Somerset Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride & Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week  
Salary: £38,710.32 per annum
Location: Sedgemoor Campus, 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 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.  To learn more about our partnership with Hinkley Point C, please click here.

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.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

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.

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 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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