Chef

Salary £23,500 per annum

40 hours per week (on a rota basis, working 5 days out of 7, including evenings and weekends), permanent.

Background

Join The Hub at this exciting time in our history.  Having been open for 2 and a half years, we’ve big plans to grow our business into the future and this role plays a key part in that. 

Café at The Hub started as a small, community café with just 28 covers and we are now expanding into additional space both inside and outside to offer a substantial increase in covers, longer opening hours and consistently high quality food that mean customers will return to us again and again.  We have also just invested in a pizza oven so are adding pizza to our offering.  Consequently, we are looking for a full time Chef to work with another full time Chef to run the kitchen at The Hub and create, prepare and cook delicious dishes.

The Hub is place for people to come together to have fun, work and try new things.  We’re a beacon for the local community, drawing new and long-standing residents together.  Our beautiful spaces and rooms are available for hire.  Our flexible spaces can accommodate two to 150 people and are suitable for a range of activities.  Café at The Hub also provides the catering for any events being held in the building, from meetings to parties, weddings and events.

The Hub is based within a distinctive, contemporary development of 700 high quality homes, community facilities and open spaces. Offering the perfect blend of city and country living, Mulberry Park is within easy reach of both Bath's dynamic city centre and the area's stunning natural surroundings. This vibrant community will be enhanced by Bath's first new park for 100 years, a new primary school and a children's nursery. 

The Hub is part of Curo and we are about providing people with homes and much more.  We are one of the largest landlords in the South West and ranked in the top 50 of The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for in the whole of the UK.  We care about our colleagues and this is evident in their sense of pride and the tireless work they do to support our customers.

What you'll be doing

You’ll run the kitchen; preparing, cooking and assembling a range of high quality, delicious meals for both the café and for functions and events, that will attract repeat custom.

You’ll create and design popular new menus, choosing ingredients and dishes based on both the seasonal availability of food items and ensuring value for money for quality produce.

Reporting into the Facilities and Back of House Manager, you’ll have financial control of the kitchen costs including menu costings, calculating GP margin and completing accurate stocktakes, as well as managing food waste and redistributing it to our homeless services.

More about you

You’ll have a passion for high quality food and a creative mind to revamp the current menu and keep it fresh and updated throughout the seasons, with daily specials.

You’ll be comfortable costing menus and calculating GP margins, but your real talent lies in working in the kitchen, creating amazing food for our café and events. 

We’re looking for someone who can pass their experience and passion onto an apprentice and who can build strong relationships with colleagues, both in the kitchen and front of house. 

You will have recent relevant experience of creating fully costed menus and cooking in a busy, fast paced kitchen.

 

As a member of the Curo team you will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering first class customer service to support our objective of being a renowned customer service organisation.

At the same time, you will demonstrate resilience and the desire to work in an interesting environment where no day is ever the same!

When and where you'll be doing it

You will be able to work flexibly, on a rota basis, working 5 days out of 7 across 7 days a week, including weekends and evenings

You’ll be based in The Hub, Mulberry Park, Bath

What will you get in return?

We think you’ll have a job that makes you feel good about what you’re doing – you will make a difference to our customers’ lives every day.

You’ll get:

  • A day’s leave on your birthday
  • 26 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays) rising to 29 after 3 years’ service
  • Opportunity to earn performance related pay
  • Company Pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible Benefits including health care, gym membership, buying holiday  

Here at Curo we are about getting the right candidate for the right role, however we recognise that as an organisation we are underrepresented in certain areas. Therefore we operate the disability confident scheme to encourage disabled applicants and we welcome applications from candidates who are BAME or LGBTQ+.  We also welcome applications from Curo customers.  If you need support to assist you to make an application or attend an interview, then please contact our HR team on 01225 366000, we would be happy to help.

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