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Thomas Franks are constantly evolving and opportunities are regularly available for like-minded people to join our teams. We are always looking for new talent, so if you would like to know more about these roles or indeed any further opportunities within the Company, please either apply to the contacts detailed below or alternatively, send your CV to jobs@thomasfranks.co.uk.

Front of House Supervisor – Reading

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Job Information:

Front of House Supervisor

40 hours per week

£9.50 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Front of House Supervisor to work as part of a busy team at a Prestigious school location in Reading. The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion, enthusiasm and good attention to detail whilst ensuring their team deliver excellent customer service.

Skills and knowledge required for this position are:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Provide consistently exceptional standards of service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess strong organisation skills
  • Exceptional food and beverage knowledge
  • Strong attention to detail is essential
  • Can do attitude and a team player
  • To be able to direct staff and organise all the front of house catering services

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Suzanne Hemchaoui
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Commis Chef – Reading

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Job Information:

Commis Chef

40 hours per week

£9.50 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Commis Chef to work at a prestigious school location in Reading.

Duties of the role include:

  • The preparation, presentation and service of food items for the pupils, staff and functions, to quality standards set
  • To ensure that all food storage, preparation and service of all foods meet the temperature guidelines stipulated in the Food Safety Act 1995 and to record all food temperatures.
  • To ensure that all orders for food and non-food items are placed in accordance with the company approved suppliers.
  • To assist in the review of menus and overall development of the food offer.
  • Ensuring the kitchen and dining room areas are secured at the end of the evening and all equipment is switched off and secure

Benefits of the role include:

  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided
  • Personal development

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Suzanne Hemchaoui
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Kitchen Porter – Northampton

Salary: £8.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 7am – 3pm, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Kitchen porter to join our team working Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm, with the option of extra hours covering holidays and sickness.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Accepting and checking deliveries
  • General up keep of the store room
  • Washing up crockery and kitchenware
  • Keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy

Full training will be given, so experience isn’t necessary.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Personal development
  • Free parking

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Contact: Angela Marnell
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Front of House General Catering Assistant – Reading

Salary: £8.55 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35.5 hours per week

Job Information:

Front of House General Catering Assistant

35.5 hours per week

5 over 7 days

45 weeks per year

£8.55 per hour

Thomas Franks is a contract caterer with a passion for food, professionally presented through excellent service by using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in each and every meal we serve.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective General Catering Assistant to work alongside the team at a busy location in Reading.

We are looking for an exceptional team player who is personable, presentable and looking to build upon their previous experience and knowledge within a similar position. The successful candidate must be flexible, reliable and fun!

Your role will include; cleaning the servery and dining areas, setting up the counter areas and serving food to students and staff, setting up and serving private functions, lettings and other hospitality events during the year.

Benefits of the role:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Free parking
  • Personal development

If you have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our team.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on excellent standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with passion, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company who pride themselves in excellence.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure based on conviction or other information revealed.

Contact: Alessandro Albanese
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Sous Chef – Northampton

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 12.00pm-8.00pm, Sunday to Thursday

Job Information:

Sous Chef

12.00pm-8.00pm, Sunday to Thursday

£10.00 per hour

An experienced, dynamic Sous Chef is required for a prestigious B&I contract in Northampton.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Sous Chef to join the team at this busy location in Northampton.

This role requires a motivated chef who has the ability to manage the kitchen to the highest standards.

Duties of the role:

  • Manage and support all core food production requirements as well as hospitality catering requests
  • Comply with all health and safety and food safety policies and procedures, including HACCP, COSHH, accident and near-miss reporting, manual handling training and risk assessment compilation
  • Deputise for the Head Chef or Manager as and when required (Day shifts)
  • Assist with stock control, portion control and wastage
  • Assist in menu development and procurement of goods to ensure understanding of processes and costs for both core and hospitality catering
  • Assist in the production of a four weekly menu cycle, ensuring a balance of nutrition, colour, texture and variety
  • Follow ‘High Street’ and contemporary trends to ensure that the food produced is varied, innovative and meets customer expectation
  • Be involved in designing, costing and developing new ideas for theme nights, barbecues, special events and commercial hospitality event-catering concepts
  • Assist in coordinating and budgeting for complex events
  • Attend and contribute to Catering Management Team meetings
  • Ensuring all Food Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring dietary requirements are strictly managed and adhered to.
  • Assist with accounts and bookwork processing as and when required.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Jo White
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Catering Assistant – Term time only – Ascot

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, 5/7

Job Information:

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a General Assistant to join our established team at our new School location in Ascot, feeding around 300 pupils and staff per day and working 5 days over 7. 40 hours per week term time only plus 4 weeks in the Summer.

