The Role - Cook in Charge
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To provide and deliver a high standard of school meals service on behalf of Pinnacle Group in one of the 10 Leeds PFI Primary Schools in the Leeds area. You will need to work safely in a hygienic environment. Good communication, enthusiasm and good organization will be key for this role.
To be able to demonstrate a high standard of food preparation, cooking and food service whilst working to a strict timescale.
Provide a healthy balanced school meal which is compliant with School Foods Standards.
To delegate and supervise a team of catering assistants in the provision of the daily school meal service.
Good and sound understanding of safe food handling and food safety legislation would be an advantage , however full training will be provided.
High standards of hygiene in all areas is a necessity to the role.
Have a sound understanding of food safety (HACCP) Safe System at Work.
Experience in food ordering / stock controls and month end reporting.
Develop relationships with school (Headteacher / School Staff) when working on site.
Ensure that all cleaning is carried out to the high standards required by legislation and company policy.
Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and C.O.S.H.H. compliance.
Understanding of working to budgets.
Attend Cook In Charge meetings as arranged by the Catering Manager and any out-of-hours training , school events and training days are required.
Good communication with the Catering Coordinator and Catering Manager.
To have a level-headed approach to working under pressure in a busy catering environment. Making quick decisions when and where necessary to ensure full service is delivered in any eventuality.
To be able to train and monitor new staff induction training and the completion of all annual tool-box talks
Flexible approach to working.
To be able to work at a fast pace.
Moving of SICO tables or putting out tables and chairs when setting up the hall for lunch service.
To have a pleasant demeanour and understanding of current child safeguarding practices.
Pinnacle Group strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, trade union activity, marital status, religious belief or sexual orientation.
We are Armed Forces friendly. We welcome applications from ex-Armed Forces personnel, reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners
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