• Sedgemoor Campus, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Full-time
  • Weekly Hours: 39
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Salaried Working Pattern: Full-time 5 Days Out of 7
  • Contract Type.: Full-Time

Company Description

South West Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride, Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week

Salary: £48,070.99 per annum plus bonus potential

Location: Multi-Site Based, Primarily at Sedgemoor Campus

Want to work for a company where Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet are at the heart of everything they do? Then look no further, Somerset 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 Somerset 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”

Due to our rapid growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Chef Manager to join our team on our Hinkley Point C contract, based primarily at Sedgemoor Campus, which provides accommodation for many of the teams working on the construction of the project.

Our campus hospitality operation is comprised of bar, kitchen and restaurant staff.  Our Chef Managers and Front of House Managers ensure each aspect of our hospitality and catering service is consistently delivered to a high standard.  Our Sedgemoor campus is situated close to the M5 and within easy reach of Bridgwater town centre.

Job Description

Reporting to the Campus Unit Manager, you’ll undertake the daily running of our food operations, managing all members of the back of house team with your excellent leadership and organisational skills working closely with the food development team.  

This is a fantastic chance for an experienced Chef Manager to take ownership of the kitchen operations at Sedgemoor Campus, by managing and delivering food production in line with our policy standards.  Alongside this, you will also consistently and effectively manage the performance of your staff, so that everyone is taking pride in their work and achieving our best practice standards.

Acting as a role model to your team, you’ll champion Health and Safety, ensuring staff are storing raw materials in the correct areas and that all food is prepared safely.

Sustainability is key for us, so as well as assisting in menu planning, you’ll also have the opportunity to be involved in the development and implementation of new products and product packaging.  If you have a background in fine dining this would be the role for you, as we will also involve you in our private dining events where you can use your creativity to construct menus and meals outside of day-to-day campus life.

Staff nurture is high on our list, so our successful Chef Manager will benefit from continuous professional development, and access to training courses that will better your performance and skills.

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


Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Strong leadership skills, ideally gained in a busy kitchen environment
  • Experience of Food Safety management/HACCP systems operation
  • A positive attitude towards work
  • The ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Qualified to Chef level (by experience or education)
  • Level 3 Food Safety qualification would be preferred but isn’t essential
  • Level 2 Health & Safety qualification would be preferred but isn’t essential

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
  • Extra Hour pay per day for using the HPC bus service

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. They must be able to provide in date photographic ID and 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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