The ideal candidate will preferably have experience from within a similar position, but not essential.

Key skills:
• Excellent communication skills
• Great Organisational skills
• Excellent team player

Thomas Franks believe that nothing beats the thrill of working in a lively, close-knit catering team with talented, committed people. You will be working for one of the most unique catering companies around. You will have access to great produce at your fingertips, all fresh from local suppliers from which you will work with a team to create delicious tasting and beautifully presented food for our customers at this location.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) and enhanced DBS will form part of the selection process.

 

Contact: Alison Ryan
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General Assistant – Lutterworth

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 2.30pm

Job Information:

General Assistant

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 2.30pm

£7.83 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective General Assistant to work as part of a busy team at our business and industry location in Lutterworth.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Prepare all service areas for the day’s business
  • Operate cleaning, dishwashing equipment ensuring all safety measures are adhered to.
  • Complete all/any necessary cleaning/hygiene duties within storage, service and preparation areas in line with set methods and frequencies as may be detailed by the chef manager.
  • Empty, remove and store rubbish as required.
  • Set up dining areas for match teas
  • Serve breakfast

Benefits:

  • Uniform will be provided
  • Training will be provided

This is an opportunity for someone with experience in the school catering environment and with hard work and commitment there is the opportunity to work your way up through the company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Kerry Hazlewood
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Weekend Chef – Sherborne, Dorset

Salary: £11.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 36 hours per week, term time only

Job Information:

Weekend Chef

36 hours per week, Monday/Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Term Time – 3 days a week, third day is flexible

£11.00 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style. Our Chefs are the heart and soul of our kitchens!

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and exceptional Chef to work in a highly prestigious School in Sherborne, Dorset. An enthusiasm for fresh seasonal ingredients is essential.

The role will be to cover the weekend boarding ensuring all food service and health & safety objectives are achieved successfully. The successful candidate would need to have excellent standards in all aspects of fresh food preparation, have supervisory experience, be pro-active, a team player, good communicator and be efficient, flexible and reliable. As well as passion, confidence and culinary flair, you’ll have experience of leading the kitchen in the absence of the Chef Manager.

Therefore, the successful applicant must be able to demonstrate: –

  • A genuine passion for food with the finest fresh ingredients to ensure the highest standards of food and presentation is met at all times.
  • The ability to support the Chef Manager and taking control of ordering, due diligence systems and kitchen management.
  • Ability to run a kitchen
  • To adhere to set standards and HACCP, Health & Safety etc at all times.
  • To assist in the design and production of menus.
  • Make sure that all service requirements are covered through planning of staff, food ordering
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to respond positively and promptly to requests from customers and clients

If you have a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we look forward to hearing from you.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Lizanne Marais
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Night Chef – Rugby

Salary: £11.75 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 9 hours, Friday & Saturday Night (every other week)

Job Information:

An experienced, dynamic Night Chef is required for a prestigious B&I contract in Rugby.

9 hours, Friday & Saturday Night (every other week)

£11.75 per hour

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef to join this busy Business and Industry restaurant in Rugby. This role requires a motivated Chef who has the ability to manage the kitchen to the highest standard. The focus at this is location is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding service delivery, you will have the opportunity to make the catering offered to your own style.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Food preparation
  • Cooking for the main lunchtime service
  • Baking fresh food offer daily
  • Ensuring all temperature due diligence is completed and up to date
  • Ensuring all allergen due diligence is completed and up to date

Benefits of the role include:

  • Personal development
  • 20 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Meals whilst on duty

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Contact: Paul Flounders
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General Assistant – Milton Keynes

Salary: £8.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7.00am – 15.00pm

Job Information:

General Assistant

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7.00am – 15.00pm

£8.00 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an effective General Assistant to work alongside the team at a busy location in Milton Keynes.

