Community Chef - Term time, Part-time 30 hours/wk

Kings Cross, London
24 Mar 2017
24 Apr 2017
Contract Type

Community Chef - Term time, Part-time 30 hours/wk

Food will be a central feature at the King’s Cross School site. On a day to day basis, food will be part of the children’s learning. This means children understanding the journey from seed to plate and from field to dish, so they appreciate where food comes from and the ingredients used in creating their school lunches. They will learn how important a balanced diet is for active minds and bodies and which choices are better for their health. They will learn how different cultures enjoy different dishes and how food plays an integral part of celebrations from Christmas to Eid.

Lunch times will be an enjoyable, relaxed experience for both staff and pupils across both schools.  The kitchen is well equipped with generous space for cooking and serving. Children will have a family service which builds on social skills. All our children currently eat school lunches.

We want to appoint a Community Chef, supported by an Assistant Community Chef / apprentices to work with the whole school and the school community to realise this vision.

We already have support from Waitrose and its cooking school, from chefs in local restaurants, from the Skip Garden and crucially from parents who are signing up to share their expertise.

We will explore providing food for other organisations in due course to increase our income and our investment in children’s experiences and learning.

Our community chef needs an infectious love of food and a passion for sharing it with children. S/he will have a sound business experience and know how to produce quality meals on a limited budget.  Excellent communication skills mean they relate well to children and the wider school community. Starting with 6 hours per day (term time only) , we are keen to explore how to work together to grow this role as the school and local community increases and what incentives we can offer as part of generating more income.

There is an assistant chef and we are looking to appoint an apprentice with an increasing role as the school and the catering opportunities grow.

Please read the job description and person specifications for a more detailed list of role and responsibilities.