Chef Tutor, Cookery School

Job Type Customer Service
Location Kings Cross, 1 Wharf Road - Kings Cross
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 01/11/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £31,800.00 - £42,800.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5 hours per week, Earliest start time: 08:00, Latest finish time: 22:00. 2-3 late nights per week. Weekends on a rota basis. Hours to be discussed at assessment.



What’s the role about?

This role is all about hosting and interacting with customers, sharing your love of food, kitchen skills and experience on a daily basis.

Working as part of a varied and creative team you will be responsible for the daily teaching of our Waitrose Cookery School courses.. You will be crucial in supporting   the development of a seasonal Cookery School programme, which includes the creation of recipe content and opportunities to participate in filming for the Waitrose YouTube and Instagram channels.

This is the ideal role for someone who has a passion for food, experience and knowledge of a wide range of cuisines and fantastic communication skills. 


What will you be doing as a Chef Tutor?

  • Delivering engaging and interactive cookery demonstrations, and supporting customers in replicating each dish

  • Express yourself through sharing your love of food with customers using the best Waitrose ingredients 

  • Delivering excellent customer service in a fast paced environment

  • Develop your depth of knowledge through teaching a wide variety of cuisines

  • Benefit from personal development time to research and practise where needed

  • Lead or support on internal and external events - to include teaching, food service offerings and creation of menus and courses

  • Awareness of financial performance and supporting to control costs and work to budget

  • Responsible for complete setup of customer courses to include food ordering and shopping, food preparation and customer trays, and maintaining high standards of cleanliness

  • Supporting and collaborating with various stakeholders to develop seasonal Cookery School programme including development and creation of recipe content and course structure

Full details relating to this role can be found on the attached Job Outline.

If you are internal, please ensure you apply via Workday and not jlpjobs and please access the Job Outline via this link:


What you'll have:

  • Proven restaurant, hotel or other commercial kitchen experience

  • Good understanding of kitchen operation

  • Proven experience and knowledge of a wide range of cuisines, sweet and savoury baking and cooking techniques

  • DBS checked 



  • The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications)

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​ ​

Internal use:


Duties and Responsibilities

Our Cookery School in King's Cross, London has a fantastic opportunity for Chef Tutor to join their friendly and welcoming team on a permanent basis

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

Attachment: Chef Tutor Job Outline 2021 (1).pdf 


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