Sous Chef, Busy School Kitchen

Sous Chef, Busy School Kitchen

We have an immediate vacancy for an enthusiastic, confident chef or cook with experience in catering for children for a busy school kitchen in Harrow. Catering for up to 800 pupils a day (Reception to year 12) + staff & visitors, the school provides a healthy fresh food menu cooked on site. This includes Halal meats, plant-based options and catering for varied cultural backgrounds and special dietary needs. The position requires a friendly calm manner, good organisational skills and excellent communication with a flexible approach to work.


As Sous Chef your key responsibilities will be:

  • Support the Head Chef to ensure that every aspect of the service runs smoothly
  • Assist with menu planning, recipe development and costing
  • Kitchen management duties, stock control, wastage, hygiene etc
  • Compliance with all statutory legislation & regulations.
  • Maintain School Food Standards of quality assurance, food prep and cooking
  • Adhere to all school policies and carry out all duties upholding school values.


Required skills, experience & qualifications:

  • Relevant experience catering for children
  • NVQ level 2 in food production & cookery, or equivalent
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene & Allergies Certificate
  • Meticulous, organised, and punctual


We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Chef or Cook with previous experience in a busy school kitchen, committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults


This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and will include school safeguarding training


Salary: £19,459 – £20,528 based on experience

36 hours per week, term-time only

Hours: 7.00am – 2.30pm approximately (includes half hour break)


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