Up to £10.00 per hour
25 Sep 2018
23 Oct 2018
Ms Tori Matthews
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking to hire an experienced Chef to work at our RAF College Cranwell location, working any 5 days from 7, including evening function work and weekend work when require. 

We require an an enthusiastic Chef to support the Sous Chef to improve the customer food service experience by delivering the food offer in accordance with company food quality, standards, procedures and client contractual obligations whilst operating within budget.

Main responsibilities
  • Adhere to all client and company Health & Safety policies and procedures at all times e.g. Food Handling, Manual handling, Fire procedures   
  • Complete, maintain and update all Food Safety and Health & Safety paperwork correctly on a continual basis to ensure full compliance
  • Maintain the cleanliness of all kitchens and surrounding working areas ensuring health & safety hazards, issues, near misses & accidents are reported to your line Manager at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure food production methods and all meals are delivered  to the required quality standards at the specified times to create a consistent customer experience and avoid any service failures or penalties
  • Ensure  all equipment and machinery is in safe working order; all faults/repairs are reported to your line Manager  at the first opportunity
  • Provide the highest level of customer service by demonstrating the ESS Way values and behaviours at all times to colleagues, customers and clients
  • Assist with the processing of orders via nominated systems by using the correct approved Compass vendors
  • Check invoices and delivery notes and report any anomalies to your line Manager
  • Assist with the receipt, correct storage and quality of food supply and report any concerns or observations to your Line Manager
Ideal candidate


  • A good communicator, able to liaise confidently with customers and engage/develop team members
  • A positive attitude and committed to high levels of customer care
  • An enthusiastic individual with a passion for working in a catering environment
  • City and Guilds 706/1,2 or NVQ level 2 or equivalent
  • Basic Food Hygiene/level 2


  • IT literate
  • City and Guilds 706/3 or NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of managing people
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene/level 3
About the company

ESS has been a market leader in the Defence and Government Services sectors for over 40 years. As well as providing quality catering, retail and leisure services, we offer a portfolio of superior and sustainable soft services, including: hotel, cleaning, waste management, security, event support and reception services

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. Just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s No.1 catering and support services provider.

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