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Head Chef - Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Thirsk, North Yorkshire
£14.50 per hour
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Head Chef - Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent - 40 hours per week

Your Aramark journey starts here

Are you currently working in the culinary world and looking for more responsibility?
Love creating meals that put a smile on peoples faces?
Looking for a flexible role?
Well, we have a job for you!
We are making a work life balance achievable whilst still working in hospitality, cultivating your culinary career with a world leading organisation.

We are currently looking for a Head Chef to work with our integral team at Alanbrooke Barracks, YO7 3EY

Perks of the job

  • £14.50 per hour
  • Full time – 40 hours a week – 5 days over 7
  • Shifts varying from 6am-8.30pm
  • Discounted meals on shift
  • Free on site parking
  • Free use of onsite gym
  • Free uniform provided
  • NEST pension contribution and Life insurance
  • Generous holiday entitlement which increases after 3 full years service
  • Cycle to work / Refer a friend scheme
  • Apprenticeship schemes available to help with career progression
  • A wide range of perks including MyStaffShop discounts (save money on your weekly supermarket shop!), Nest pension, Life assurance, online e-learning and much more!

What you'll be doing

  • Lead the culinary operation & provide support for the production team
  • Direct the preparation/duties to the duty chefs, commis chefs, beverage assistants and other kitchen staff.
  • Arrange on and off duties for all staff, also ensure that your team has a great work/life balance, arrange rotas and manage cover for holidays
  • Ensuring strict adherence to all EHO guidelines and systems and Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that kitchen staff follow standards and regulations.
  • Function work and planning, up to silver service level food
  • You’ll be cooking and preparing food ready for breakfast, lunch and dinner service
  • Work well as part of a team of chefs, supporting one another and communicating well
  • Following recipe cards to prepare, cook and serve a range of meals
  • Completing daily paperwork to cover due diligence
  • Assisting with deliveries and stock checks
  • Placing food orders and maintaining kitchen records
  • To share responsibility with the Chef manager/Catering manager for the checking, probing and signing of all food deliveries
  • To monitor and record temperatures of fridges, freezers, hot cabinets and serveries.
  • Assisting in daily and weekly kitchen deep cleans
  • Full knowledge of all menu items served
  • Management of production and food levels to ensure minimal wastage
  • Act as a trainer/ coach for new team members to learn procedures and standards for all kitchen tasks.
  • Undertake relevant training as required


  • DBS and security checks to be completed
  • Previous experience in a similar contract catering environment
  • NVQ Level 2/3 or experience working in a busy kitchen environment
  • IT skills, great technical communication, and Microsoft packages experience
  • Good knowledge of food production methods, keeping up to date with new methods.
  • Extensive knowledge on Allergens and the impact/awareness needed
  • Impeccable leadership skills.
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • The ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues.
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure.
  • The ability to organise your time and workload.
  • A driving licence and access to own transport is desirable due to the location of the site

About Aramark

Northern Europe - Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

Northern Europe - About Aramark

Aramark is a leading service and solutions provider in Northern Europe. We proudly support clients, partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you’re pursuing — a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work — our focus is helping you reach your full potential.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Aramark Northern Europe is an equal opportunities employer.


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