Somerset Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride & Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week on a variable shift pattern
Salary: £32,943 per annum, rising to £34,264 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.

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.

Due to our rapid growth, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Chef Supervisor to join our catering team on our Hinkley Point C contract, based primarily at Hinkley Point C. To learn more about our partnership with Hinkley Point C, please click here.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chef Managers, you will supervise and lead many of the team’s daily catering activities, ensuring all food is prepared on time to the highest quality standard. You’ll also assist with menu planning and be involved in the development of new products, packaging and equipment – which is crucial in our goal to be as sustainable as possible.

Growth and nurture are incredibly important values here at Somerset Larder, so you will be expected to embrace our values and ways of working, acting as a role model for your staff in order to enable their own development and to strengthen the team’s skills.

This is an incredibly varied role and there is a real opportunity to get stuck into the Hinkley Point C project.  We are always working to improve the way we operate and our offering, and there will be opportunities to undertake project work or other tasks outside of your day-to-day tasks.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Knowledge of food safety management/HAACP systems operation
  • Demonstrable catering/kitchen experience at Chef level
  • A conscientious approach to your work
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to support others’ development
  • The ability to work well in demanding situations and under time pressures
  • A level 2 qualification in Health and Safety is desirable but not 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. Alongside this, we offer flexible shift options, extensive training, and the opportunity to learn new skills, all whilst working in a modern, safe and positive environment.

To view a copy of the job description, please click here.

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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