Duties will include:

  • Basic food preparation
  • Setting up the counters and service area
  • Cash handling
  • Serving customers
  • General cleaning
  • Delivery of hospitality & food trolley
  • Clearing tables
  • Dealing with stock control.

Benefits of the role include:

  • 20 days paid annual leave per annum
  • Free parking
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Personal development

Thomas Franks pride themselves on excellent standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with passion, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company who pride themselves in excellence.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Kostas Bechlos
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Chef De Partie – Abingdon

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday – Sunday, 5 out of 7 days

Job Information:

Chef De Partie

40 hours per week, Monday – Sunday, 5 out of 7 days

£24,000 per annum

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We are looking for a dynamic Chef De Partie to support the team at this fabulous learning, residential location near Abingdon.

You will be required to prepare and cook either breakfast, lunch & dinner depending on the shift you are working.

Key Skills:

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
  • Food focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previously worked at a Chef de Partie level
  • Excellent team player
  • Must be up to date on modern, healthy food trends
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens

Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Straight shifts (6.30 to 15.00 or 11.30 to 20.00 on a rota basis)
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Humphrey Sheppard
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Catering Assistant – Trentham

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

Job Information:

An experienced, dynamic Catering Assistant is required for a prestigious B&I contract in Trentham.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Catering Assistant to join a thriving team in a Business and Industry location in Trentham.

Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Duties of the role will include:

  • Prepare basic foods for sale/service, following good hygiene and safety practices and to the standards specified.
  • Prepare all service areas for the day’s business, in line with specified standards and good hygiene, safety and customer service principles.
  • Re-stock and replenish stocks and consumables as required during service periods, pre-empt customer needs and achieve optimum customer service delivery.
  • Operate cleaning, dishwashing equipment ensuring all safety measures are adhered to. Properly clean and store equipment for food and beverage service & preparation.
  • Complete all/any necessary cleaning/hygiene duties within storage, service and preparation areas in line with set methods and frequencies as may be detailed by the chef manager.
  • Serve customers, clients, visitors and guests in line with set service standards and
  • Operate cash tills accurately, employing all procedures as directed for the correct, hygienic and honest handing of cash/credit sales.
  • Prepare, set-up, deliver, serve, clear, clean and store away any food, beverages or equipment required for special functions, hospitality services.
  • Empty, remove and store rubbish as required.

Benefits of the role:

  • Personal Development
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Contact: Mel Paget
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Chef – Trentham

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (5 over 7 days)

Job Information:

An experienced, dynamic Chef is required for a prestigious B&I contract in Trentham.

£10.00 per hour

35 hours per week (5 over 7 days)

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef to join this busy Business and Industry restaurant in Trentham. This role requires a motivated Chef who has the ability to manage the kitchen to the highest standard alongside a Chef Manager. The focus at this is location is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding service delivery, you will have the opportunity to make the catering offered to your own style.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Food preparation
  • Cooking for the main lunchtime service
  • Baking fresh food offer daily
  • Ensuring all temperature due diligence is completed and up to date
  • Ensuring all allergen due diligence is completed and up to date

Benefits of the role include:

  • Personal development
  • 20 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Meals whilst on duty

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Contact: Mel Paget
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Catering Assistant – Luton

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

Catering Assistant

20 hours per week, Monday to Friday

£7.83 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Catering Assistant to work within our Business and Industry location in Luton.

Duties of the role include:

  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Serving and interacting with the customers
  • Cash handling at till point
  • Cleaning of dining and servery areas
  • Table and room set up
  • Washing up
  • Supporting with the catering of special events

Benefits of the role include:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Hayden Oakes
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Kitchen Porter – Bedford

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 30 hours per week Term Time (38 weeks per year), 20 hours per week Holidays (14 weeks per year)

Job Information:

Kitchen Porter 

30 hours per week in Term Time, 38 weeks per annum

20 hours per week in the holidays, 14 weeks per annum

Total 52 weeks per annum

£7.83 per hour

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an effective and hardworking Catering Assistant to work within a small team at a prestigious school location in Bedford.

