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Chef Manager

The Richmond upon Thames SchoolRichmond upon Thames

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Chef Manager with at least 3 years’ Chef Management experience in a recognisable high quality, fresh food business to work in our busy school kitchen.

You will be wholly responsible for cooking meals, the busy lunch service for 3 schools on site  and the management of the lunch service, supported by Supervisor/Chef and 3 Catering Assistants.

As a Chef Manager you will have control over the menu planning and its development using fresh seasonal food. You will also be responsible for the full day to day running of the kitchen, costing, stock control, ordering, training, motivating, and mentoring the Catering Team. 

The role will be working directly for the school, not via a contract caterer.

This post is a hands-on role and benefits include:

  • a generous salary, 
  • Monday to Friday sensible hours, term time plus 1 weeks contract, 
  • additional paid holiday weeks, 
  • generous local government pension scheme,
  • sick pay, 
  • access to a private medical scheme,
  • meals on duty; and 
  • the chance to be part of a new and forward-thinking Catering Team.

RTS is an 11-16 mixed school with an open admissions criteria. The school is co-located with Clarendon School, Capella House, Richmond upon Thames College, and site neighbours Harlequins, on the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus ( 

The Richmond upon Thames School Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS check and to disclose any information relevant to Disqualification by Association.

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