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Head of Kitchen - Cook 4


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Little Thurrock Primary School, Essex, RM17 6SL


Permanent Part time

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Vacancy Filler

Date Posted

13 Sep




An opportunity now exists to work in a friendly and flexible environment within our kitchens in Little Thurrock Primary School, in Grays.

Thurrock Catering Services provides Gold Food for Life, award winning lunchtime meals at 29 Primary Schools, 1 Special Schools, 2 Secondary Schools within the Borough, serving in excess of one million meals each year to children and school staff. Due to the Universal Free School Meal’s for KS1 pupils and continued expansion and growth of our service, an opportunity now exists to work in a friendly and flexible environment within two of our primary school kitchens in Thurrock.

We are looking for strong, experienced and enthusiastic Chef with a passion for cooking good nutritious food and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude!

You will be required to prepare, produce and deliver an excellent standard food service to the staff and pupils at Little Thurrock Primary School in Grays, Thurrock, you must be able to organise, arrange and supervise all activities in the school kitchen, counter display and dining room area and must be prepared to cover where ever required across Thurrock in other schools if needed. You will need to promote the service and keep abreast of new products, promotions and any changes in legislation.

Your main responsibilities will be:-

Deliver a high standard catering service at Little Thurrock Primary School

Cover and support the Catering Service wherever required across Thurrock

Promotion of the Catering Service keeping abreast of new products & legislation,

Organise and manage the catering provision to ensure an efficient and cost effective service to meet set targets on food and labour costs

Ordering provisions, food preparation and cooking in accordance to the recipe file and menu.

All paperwork & reporting required to ensure stock take and payroll deadlines are met

The management of staff to include attendance and annual appraisals.

Increase uptake and business growth

Full workplace training will be given, which includes food hygiene and safety training. A flexible approach with a can do attitude is required together with a pleasant personality and excellent customer care ethics.

We offer competitive benefits to staff details of which can be found at

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact the Catering Office on 01375 652308 or email

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

How to Apply

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