Advertising Salary
Up tp £27,500 depending on qualifications & experience
Advert Closing Date
21 Apr 2024

So, what will I be doing?

As Chef de Partie, you’ll be an integral member of the team at our Blagdon site, responsible for delivering a well-balanced, quality food provision for Yeo Valley employees including breakfast, lunch, snacks and cakes. You’ll have the opportunity to help shape and develop the catering offering alongside the Catering Manager. As well as being a whizz in the kitchen, you’ll focus on ensuring consistency and cost efficiencies where possible.

Key responsibilities will include:

- Preparing and delivering all catering requirements including breakfast, lunch, snacks, cakes and desserts, using fresh ingredients
Providing corporate hospitality where required, for external visitors 
- Assisting with coaching and developing the catering team to deliver excellence; leading by example
Supporting with daily team meetings and staff scheduling, arranging agency cover as and when needed
Contributing to menu development, delivery and developing the effectiveness of the catering operation
Supporting the pre-order service for our night shift employees
Procurement of ingredients using an online order service
Supporting with cash flow and budgeting
Cash handling and supporting front of house/back of house when required
  • Ensuring all procedures and compliance logs are completed in line with site requirements
Hours: 40 hours per week, working 5 out of 7 days. No evenings! Shifts between 06:00 and 18:00.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

The important things:

- Minimum 2 years experience of working as a chef
- As a minimum you will be qualified to Food Hygiene level 2/ Foundation in Health & Safety/Food allergen awareness-
- A background in working in onsite canteens
- Extensive knowledge of food preparation and culinary techniques
- Demonstrable knowledge of food safety and compliance within a catering or food manufacturing setting
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to train, develop and motivate
- Strong customer service skills

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

- competitive holiday allowance
- non-contributory pension scheme
- life cover
- healthcare cash back plan
- cycle to work scheme
- subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
- preferential rates with our partners
- annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
- learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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