Duties of the role include:

  • Cleaning of dining and servery areas
  • Washing up
  • General kitchen cleaning duties following the cleaning schedule

Benefits of the role include:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided
  • 20 days paid annual leave per annum plus bank holidays
  • Free parking

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure based on conviction or other information revealed.

Contact: Lee Fowler
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Assistant Chef – Beaconsfield

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Job Information:

Assistant Chef

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

£9.00 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Assistant Chef to work within a Prestigious School location in Beaconsfield.

Duties of the role include:

  • Establish and maintain Health & Safety and Hygiene procedures & standards setting an example to and monitoring the performance of all kitchen staff
  • Produce and present food alone and in conjunction with the kitchen team, maximizing customer appeal meeting and where possible, exceeding expectation.
  • Completing all due diligence whilst cooking including monitoring and recording temperature records, use by dates and allergen information.
  • Enhance and improve skills and knowledge by training and development benefiting self, kitchen staff, Client and customers
  • Support, train, coach and manage kitchen staff setting an example for delivering an efficient, quality and financially beneficial service to company, Client and customers.
  • Build and maintain regular communication links with managers, kitchen staff, client and customers ensuring quality information is exchanged when appropriate.
  • Assisting with the recruiting and training of permanent and casual staff;
  • Organising, leading and motivating the catering team;
  • Planning well balanced menus to meet the needs of the customers and meet all dietary needs;
  • Completing weekly stock take and accounts
  • Maintaining stock levels and ordering new supplies as required;
  • Interacting with customers;
  • Assisting the chef Manager in planning new promotions and initiatives and contributing to business development.
  • Providing all hospitality requirements
  • To deputies in the absence of the Chef Manager
  • Any other duties requested of TFL management

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Hayden Oakes
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General Assistant – Beaconsfield

Salary: £8.20 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Job Information:

General Assistant

20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only – 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

£8.20 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

Would you like to be a part of a wonderful team where we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding food and service for our lovely and discerning clients, on a daily basis?

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an effective General Kitchen Assistant willing to work and develop in a skilled team and assist with delivering excellence at a one of our schools in Beaconsfield.

This is a demanding position that will require you to manage daily general cleaning duties, some food preparation, counter service, maintaining high standards of kitchen hygiene at all times, receiving and checking and storing of deliveries.

Benefits:

  • Uniform will be provided
  • Training will be provided

This is an opportunity for someone with experience in the school catering environment and with hard work and commitment there is the opportunity to work your way up through the company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Hayden Oakes
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Commis Chef – London

Salary: £20,500 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Commis Chef to join our established team, in our trendy and innovative Café in Wimbledon, feeding around 300 employees per day and working Monday to Friday 40 hours per week.

The ideal candidate must possess some kitchen experience, however full training will be provided. You must have a working knowledge and passion for healthy, modern and creative cuisine. The position requires a calm individual with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create exciting dishes, using current food trends and seasonal fresh products.

Key skills:
·Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
·Excellent communication skills
·Excellent team player
·Must be up to date on modern, healthy food trends
·Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Ricardo Batiste de Souza
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Chef Manager – Dorset

Salary: up to £30,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As required

Job Information:

A food focussed, dynamic, and ambitious Chef Manager is required for a prestigious independent school in Dorset

Up to £30,000 per annum – 52 week contract

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We are looking for an energetic, dynamic, hands on Chef Manager with a TRUE passion for fresh, nutritious, seasonal on trend foods combined with excellent people skills, where your passion for using high quality standards to inspire & lead our established team in a prestigious school in Dorset.
Our ideal candidate will be an experienced, enthusiastic chef with an eye for detail, a true commitment and passion for using ingredients sourced from local, family owned, growers and producers. You should preferably have experience in high volume catering including developing on trend menus that encourage young people to explore food and develop healthy life style balance.

