Job Description

Located in the centre of Canary Wharf with an outstanding outlook to the hustle and bustle is our brand new nursery. We are looking to recruit a Chef who shares our passion and excitement for this new setting. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be instrumental and one of the first staff at this state of the art nursery.

Wood Wharf Kindergarten will provide outstanding childcare for children aged 3 months to 4 years. We have a vision to provide inquiry based learning and language development throughout the early years curriculum.

We are looking for an experienced Chef who is able to plan, prepare and lead on the development of the catering provision at Wood Wharf Kindergarten.

As our Chef you will be responsible for the preparation of meals for our children and staff. Facilities are excellent and our Kitchen is the heart of the nursery.

We are looking  for a well-qualified Chef who will has and can complete the following;

  • Estimate food consumption and requisitions or purchases foodstuffs
  • Receive & examines foodstuffs and supplies to make sure quality and quantity meet established standards specifications
  • Select and develops recipes based on type of food to be prepared and applying personal knowledge experience in food preparation
  • Following all guidelines for food hygiene and health and safety
  • Take full responsibility for the cleaning of the kitchen.
  • Working within budget guidelines
  • NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Food Service; Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • Certificate of completion of any training program in cooking, or vocational school
  • Hold a basic food hygiene certificate

Applicants with the following characteristics are sought:

  • Cooking experience within any food establishment
  • Good understanding of commercial catering operation
  • A good understanding of food hygiene and HACCP
  • Enthusiasm, vision, drive, adaptability, and resilience
  • High personal standards, self-motivated and proactive
  • Suitability to work with children
  • Flexible and maintain a sound sense of humour
  • Commitment to continued personal and professional development

As the Chef at Wood Wharf Kindergarten you will play a vitally important role in this new nursery. You will be involved and supported by the Inspired Learning Group of schools and Nurseries.

We are looking for a chef who will be able to share in our vision to provide outstanding childcare. The ability to produce a varied and exciting menu will be essential.

As well as playing a key role in the nursery and being welcomed into a great group of nurseries you will receive a competitive starting salary and benefit from;

  • Competitive Salary including bonuses
  • Annual salary review
  • Professional Development and Training opportunities with the prospect of career and salary progression as our business grows
  • Childcare fee discount
  • Annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays with Annual leave increasing with service
  • Pension scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme up to £750
  • Performance based cash incentives
  • Health cash plan covering 10 healthcare benefits and services such as optical, dental, dental accident, chiropody, therapy treatments and health club concession. Access to Doctor line from anywhere in the world.
  • Employee Assistance Programme,

If you are excited by the opportunity to work in a brand new setting we look forward to receiving your application.

We look forward to your application. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date advertised. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, as applications are received.

Inspired Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).