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Cook – 30hrs per week - Term Time

  • Wellingborough, NN10 8LF
  • Wellingborough
  • Cook – 30hrs per week - Term Time
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

If you are interested in this position, please apply now.


Job Title

Cook – 30hrs per week - Term Time

NN10 8LF – The Ferrers


We are looking for an enthusiastic, competent cook. To provide freshly cooked meals to students daily. This individual must be able to work unsupervised and be competent in all areas of catering. The successful candidate would be ideally qualified however if you have a natural flare or are a talented home cook that can upscale, all candidates will be considered for this fast-paced Kitchen that is open 5 days a week term time only. Your attitude and personality is also what we are looking for, we want someone who cares about great service, great food and above all someone who really wants to in a part of a great team and company.

Overview of the role

You will be required to prepare and cook fresh ingredients from a cyclic menu for as well as help with the day to day operations of school catering including some food ordering and bookwork. General cleaning tasks are involved, and food safety is paramount.

Summary of Role and Key Tasks & Responsibilities

As the Cook you will be expected to:
•Prepare fresh food for breakfast, break and lunch, occasional events such as parent's evenings, Governor's meetings and formal dinners.
•Ensure kitchen and food service areas are clean, appropriately presented.
•Maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of the menu and allergens. Training and guidance for this will come from your Catering Manager as well as registered courses.
•Ensure that COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to, records are kept and any incidents or accidents are reported in line with procedures, to the Catering Manager.
•Complete training as and when requested, in line with company policy and procedure.
•Complete any other tasks as required in the development of the catering service.


Previous experience of cooking in schools/education sites, including baking would be desirable with a willingness to learn.

Core Values and Behaviours

Because we believe that the whole experience matters at The Ferrers, we look for someone who shares the same values:
•Employee Recognition: recognise and value the contribution of others.
•Loyalty to our client/customer satisfaction: warm, friendly and genuine with ability to build trust and loyalty.
•Innovation: actively seek to improve ways of working and offer suggestions.
•Operational Excellence: committed to achieving results through demonstrating a “can-do” attitude.
•Responsibility: takes personal responsibility to ensure all Taylor Shaw ways of working are adhered to.


•£9.00 per hour
•Working term time plus five days for cleaning, training etc.
•Access to Chef's Academy
•Workplace pension scheme
•Recognition reward and awards
•Fantastic Career Development opportunities
As well as an enjoyable place to work, Taylor Shaw offer a comprehensive benefits package including access to offers, promotions and discounts to retail and leisure providers.

Closing date


Here at Elior UK we have lots of opportunity for progression and personal development within our business and work with a diverse range of clients.

Elior is a multi-award winning global player in the contract catering sector,
with operations in over 16 countries, over 120,000 employees and 25,000 points of sale. We are one of the largest contract caterers in the industry with our Group headquarters in Paris. Here in the UK we have approximately 15,000 colleagues helping us deliver our promise in achieving excellence in everything that makes up the customer experience across 1,600 sites.

We're driven by the knowledge that young people deserve - and need - the best food for their wellbeing

We're dedicated at Taylor Shaw to bringing all our resources together to provide high quality nutritious food that our young customers will enjoy while at school and in further education. And to ensuring it is served by caring, well trained and skilled people.

Join the team and contribute towards helping the next generation live a healthy life.

If you are interested in this position, please apply now.