Key skills:-

·Cooking all food from scratch using the freshest ingredients
·Building and developing Client Relationships
·Implementing all company Health and Safety and Food Safety
·Leading, training and motivating the onsite team members
·Food costings and menu development, ensuring strong budgetary control
·Delivering an excellent food service
·Excellent understanding of nutrition and allergen controls
·Able to deliver innovative food creations in line with the Clients expectations

You will be responsible for the site catering team, managing both production and service operations reporting directly to the Operations Manager. Your day to day contact will be with our Client and you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and leadership skills, the ability to support and nurture a team and form a strong client relationship.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders

Contact: Lizanne Marais
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Sous Chef – Tavistock, Devon

Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent – 50 weeks only Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, 5/7 rota basis

Job Information:

Sous Chef

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, 5/7 days. 50-week contact

Salary: C£22k depending on experience

Responsible to: Executive Chef Manager

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Sous Chef to work as part of a busy team at Mount Kelly College, a Prestigious School located in Tavistock, Devon

The School’s busy Catering Department feeds 360 pupils and 100 staff daily in the Senior School and 200 pupils and 50 staff in the Prep. School. Both sites have a kitchen which are both modern and extremely well equipped. Meals are served in the main dining hall of both schools.

Primary role is to lead a team of loyal chefs, FOH general Assistants and kitchen porters to produce innovative, varied, cost effective and healthy food throughout the School. The role is very hands on but also involves managing the kitchen team and addressing HR matters, menu planning and feedback, ordering and control of stock, food safety and wastage reporting. Staff training, developing and supervising the kitchen team is a key priority of the role. In return, we offer excellent working hours and conditions of employment.

Principal duties

  • Manage and support all core catering requirements as well as hospitality catering requests
  • Line manage team activity to ensure all tasks are completed
  • Undertake staff briefing with all team members at the start of their working day, and ensure this continues at shift handovers
  • Comply with all health and safety and food safety policies and procedures, including HACCP, COSHH, accident and near-miss reporting, manual handling training and risk assessment compilation
  • Manage daily and weekly production to comply with production schedules
  • Manage quality control process to ensure highest quality product
  • Maintain and manage cleaning schedules and ensure ‘clean as you go’ practices are followed
  • Deputise for the Executive Head Chef as and when required
  • Manage stock control, portion control and wastage
  • Assist in menu development and procurement of goods to ensure understanding of processes and costs for both core and hospitality catering
  • Assist in the production of a three weekly menu cycle, ensuring a balance of nutrition, colour, texture and variety
  • Follow ‘High Street’ and contemporary trends to ensure that the food produced is varied, innovative and meets customer expectation
  • Be involved in designing, costing and developing new ideas for theme nights, barbecues, special events and commercial hospitality event-catering concepts
  • Assist in coordinating and budgeting for complex events
  • Attend and contribute to Catering Management Team meetings

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared

Contact: Julie Soper
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Chef Supervisor – Chester

Salary: £20,370

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 per week, Term Time Only (plus Saturday’s in Hockey Season)

Job Information:

Chef Supervisor

Start Date: September 2018

Hours: 40 per week, Term Time Only (plus Saturday’s in Hockey Season)

Salary: £20,370

Have you got a positive “Can Do” attitude to life?

Do you want to progress your career where food and people are the pivotal ingredients in our passionate teams within the country’s most rapidly growing, family owned, independent schools catering organisation and have Christmas with your own family?

Are you passionate about developing young pupil’s palate and healthy balanced diets?

We are looking for an energetic, dynamic, hands on Chef supervisor with a TRUE passion for fresh, nutritious, seasonal on trend foods combined with excellent people skills, where your passion for using high quality standards to inspire & lead our established team in one of Cheshire’s leading independent primary schools.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, enthusiastic chef with an eye for detail and a true commitment and passion for using ingredients sourced from local, family owned, growers and producers. Previous experience working within a school environment would be beneficial.

You will be responsible for supervising the site team, managing both production and service operations and reporting directly to the Catering Manager. Your day to day contact will be with our Client and you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and leadership skills and the ability to support and nurture a team and form a strong client relationship.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Sue Parry
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Chef/Supervisor – West Yorkshire

Salary: £20,280 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 39 hours per week

Job Information:

Chef/Supervisor

39 hours per week

£20,280 per annum

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic, food focused Chef/Supervisor to work within a Prestigious School location in West Yorkshire.

The ideal candidate will be an aspiring, enthusiastic Chef with an eye for detail and a true commitment and passion for using ingredients sourced from local, family owned, growers and producers. Previous experience catering for a high number within a school environment would be beneficial.

You will be responsible for delivering and assisting with the production and service operations across the working week, reporting directly to the Head Chef. Your day to day contact will be with our Customers and you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and leadership skills and the ability to support and nurture a team and form a strong customer service ethos.

