Agency chefs - full time or part time

Job Ref: JO-2110-22268
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 07 October 2021
  • Sevenoaks, Kent Sevenoaks Kent South East TN13 1HU
  • £12 - £25 per Annum
  • Blue Arrow
  • 01622 662144
Blue Arrow


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Have you ever thought about what it would be like to dictate your availability to your employer, and have THEM work around YOUR availability? If so, have you considered a career working as a temporary chef through an agency? If you have experience in a specific environment, or many different environments, we can look to match your skills to what our client requires. So if you are an experienced head chef or catering manager just looking for a more stress free role, or a chef de partie looking to experience different environments, we would love to speak to you.

Development and opportunities

At Blue Arrow we are always looking to support our Chefs who have the enthusiasm to further their culinary skills and knowledge. As an agency chef, you are in the unique position of being able to work with any number of talented chefs in our many different environments, and learning from others whilst working.


If you want to be recognised for your ability to keep calm under pressure and your excellent problem-solving skills, then we want to hear from you. In the role of agency chef you'll have the opportunity to further enhance your skills, and let your culinary and organisational skills shine.

Culture and inclusion

At Blue Arrow, we're looking for a Chefs who have the ability to represent our brand, and lead by example. You will need to be able to take initiative and also 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.

General skills

As an agency chef you will have:

  • Good knowledge of different sectors
  • 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 at times 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
  • In the care sector you will need an understanding of allergens, special diets, portion control and recipe costings
  • Be flexible and have a willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
  • Able to take on board feedback and changes to menu items or ingredients
  • Team player qualities and the ability to work well with staff at all levels in the kitchen
  • Positive and approachable manner
  • Able to stay calm when pressure mounts or difficulties arise in service



  • Level 1 and 2 Food Safety Awards
  • 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

Desired but not necessary

  • 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 established team, please apply today, or email

Blue Arrow
07/11/2021 10:08:06
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