
  • Knowledge of food safety management/HAACP systems operation
  • The ability to work well against time pressures or in demanding situations
  • A helpful and supportive approach to teamwork

Rewards and Benefits

We have a whole host of excellent benefits including a generous pension contribution, 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), a free lunch and cycle scheme. We also make your mental health and wellbeing a priority by providing free access to an Employee Assistance Helpline and an Occupational Health service.  Alongside this, we offer flexible shift options, extensive training, and the opportunity to learn new skills, all whilst working in a modern, safe and engaging environment.

To view the job description, please click here.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact us on 01278 555340, or visit our head office in North Petherton.

Good to know:

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three-year employment history and five-year address history in order to work on Hinkley Point C and must be able to evidence their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as these roles are based on a nuclear regulated site. 

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