The menu’s you will utilise and aid in devising for this location will reflect the current market, being innovative and appealing to the students and be on trend, paying attention to healthy eating. Other duties will include supervising the location food production & service across 7 days and throughout any commercial letting opportunities outside of core school times, food safety, HACCP, health and safety, staff training, developing and delivering special and theme days, including evening and weekend events for borders.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS certificate, identity and references checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the recruitment process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a vulnerable adult learning centre please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Karl Quarmby
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Sous Chef – Shaftesbury

Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only Hours of Work: 12.30pm-7.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Job Information:

Sous Chef

Wednesday to Sunday, 12.30pm-7.30pm

Up to £18,000 per annum

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Sous Chef to work as part of a busy team in a Prestigious School location in Shaftesbury.

Responsibilities

  • Food Preparation
  • Responsible for stock taking, stock control, stock rotation and ordering.
  • Menu planning and accurate costing.
  • Budget control, ensuring company standards are adhered to and wastage controlled.
  • Ensuring all Food Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring dietary requirements are strictly managed and adhered to.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Bridget Rice
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Kitchen Porter – Middlesex

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

Kitchen Porter

Salary: £7.83 per hour

 

  Hours of Work:

35 hours per week,

8am -3.30pm

Mon – Fri Term Time Only

 

 

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an effective and hardworking Kitchen Porter to assist in the smooth running of a busy kitchen in an Independent School in Northwood.

We are looking for a strong, hardworking individual to join the team. The ideal candidate will be expected to complete general washing up duties to include all tableware and kitchen equipment, dealing with stock deliveries and to ensure all the kitchen areas are kept clean and free from debris and conform to health and safety regulations.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Emma Phillips
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Chef De Partie – Reading

Salary: £18,500 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 45 hours per week

Job Information:

Chef de Partie

45 hours per week

£18,500 per annum

We currently have an excellent opportunity for two creative and effective Chef de Partie to join a Prestigious School location in Reading, where the focus is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding service delivery.

You will be required to work at our site where the focus is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding service delivery.  The ability to create exciting dishes & learn new skills, the successful candidate must be flexible, reliable and fun.  Duties will include food preparation & cooking to a high standard, cleaning, assisting with general food service, and extensive internal and external functions.

Key skills:

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
  • Food focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Must be up to date on modern, healthy food trends
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens

Thomas Franks believe that nothing beats the thrill of working in a lively, close-knit catering team with talented, committed people. You will be working for one of the most unique catering companies around. You will have access to great produce at your fingertips, all fresh from local suppliers from which you will work with a team to create delicious tasting and beautifully presented food for our customers at this location.

All applicants will be required to complete a full trade test and must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Alessandro Albanese
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Tea Chef – Stafford

Salary: £9.20 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 12.30pm to 8.00pm

Job Information:

Tea Chef

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 12.30pm to 8.00pm

£9.20 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Tea Chef to to join our Business and Industry location in Stafford.

Key Skills:

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
  • Food focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens
  • Reliable

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Andy Keefe
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General Catering Assistant – Musselburgh, Edinburgh

Salary: £7.94 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent – 47.4 weeks per year Hours of Work: 15 hours per week

Job Information:

General Catering Assistant

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective General Catering Assistant to join a bubbly and hardworking team in a prestigious Independent School in Musselburgh, Edinburgh.

Hours for this position are:

  • Wednesday 5.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Thursday 5.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Friday 5.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Saturday 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Sunday 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Responsibilities include:-

  • Serving food to the children
  • Maintaining a high level of cleanliness throughout the kitchen & dining room
  • Working in the pot wash area & dish wash area
  • Assist at various functions at the School

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Carol Edmiston
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Chef – Rugby

Salary: £10.25 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, 5 over 7 days

Job Information:

An experienced, dynamic Chef is required for a prestigious B&I contract in Rugby

35 hours per week, 5 over 7 days

Salary: £10.25 per hour

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef to join a busy Business and Industry location in Rugby. This role requires a motivated Chef who has the ability to manage the kitchen to the highest standard alongside the Chef Manager. The focus at this location is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding service delivery.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Food preparation
  • Cooking for the main lunchtime service
  • Baking fresh food offer daily
  • Ensuring all temperature due diligence is completed and up to date
  • Ensuring all allergen due diligence is completed and up to date

Benefits of the role include:

  • Personal development
  • 20 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Meals whilst on duty

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Contact: Paul Flounders
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Catering Assistant – Rugby

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

An experienced, dynamic Catering Assistant is required for a prestigious B&I contract in Rugby.

