Woody's Sous Chef

Kent Union.
Canterbury, Kent
circa £16K to £17K depending on experience
07 Dec 2018
07 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Woody’s Sous Chef

35 hours per week

Generous Pension Scheme, circa £16K to £17K depending on experience

37 days’ annual leave, rising to 42 after 5 years

Thank you for your interest in the position of Woody’s Sous Chef position at Kent Union. We are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers.  We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first student’s union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisationsto Work for, for 9 years, placed 38th for 2018.

The Catering and Licensed Trade Department currently operates three outlets on the Canterbury Campus, which include a night club (The Venue), coffee shop (Library Café) and a sports bar and restaurant (Woody’s). Kent Union also operate a newly opened bar/café on the Medway Campus known as The Deep End.

The postholder will be joining Kent Union at a very exciting time and a transformational phase for the department as it continues to develop and grow its catering provision across the Canterbury and Medway Campuses. In September 2018, we launched a £3m new Students’ Union building at Parkwood. The Parkwood Building is a significant enhancement of the largest student accommodation area on campus, and boasts a brand new 300 capacity bar/café offering a great coffee and food offer with a wide range of student events from Quiz’s to Kpop karaoke and showing all major sports fixtures. The Parkwood building also hosts a new convenience shop to replace Parkwood Essentials boasting a broader range of fresh food, hot grab and go food and beverages, a social/study space an IT/Study hub for students,2 dance studios/student activity spaces to support our 250 sports clubs and societies engage with their members.

The postholder will support the Head Chef and be responsible for student kitchen staff. They willproduce fresh, quality dishesthat adapt to suit seasonal trends and will support the Head chef to plan menu’s that cater for the diverse student body.  The post-holder will support the head chef to control and manage the food cost in line with budget, source ingredients and control production and portions in line with agreed specifications. The post holder will be responsible for all areas of kitchen management and will ensure that Woody’s catering provision is of a consistently exceptional standard under the direction from their Head chef.

If you require further information, please contact Nav at N.Singh@kent.ac.uk or on 01227 816813.  For an application pack, please visit http://www.kentunion.co.uk/careers/

Closing date for applications: Monday 7 January 2019 (midday)

Interviews: Wednesday 16 January 2019

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