• Somerset Larder, Central Production Kitchen, Huntworth Way, North Petherton, 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: £13.47 per hour

Location: North Petherton

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”

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Job:  

Undertaking food preparation and production within a designated Somerset Larder outlet, working to the agreed, highest attainable standards for the quality and variety of food and menus on offer are consistently delivered. Supporting the attainment of Somerset Larder objectives for revenue and profit.


  • Contribute to the attainment of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within the Somerset Larder operation


  • Assist Head Chef & Chefs with food preparation and production throughout the outlet, variably for breakfast, lunch, dinner and buffet services, ensuring that the agreed operating standards are consistently achieved, as agreed with the senior chef on duty
  • Ensure that the production and service of food/meals is delivered to the specified requirements and agreed standards, as agreed with the senior chef on duty
  • Assist with the receipt and storage of goods deliveries for the service outlet as required, ensuring that that control systems and standards are adhered to at all times
  • Undertake personal responsibility for Food Hygiene, Health and Safety relating to food production and services whilst performing duties, consistently following required legal compliance and best practice in line with policy and procedure and embracing the Zero Harm culture.
  • Assist with the safe keeping and maintenance of the equipment and machinery to the required standards of hygiene and safety
  • Undertake professional communication with colleagues within the workplace
  • Participate with colleagues in a regularly convened catering staff forums
  • Work & liaise effectively & supportively with all other Somerset Larder colleagues & departments in the interests of contributing to a professional work environment
  • Assist and support across the operational boundaries within Somerset Larder as and when agreed and the business dictates, in-keeping with the role and/or working development opportunities


  • Observe policies and procedures which are introduced for continually improved food production and services, in liaison with other colleagues as appropriate


  • Ensure that all personal actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of Somerset Larder, undertaking all tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner – promoting environmental sustainability where opportunity presents.

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


  • Professional Cookery Qualifications to (minimum) City and Guilds 706/1 or equivalent NVQ
  • Full, UK driving licence and have at least 12 months driving experience and no more than 6 points. (Desirable)
  • Level 2 Food Safety Qualification (Desirable)
  • Level 2 H & S Qualification (Desirable)
  • First Aid Certificate (Desirable)

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required 

  • Relevant technical culinary skills gained within a similar-sized and similarly-diverse environment and to the requirements of the post
  • Organisational skills
  • Gain insight in to the NNB particular way of working, with understanding for the need of enhanced security and vetting procedures.

Additional Information

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Christmas Shutdown (location dependant)
  • 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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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