Job Type Customer Service
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 19/12/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £21,100.00 - £27,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 5 over 7 days, hours between 07:00 and 19:30

Apply Now

We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

Are you an experienced chef? We are ready to welcome a passionate chef for our new Fenny Lock Distribution centre in Milton Keynes. In our Partner Dining Room kitchen, where your culinary skills can be put to use providing high-quality service to our partners. Join our supportive catering team today and enjoy producing fresh, nutritious homemade meals. 

5 days out of 7 / Working Weekends & Bank Holidays 37.5 hours per week.

Why do our Chefs love working for us

Our chefs love working for us because they feel part of a diverse and happy team and able to freely show creativity and passion for food. This opportunity also has great flexible working 5 out of 7 days giving you a good work-life balance.

We also offer a range of incredible benefits to our Partners including Partnership Discount, ticket subsidies and much more.


Flexible schedule

Employee Discount

Free food and discounted

On site parking

Company pension

Sick Pay

Discounts in local restaurants

Access to exclusive partnership hotels


Ensuring the partners needs are always met and naturally seeking out opportunities to exceed their expectations.

Ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen area is maintained to high standards

Supporting  stock control, portion control and food wastage, taking action as necessary to maintain food low costs.

Supporting the Food production team managers with implementation and production of menus, procedures and standards as required

Attending all company training as required for legal purposes, personal development.

Help  development of new menus and dishes.

Complying with the guidelines and practices in respect of food safety as detailed in the Food Safety Management system.

The role requires excellent communication and customer service skills.

You will be naturally helpful, enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills.

 Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Food safety level 1,

  • Health & Safety level 1

  • NVQ level 1 and 2

  • Experience of working within a customer service based environment

  • Experience of working within a catering environment

Desirable experience skills and qualifications:

Although not essential, it would be desirable for the candidate to have the following:

  • Food Safety level 2 and 3

  • Health and Safety level 2 and 3

Additional Information:
As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- Print off the job description now if you require it.
- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

Attachment: Chef-JLNR-V1.1.docx.pdf

Apply Now