Second Chef

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Circa £25k per annum (depending on experience)
07 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Life Catering, which incorporates Meetings and Events and two on-site cafes, is part of the International Centre for Life, located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.  Life offers a range of spaces including a purpose-built conference centre, an award-winning Science Centre and Times Square - a distinctive and versatile outdoor space.

Second Chef

Circa £25K per annum (depending on experience)

40 hours per week

A talented and ambitious Second Chef is required to assist the Head Chef to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen and to help drive the catering team to grow our reputation for excellent food and service. This is a varied role, delivering food for a range of events including meetings and other corporate functions, dinners, parties and weddings. You will also provide catering for our two on site cafes.

As a skilful and capable chef, with an eye for presentation and delivering first class standards, you will have several years’ experience of working in a demanding catering environment and be able to prepare buffets, canapés and banqueting menus required by Life Meeting and Events.  Experience of maintaining food production and kitchen labour costs within a pre-agreed budget is vital. You must also be capable of deputising in the Head Chef’s absence and be a great team player.  Food hygiene and health and safety training is essential. Chef whites are provided and laundered.


Flexibility is essential for this role due to the nature of the business, as some evening and weekend work will be involved.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please visit our website at and complete the online application form by Friday, 6th July 2018

You will also be able to download the full job profiles and person specifications.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award.

Registered Charity Number: 1059607