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Head Chef

Salary: £26,511 - £30,451 plus 5% Unsocial Hours Allowance

Job Type: Permanent

Hours Full Time 161 Hours per month (with the requirement to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays)

Closing Date:

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Chef to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

What we’re looking for…

The Arts & Entertainment Service, who operate The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue, are seeking a passionate and talented Head Chef lead our kitchens and work with our Catering Manager to develop the catering operation across both venues. The successful candidate will have experience of large scale catering, leading the preparation and delivery of high quality, delicious food. This is a diverse and challenging role where you will be required to lead on the delivery of multi-course banquets for up to 350 guests, buffet lunches for 400 guests or 130 diners in our theatre restaurant. Excellent knowledge of food safety and hygiene is essential in addition to creative flair and the ability to supervise, motivate and support a team to deliver exceptional food. The successful candidate will enjoy the challenge of working with our customers to ensure we deliver their requirements and exceed their expectations to generate income for the service.

Please contact Adam Burgan, Arts & Entertainment Venues Manager on 07971111951 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Interview Date: Tuesday 5th October


We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. 


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How to apply

Please apply online by submitting your completed application form and providing your CV and a supporting personal statement.  The personal information that you provide as part of our application process will be used to assess your suitability for the role for which you are applying.  If you would like further information about how and why we use your personal information and your rights related to this information please see our privacy notice.  

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