Cookery School Chef/Tutor

Job Type Catering & Hospitality
Region London
Location Finchley Road
Kings Cross, 1 Wharf Road
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 25/9/2018
Vacancy Type
Salary £31,700 - £42,200
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
45 hours per week
08:00 - 17:00 or 12:30 - 21:30
5 days per week including alternate weekends

To be discussed further at interview

Duties & Responsibilities

When you're part of it, you put your heart in it. This isn't just for our branches, this feeling spreads across everything we do and this can be seen in our fantastic Waitrose Cookery Schools, where we offer a hands-on approach to learning. Courses can last for an hour, an evening or a full day with our talented chefs inspiring customers to get creative with quality Waitrose ingredients.

We cater for beginners and seasoned cooks alike, with courses to suit every palate. There's lots on offer, from street food to Italian classics and bread-making to perfect pastry. Children can get involved too, with a range of entertaining workshops

As one of the Cookery School Chef Tutors at either Kings Cross or Finchley Road, you'll be there to experience it firsthand and lead our customers in their culinary journeys.

To find out more about the Waitrose Cookery School offerings and what we do there, please copy the link below into your browser.

Joining the John Lewis Partnership comes with more than a new job and salary, that's just part of the total package. As part of our commitment to Principle 1 “The Partnership's ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business” we offer a range of benefits to our Partners both in and outside of work.

If you want to know more about our full range of benefits, please visit our Careers Website
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Job Requirements

The role allows for you to interact with customers and inspire them through consistent daily course teaching or supporting other team members with course Management and implementation. You will get to devise and develop courses, dishes and use your knowledge and experience in a unique and exciting environment.

Whilst running the courses you will need to ensure accuracy in kitchen management; BSA, EFSIS, wastage, recipes as well as customer and Partner health, safety and risk management for the designated area. You'll be seen as a key member of the team, taking into account team morale, performance and direction as well as adherence to targets and budgets.

You'll communicate all activities to Head Chef Manager with relevant information to Front of House team to deliver the best experience possible to our customers and making the Cookery School a great place to work.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Passion for all food related topics
- Has a keen eye for detail, a thorough approach and can develop efficient procedures
- Has strong influencing skills
- Is capable of managing and developing team
- Can cultivate and maintain close relationships
- Can work with changing requirements and deadlines
- Proven restaurant or hotel experience
- Proven experience and knowledge of European and World Cuisines
- Advanced food hygiene certificate

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Previous Cookery School experience
- Has held a previous position of sous chef
- IT skills

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

This role is subject to pre-employment screening checks

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