Somerset Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride & Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week  
Salary: £38,710.32 per annum
Location: Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater

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 an exciting opportunity for a Chef Manager to join our Night Shift 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, 24/7 construction project, with thousands of employees clocking in and out every day and night.   It’s also high security, meaning you’ll get an extra hour of pay each day when you take the private HPC bus to and from the site.  Our nightshift team work hard and take pride in what they do, creating thousands of meals each night 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

Reporting to the Unit Manager, you’ll undertake the daily running of our nightly food operations, managing all members of the nightshift team with your excellent leadership and organisational skills.

This is a fantastic chance for an experienced Chef Manager to take ownership of our night-time catering team, 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.

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 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

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.

How to apply:

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. 

If you’d like to discuss this role further, please give us a call on 01278 555340 or feel free to pop by our head office in North Petherton.

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