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Opportunities

Operating predominantly in the south of England, Palmer & Howells Ltd currently employ over 250 people across a number of locations.

Should you be interested in any general opportunities that exist within our organisation, please contact Kevin Howells in writing, enclosing your CV. Alternatively, please telephone our office on 01454 625252 or complete an application form which can be downloaded from the link below and post or e-mail it to our address as detailed further on down the page.

Head Chef Independent School
Gloucestershire Nr Tetbury

This is position working for a local Contract Catering Company with a passion for bespoke service to clients and producing food of the highest quality.
The role is in a prestigious boarding school operating 7 days a week with Breakfast, lunch and Dinner services as well as a large amount of hospitality.
There are approx. 250 pupils and 130 staff.
It requires someone with a flair for producing food of the highest quality and that displays innovation and is up to date with current trends,
experience of catering for Weddings and other large events to a very high standard is essential.

Responsibilities:
Have a hands on approach to the production of all food across the School
Have a front of house presence and ability to communicate effectively with the pupils to understand their requirements
Have a passion and flair for Weddings and high end Hospitality events ensuring the Company and School’s reputation for quality food is enhanced
The Head Chef will plan and deliver innovative and imaginative menus to change on a termly basis
Responsible for all aspects of Food Safety and Health & Safety within all areas of the kitchen
The Head Chef will also implement and maintain procedures to maintain budgetary control of all kitchen costsInterested in this great challenge?


Apply today with your updated CV.

Contact:        Michael Berry - Senior Operations Manager: michael@palmerhowells.co.uk
 


Palmer & Howells are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service to an enhanced level.

 
 

General Manager: Independent School Contract Catering
Gloucestershire Nr Tetbury – Salary circa £35,000 – 5 over 7
 

The Role:

This is position working for a local Contract Catering Company with a passion for bespoke service to clients and producing food of the highest quality. The role is in a prestigious boarding school operating 7 days a week with Breakfast, lunch and Dinner services as well as a large amount of hospitality. There are approx. 250 pupils and 130 staff. The site also caters for a large number of commercial functions including numerous Weddings and Community events throughout the year.
The right applicant will be someone with very good communication skills, able to lead a team and take the operation to the next level. It requires someone with a good understanding of the Independent School sector and also previous Hotel experience or experience of managing Weddings and other large events to a very high standard.

The Successful Candidate will:

Live locally to the site or be willing to re-locate to the locality
Have experience in Independent Schools, Hotels or high end B&I
Be flexible on working  hours
Be able to deliver excellent standards
Be comfortable with high levels of hospitality
Have excellent client relationships
Have strong financial skills
Embrace a fresh food policy
Be an excellent communicator
Have a passion for quality food and excellent service
Be polished and very well presented
Multisite experience is essential

Key Responsibilities:
 
Produce and agree all site business plans including annual budgets and manage their commercial performance.
Oversee all aspects of the catering including the staff and pupil feeding 
Provide an exceptional internal and external hospitality service
Communicate with all Clients, and manage and lead the operations teams.
Ensure all company targets are achieved whilst ensuring client retention.
Be responsible for the catering contract and profitability.
Review catering staff’s individual performance and identify training and development needs.
Ensure compliance with all Health & Safety and Hygiene procedures and standards.

 

Interested in this great challenge? 
Apply today with your updated CV
 
Contact:  Michael Berry - Senior Operations Manager: michael@palmerhowells.co.uk
 
ALL POSTS WILL REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE DISCLOSURE PROCEDURE

Palmer & Howells are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service to an enhanced level.
 

Apprentice Chef Vacancy
King's Hall School, Taunton

Would you like to work in the catering industry?
Are you aged between 16 and 18?

We are currently offering apprenticeship training at King’s Hall School in Taunton. The successful applicant will be expected to learn all areas of the catering trade including: food preparation and cooking; food service; documentation; recipe costings; budgeting and cleaning.
 
The working hours will be variable and require working 5 days a week on a rota system. In return, we offer full training on and off site and above average pay for apprentices.
We also provide uniform and essential equipment.
 
Applicants must be enthusiastic about catering, committed to learn and prepared for hard work.
 
 If you are interested, please email a letter of application to: LColbourne@kingshalltaunton.co.uk 


ALL POSTS WILL REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE DISCLOSURE PROCEDURE

King’s Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

 

Monkton Combe School, Bath
Catering Vacancies

 
We are currently recruiting for the following positions at
Monkton Senior School:
Chef de Partie - 40 hrs per week / 46 weeks per year

Food Services Assistant - 12pm to 7.15pm Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & 12pm to 6.45pm on Wed

Food Services Assistant - 12pm to 7.15pm Saturday


We are currently recruiting for the following position at Monkton Prep School:


Chef de Partie - 40hrs per week / 46 weeks per year



for more details email camidgen@monkton.org.uk
or call 01225 721192
.



ALL POSTS WILL REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE DISCLOSURE PROCEDURE
"Monkton Combe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people” 



 
 
For general enquiries regarding opportunities, please email:
kevin@palmerhowells.co.uk


Download Application Form
Please Post to:
18 North Court, The Courtyard, Woodlands, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 4NQ


 
Please note - this form is in pdf format so you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to open it. If you do not have this software, you may download it for free via the Adobe website.
 
Palmer & Howells are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service to an enhanced level.
 

 

 

Contact

18 North Court, The Courtyard, Woodlands, Bradley Stoke,
Bristol, BS32 4NQ

01454 625252 kevin@palmerhowells.co.uk

Opportunities

Palmer & Howells Ltd currently employ over 250 people across a number of locations.

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