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Job Category:  Hospitality and Catering
Contract Partner Company:  Somerset Larder
Employing Company:  Somerset Larder

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LINE MANAGER Head Chef/Catering Operations Manager/Chef Supervisor

RESPONSIBLE FOR Kitchen Assistant/Kitchen Porter/Catering Assistants/ Chef Apprentice

PURPOSE OF JOB To aid the culinary lead, chef manager and chef supervisor in the daily running of the kitchen in accordance with the FSMS and the best interest of Somerset Larder




  • To carry out all catering activities under the direction of the Head Chef/ Catering Operations Manager/Chef Supervisor.
  • To ensure food service provision is carried out in accordance with all aspects of the Somerset Larder Food Safety & Quality Management System’s and any relevant legislation
  • To ensure all food is produced on time to the required quality standards.
  • To prepare and serve food at additional functions.
  • To assist the Head Chef/Unit Manager in planning menu’s and food provision in the most efficient manner, taking into account any equipment, cross contamination or allergen constraints, to meet customer orders.
  • To ensure catering service effectiveness, ensuring waste minimised, and write offs within agreed limits, in accordance of the cost plan.
  • To be involved in the development and implementation of new products, packaging, methods and equipment, within the ethos of minimising waste and sustainability.
  • To organise the ordering of all raw materials, packaging, consumables and cleaning chemicals as and when required.
  • To organise and carry out all production staff training.
  • To ensure all incoming raw materials and packaging when delivered is in accordance with specifications and is stored in the correct areas of the site.
  • To carry out specific food service tasks as required.
  • To oversee compliance with, but not limited to meals policy, portions sizes and marketing plans.

Health, Safety and Hygiene


  • To ensure all kitchen facilities and all equipment are cleaned in accordance with the prescribed method and to the correct schedule.
  • To ensure all work is carried out in accordance with relevant Health and Safety legislation and Codes of Practice, together with any specific on-site requirements of key customers.
  • To ensure all traceability requirements are fully complied with.
  • To embrace zero waste, environmental and sustainability in all areas of working life.

Communication and Record Keeping


  • To advise relevant managers of all planned maintenance required or carried out and any repairs following unplanned breakdowns.
  • To ensure all quality records are completed accurately and on time.



  • To support a zero harm culture.
  • To complete training as commensurate for the role.
  • To carry out projects or other tasks as requested by the Head Chef/Catering Operations Manager/Chef Supervisor
  • To embrace and adopt Client/project values and Somerset Larder’s Values of Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties.



  • Conscientious and supportive to colleagues Kind and respectful
  • Clear verbal and written communicator
  • Flexible approach to working hours/days
  • Nurture Food Safety Level 2 (or able to achieve on appointment)
  • Health & Safety level 2
  • Experienced through life or education General education qualifications
  • Helpful and supportive to others Driving licence
  • Adaptable, flexible to changes and new practices
  • Numerate
  • City & Guilds 706/1 & 2, NVQ level 2 or Commis Chef Level 2
  • Experience of large catering service
  • Quality catering/Chef experience with a variety of menus
  • Knowledge of food safety management (FSM) /HACCP systems operation
  • Experience of FSM/HACCP
  • A can-do approach Able to work independently
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Able to work well in demanding situations and against time pressures
  • Able to minimise wasteful practices IT/digital abilities
  • Hygienic approach and manner
  • Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.