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £7.83 per hour

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Catering Assistant to join a thriving team in a Business and Industry location in Rugby.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Prepare basic foods for sale/service, following good hygiene and safety practices and to the standards specified.
  • Prepare all service areas for the day’s business, in line with specified standards and good hygiene, safety and customer service principles.
  • Re-stock and replenish stocks and consumables as required during service periods, pre-empt customer needs and achieve optimum customer service delivery.
  • Operate cleaning, dishwashing equipment ensuring all safety measures are adhered to. Properly clean and store equipment for food and beverage service & preparation.
  • Complete all/any necessary cleaning/hygiene duties within storage, service and preparation areas in line with set methods and frequencies as may be detailed by the chef manager.
  • Serve customers, clients, visitors and guests in line with set service standards and
  • Operate cash tills accurately, employing all procedures as directed for the correct, hygienic and honest handing of cash/credit sales.
  • Prepare, set-up, deliver, serve, clear, clean and store away any food, beverages or equipment required for special functions, hospitality services.
  • Empty, remove and store rubbish as required.

Benefits of the role:

  • Personal Development
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Contact: Paul Flounders
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Kitchen Porter   – Surrey

Salary: £8.10 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Job Information:

Kitchen Porter  

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Salary: £8.10 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Kitchen Porter to work as part of a busy team in a Prestigious School location in Leatherhead, Surrey. The ideal candidate will be a team player and flexible in their duties to assist the Head Chef and the team.

Duties of the role include general washing up duties, dealing with stock deliveries, ensuring the kitchen areas are kept clean and free from debris and conform to health and safety regulations.

This is a term time only position however their may be overtime available on occasion which will be agreed with the line manager.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Adrian Feasey
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General Assistant – Surrey

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Term Time Only

Job Information:

General Assistant

37.5 hours per week, Term Time Only

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective General Assistant to work as part of a busy team in a Prestigious School location in Leatherhead, Surrey. The ideal candidate will be reliable, friendly and flexible in their duties to assist the Head Chef and the team.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Prepare all service areas for the day’s business
  • Re-stock and replenish stocks and consumables as required during service periods, pre-empt customer needs and achieve optimum customer service delivery.
  • Operate cleaning, dishwashing equipment ensuring all safety measures are adhered to.
  • Complete all/any necessary cleaning/hygiene duties within storage, service and preparation areas in line with set methods and frequencies as may be detailed by the chef manager.
  • Prepare, set-up, deliver, serve, clear, clean and store away any food, beverages or equipment required for special functions, hospitality services.
  • Empty, remove and store rubbish as required.
  • Set up dining areas for match teas

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Adrian Feasey
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Night Chef – Northampton

Salary: £15 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Sunday to Thursday Nights, 10pm – 2am

Job Information:

Night Chef

20 hours per week, Sunday to Thursday Nights

£15 per hour

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Night Chef to join our new Business and Industry location in Northampton.

Key Skills:

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
  • Food focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens
  • Ideally has previous experience at a Sous Chef level

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Angela Marnell
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Shift Chef/Supervisor – Stoke-On-Trent

Salary: £8.89 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Job Information:

Shift Chef/ Supervisor

Weekend Chef/ Supervisor

Salary: £8.89 per hour

Hours of work: 35 hours per week/12 hours per week

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef/Supervisor to work alongside a hard-working team in Trentham, Stoke.

Our Chefs are expected to deliver outstanding quality, variety and service, utilising creativity, food knowledge, skill and innovation to provide the best food service possible within an agreed budget. Previous experience is essential as you will be catering for, staff, visitors and occasional internal functions.

Benefits of the role:

  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided

If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our team.

The successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this full-time role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the recruitment process.

