Job Ref: JO-2109-20527
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 01 September 2021
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6DQ Nottingham Nottinghamshire Midlands NG1 6DQ
  • £12 - £15 per Hour
  • Blue Arrow
Blue Arrow


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If you have an excellent knowledge of allergens and nutrition and are able to follow advice and direction for each customer's needs, then we want to hear from you. As a Chef, you'll be assisting the kitchen to ensure that all our clients and customers enjoy every meal, while sticking to certain nutrition plans, in some cases. You'll have great organisational skills to ensure the kitchen runs smoothly and is kept well-stocked and ready for service each day.

At Blue Arrow we're looking for chefs who can lead our team by example, take initiative and be a great team player every shift. Whether it's the busiest day or the year, or a quiet yet productive day, you'll love being part of our hard-working, diverse team.

We have several roles available ranging from Chef De Partie to Head Chef, competitive rates of pay, working flexible hours and days. You choose when you want to work and for the right pay rate.

Working as a Chef you will have:

  • Good knowledge of all sections
  • Strong ability to produce good quality food and first-rate culinary skills
  • A flair, passion and a love of ingredients
  • Strong organisational skills
  • An ability to work unsupervised and consistently deliver quality work
  • Experience of a variety of kitchen environments and cuisines
  • Good knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Knowledge of food production methods
  • Good maths/numeracy skills
  • Effective oral communication with all members of the team

You will:

  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop your own skills and knowledge, plus those around you
  • Flexible and have a willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
  • Be able to take on board feedback and changes to menu items or ingredients
  • Be able to work well under pressure
  • Have good team management skills, especially in the absence of the Head Chef
  • Have good leadership skills and the ability to motivate your Chefs and lead junior members of staff who may also be working under pressure
  • Team player qualities and the ability to work well with staff at all levels in the kitchen
  • Have a positive and approachable manner
  • Be able to stay calm when pressure mounts or difficulties arise in service
  • An understanding of allergens, special diets, portion control and recipe costings is an advantage

In the role of a Chef, you will:

  • Enjoy rates of pay from £12-£14 per hour, depending on experience
  • Cook and prepare high quality dishes
  • Supervise all kitchen stations
  • Take charge of the kitchen in the Head Chef's absence
  • Assist the Head Chef in creating menu items, recipes and develop dishes
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Train and develop current and new staff, ensuring talented Chefs are encouraged to progress
  • Assist the Head Chef to create menu items, recipes and develop dishes
  • Be responsible for health and safety, and teaching staff about it
  • Be responsible for food hygiene practices, and teaching staff about it
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment at all times
  • Ensure food quality and excellent standards are maintained for all dishes created
  • Assist with determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering
  • Supervise, motivate and work closely with other Chefs of all levels
  • Ensure the team are producing top-quality food
  • Ensure your brigade has high culinary standards



  • Level 1 and 2 Food Safety Awards
  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace Award
  • Minimum 2 years' relevant experience
  • Awareness of manual handling techniques
  • Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and chemical safety
  • Experience of kitchen equipment
  • Experience of dangerous equipment such as knives
  • Competent level of English spoken and written
  • Health and safety and food hygiene certificates


  • DBS Certificate
  • City & Guilds 706/1 or 706/2 Catering
  • NVQ Level 2 in cookery
  • Level 3 Food Safety Awards
  • Modern Apprenticeship route in cooking
  • City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery
  • BTEC HND in professional cookery
  • A foundation degree in culinary arts

So, if you're ready to be part of our team and lead them to success then we want you to apply today.

Blue Arrow
02/10/2021 14:52:58
GBP 12.00 12.00

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