Executive Chef

York, North Yorkshire
£34,000 to £36,000. Starting Salary will be dependent of qualifications and experience
07 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Job Function
Executive Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

St Peter’s, York is seeking to appoint a new position of Executive Chef. The main purpose of this new position to drive the catering offer to new and higher levels through innovation and change.

The role will deputise for and support the Head of Catering in ensuring the Catering Department is run to the highest professional standard, delivering a food and beverage service that meets customer expectation, food & hygiene standards and financial targets.

The role will lead and support the three busy catering outlets with a combined annual turnover in excess of £1.3M per annum.

St Peter’s comprises three schools:

  • St Peter’s School (pupils aged 13 – 18 years)
  • St Olave’s School (pupils aged 8 – 13 years)
  • Clifton School and Nursery (pupils aged 3 – 8 years)

The School is fully co-educational with 1,150 pupils, of whom 130 are full time boarders and 250 are in the Sixth Form. There are over 300 teaching and support staff. It is one of very few schools in the North of England to offer three distinct phases of education, each sharply identified and focused towards the needs of its pupils at each age group and set within an overall context of trust, confidence building, inspiration and opportunity.

Not unlike a hotel, but with more social hours of work, the School provides breakfast, lunch and dinner across the week during term time, together with a wide range of hospitality events for VIPs, visitors and parents. We also cater for a busy summer lets programme and prestigious functions including weddings and corporate dinners, showcasing the School and its extensive facilities, throughout the year.

The successful candidate needs to have a sound knowledge of food development and craft-based training. They will have a proven culinary background and experience of team development. With substantial current experience in a similar high-profile position in business and industry, a hotel or educational setting, you must be highly motivated, dedicated, lead by example and enjoy working in a busy high-pressured environment.

You should be a confident communicator, be IT literate and possess strong organisational skills. You will have experience, and up to date knowledge of the requirements of health & safety and hygiene management.

For further details visit www.stpetersyork.org.uk/vacancies. 

Closing date: Monday 24th June at 10.00 a.m.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The post holder will be required to take care to safeguard their own safety and that of others with whom they work and to co-operate with those designated with responsibility for health and safety.

Registered Charity Number: 1141329