Contact: Mel Paget
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Bar Staff – Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Salary: £8.42 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 4 days, 24 Hours per week, 5pm – 11pm

Job Information:

Would you like to be a part of a wonderful team where we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding food and service for our lovely and discerning clients, on a daily basis?

We are looking for an experienced bar operative to work in our unique premises, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Duties would include bar service, dining room support, table & room set up, daily cleaning, serving our customers & supporting with the catering for special events.

This would be a great opportunity for someone looking to progress within a company that takes pride in training and developing individuals who would like to succeed within our industry.

If you have a passion for excellent customer service, a can do approach, friendly & professional attitude & are well presented, this role may be exactly what you are looking for.

Having your own method of transport is essential as local bus service is limited.  All essential training will be provided, including Level 2 Food Safety, Health & Safety and Allergen training.

£8.42 per hour. The work pattern would be a 4 over 7, based on 24 hours week.

Extra hours are also available for special events.

Contact: Humphrey Sheppard
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General Assistant – Shaftesbury

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective General Catering Assistant.

Working 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis, you will be part of a hardworking and close knit team at this prestigious Independent School in on the outskirts of Shaftesbury.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Cleaning duties
  • Counter service
  • Food preparation
  • Ensuring counters are stocked
  • Working as a team to deliver exceptional service and hospitality.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Taher Jibet
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Sous Chef – Henley-on-Thames

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Job Information:

Sous Chef

40 hours per week

£26,000 per annum

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Sous Chef to work as part of a busy team in a Prestigious School location in Henley-on-Thames.

Responsibilities

  • Managing, motivating and training the team.
  • Food Preparation
  • Responsible for stock taking, stock control, stock rotation and ordering.
  • Menu planning and accurate costing.
  • Budget control, ensuring company standards are adhered to and wastage controlled.
  • Ensuring all Food Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring dietary requirements are strictly managed and adhered to.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Contact: Suzanne Hemchaoui
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Catering Assistant – Abingdon

Salary: £8.42 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 Hours per week

Job Information:

Catering Assistant

37.5 Hours per week

£8.42 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Catering Assistant to work within our Business and Industry location in Abingdon.

Duties of the role include:

  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Serving and interacting with the customers
  • Cash handling at till point
  • Cleaning of dining and servery areas
  • Table and room set up
  • Washing up
  • Supporting with the catering of special events

Benefits of the role include:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Humphrey Sheppard
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Commis Chef – London

Salary: £10.25 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 8 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

Commis Chef

8 hours per week, Monday to Friday

£10.25 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Commis Chef to work at a prestigious school location in Camden, London. The successful candidate will help support a busy catering operation looking after 500 pupils aged 3-13 years old for Lunch and Hospitality.

Duties of the role include:

  • The preparation, presentation and service of food items for the pupils, staff and functions, to quality standards set
  • To ensure that all food storage, preparation and service of all foods meet the temperature guidelines stipulated in the Food Safety Act 1995 and to record all food temperatures.
  • To ensure that all orders for food and non-food items are placed in accordance with the company approved suppliers.
  • To assist in the review of menus and overall development of the food offer.
  • Ensuring the kitchen and dining room areas are secured at the end of the evening and all equipment is switched off and secure

Benefits of the role include:

  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided
  • Personal development

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared

Contact: Amal Sasikumar
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Commis Chef – Brack Mills Ind. Est., Northampton

Salary: £10 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 10.30am – 6.30pm

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Commis Chef whose main duties will include:

  • The preparation, presentation and service of food items for the staff and functions, to quality standards set
  • To ensure that all food storage, preparation and service of all foods meet the temperature guidelines stipulated in the Food Safety Act 1995 and to record all food temperatures.
  • Assistance in ensuring that all menu items, are available throughout service times, and that food service staff are aware of correct portion sizes in accordance with main production plan.
  • To ensure that all orders for food and non food items are placed in accordance with the company approved suppliers.
  • To assist in the review of menus and overall development of the food offer.
  • Ensuring the kitchen and dining room areas are secured at the end of the evening and all equipment is switched off and secure
  • Maintaining a neat and tidy appearance at all times, observing standards of personal hygiene as specified in the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and the Food Safety Act 1990

Benefits of the role include:

  • Training provided
  • Uniform provided
  • Free Parking
  • Personal development

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Angela Marnell
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