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The Richmond upon Thames SchoolRichmond upon Thames

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Chef  to join a team of Catering Assistants to prepare and serve meals to students, staff and visitors  in our busy school kitchen.

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Chef Manger you will be responsible for cooking meals  for the busy lunch service for 3 schools on site supported by 3 Catering Assistants. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, thrive in a busy environment, work at pace and deal calmly with unexpected situations. 

As an enthusiastic team member you will enjoy a hands on approach in the kitchen and will be able to use your initiative to deliver an excellent service. Most of this role is customer facing so attention to detail and excellent customer service skills are a prerequisite.  

As a Chef you will work with the Chef Manager with menu planning and development using fresh seasonal food. You will also be responsible for 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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