circa £21,000pa
10 Apr 2020

So, what will I be doing?

As Chef de Partie, you're integral to our Catering team at our Production Site in Blagdon, responsible for delivering a well balanced, quality food provision and service excellence at all times. Working alongside our existing Chef, you'll be a whizz in the kitchen - not only helping prepare and deliver all catering requirements for Yeo Valley staff using the canteen daily, but also ensuring consistency and cost efficiencies where possible.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and delivering all catering requirements including breakfast, lunch, snacks, cakes and desserts
  • Providing corporate hospitality where required, using fresh ingredients 
  • Assisting with coaching and developing the catering team to deliver excellence; leading by example
  • Ensuring all procedures and compliance logs are completed in line with site requirements
  • Contributing to menu development, delivery and developing the effectiveness of the catering operation
  • Supporting the provision of catering for our night shift employees pre-order service
Hours: 40 hours per week, working 5 out of 7 days. No evenings! Shifts between 06:00 and 17:00.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

  • The important things:
  • Experience working as a Chef (ideally minimum of 2 years')
  • Qualified to a minimum of Food Hygiene Level 2/ Foundation in Health & Safety/Food allergen awareness
  • Extensive knowledge of food preparation and culinary techniques
  • Demonstrable knowledge of food safety and compliance within a catering or food manufacturing setting
Even better if you have: 
  • A background in working in onsite canteens
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and provide guidance to our wider team of Catering professionals
  • Great customer service skills and positive attitude

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:

  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays
  • 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
  • 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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