St Peter's House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

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Head Chef needed for Milk & Honey café and The Well

Creative, big-hearted, talented chef sought for plant-based community café… Join us at this exciting stage to lead the kitchen, develop the menu, work alongside our volunteer team and oversee the food offering of our support project, ‘The Well’.

Salary:                                     £27 – 30k (Dependent on experience) with a defined contribution pension scheme.

Holidays:                                 22 days, plus public holidays.

Contract Type:                        Permanent (2 month probationary period).

Hours of work:                        Full Time – 40 hours per week.  (Monday to Friday)

Normal place of work:            Milk & Honey café, St Peters House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH.

For more details, including how to apply, please read the Application Pack. 

Key responsibilities:

Food and Menu: Milk & Honey

  1. To prepare consistently excellent food for service in Milk & Honey.
  2. To cost and plan a weekly menu, and communicate this to the Milk & Honey team.
  3. To lead on menu development and food documentation.
  4. To develop supplier relationships and communicate confidently about Milk & Honey.
  5. To cost and price the menu so income can be planned and monitored.
  6. To be aware of, and monitor food sales and trends in Milk & Honey and more widely, responding flexibly through menu planning.
  7. To ensure that recipe ingredient lists and checklist documentation as required by allergy food standards are available and updated for each day’s food service, and to keep full ingredients lists up to date for all items sold in the cafe.
  8. To build community links via food – for example through developing training or teaching workshops, and engaging with local traders markets.

Food: The Well

  1. To lead all aspects of The Well’s food provision. This will include planning and ordering for Well Packs, cooking for pre-frozen meals, ensuring adequate levels of stock through monitoring levels and ordering, communicating with suppliers and the wider team, and overseeing and supporting in the packing of bags for collection by service users.
  2. To order food and menu planning for all weekly operations.
  3. To visit Fare Share to collect food and develop a menu
  4. To produce IGTV videos and Menu cards for the food being distributed that week.

Teaching, Training and Volunteers

  1. To form part of our Cookery Skills teaching team – hosting Cookery Classes in the Milk & Honey kitchen to build cookery skills and confidence amongst The Well service users, Milk & Honey volunteers and other members of our community.
  2. To oversee, supervise and support volunteers in the Milk & Honey kitchen and The Well. This will involve working with a diverse group of people with varying abilities and needs.
  3. To teach volunteers new skills required to perform their roles through on-the-job work experience and effective demonstrations.

Safety and Compliance

  1. To ensure that all HACCP requirements are consistently and diligently met – including all relevant documentation and safety standards relating to food, accurate allergy reporting, and the preparation/working environment.
  2. Immediate reporting of any concerns of problems to the Director of Engagement & Development. This would include any issues that may arise in the café, maintenance or function of equipment, or challenges with the volunteer team.

Wider Duties

  1. To support in developing projects that further the objectives of St Peter’s House, and add value to the volunteer experience. These may include one-off events or new strands of or existing work.
  2. To attend regular staff meetings and keep good communication channels with the Milk & Honey and wider St Peter’s House staff teams.
  3. To help build the Milk & Honey team – attend social activities, get to know volunteers, work well across different teams etc.
  4. Additional duties and hours as agreed in advance with the Director of Development and Engagement.

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