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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.

Assistant Chef – Saighton, Chester

Salary: £11.20 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Saturdays only – 7 hours per week

Job Information:

We have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Assistant Chef to work Saturdays at a prestigious, independent school in Chester. An enthusiasm for fresh seasonal ingredients is essential.

The role will be to support the Chef Manager to ensure 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 and flexible and reliable. As well as passion, confidence and culinary flair, you’ll have experience of leading the kitchen brigade 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 during the weekend service and taking control of ordering, due diligence systems and kitchen management.
  • Ability to run a kitchen in the absence of the Chef Manager
  • To adhere to set standards and HACCAP, 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, mise-en-place, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to respond positively and promptly to requests from customers and clients;
  • Ability to work on their own initiative calmly when under pressure

Benefits Include:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Free parking
  • Personal development

The position is offering a salary of £11.20 per hour, 7 hours every Saturday to prepare and cook match teas.

As this is a difficult location to rely on public transport it is essential you have your own transport.

A trade test will form part of this recruitment process.

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: Paul Flounders
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Food Preparation Assistant – Shenley, Radlett

Salary: £8.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 16 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

Food Preparation Assistant – 16 hours

Thomas Franks currently have an excellent opportunity for a committed and effective Food Preparation Assistant to both serve and prepare food for pupils and staff at a prestigious School location in Shenley. You will be part of a dedicated, hard-working catering team who pride themselves on providing excellent service at all times to the pupils and staff.

Main duties will include, basic food preparation, serving pupils, cleaning.

Key skills:-

  • Basic Food preparation
  • Excellent customer service
  • Carry out cleaning duties to maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout.
  • Good attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of food safety

Benefits of the role include:

  • Uniform provided
  • Full training provided.
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Personal Development

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: Laila Mackennon
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Kitchen Porter – London

Salary: £7.80 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 32.5 hours

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 an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Kitchen Porter to assist in the smooth running of a busy kitchen in an Independent School in Dulwich. The hours of work are 32.5 per week, term time only.

We are looking for a hard working individual to join the team. The ideal person 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: Katrina Browne
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Kitchen Porter – Term time only – London

Salary: £7.51 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 32.5 hours per week

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 an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Kitchen Porter to assist in the smooth running of a busy kitchen in an Independent School near Regents Park. The hours of work are 32.50 per week, evening work will be required on occasions.

We are looking for a hard working individual to join the team. The ideal person will be expected to complete general washing up duties to include all tableware and kitchen equipment and 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: Rita Capaldo
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Duty Manager – Term time only – South London

Salary: £24,000 per annum

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

Job Information:

Thomas Franks are an 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 have an excellent opportunity for a Duty Manager to support a General Manager in leading the catering team within a prestigious independent school near Dulwich.  As Duty Manager you will assist the General Manager with all aspects relating to the catering and service requirements for the site, this will also include supporting our busy internal and external hospitality events.

Thomas Franks have a passion for outstanding food and exemplary service. It will be the Duty Managers responsibility to support the General Manager in ensuring food and service standards which meet expectations are delivered daily.

The Duty Managers role demands a keen understanding of contemporary food and service, a good knowledge of event management and excellent customer service skills, coupled with great organisational and administrative skills. An approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude and a consistent smile.

A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is will also be required for any successful candidate. Minimum Level II Food Safety Training is required (but will be provided). Relevant experience with managing a large team and good quality functions and events is essential. An understanding of nutrition would also be an advantage.

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, year round role. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

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.

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: Petra Angel
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Stores Person/GA – Solihull

Salary: £7.65 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 4 hours a day

Job Information:

Thomas Franks currently have an excellent opportunity for a committed and effective Catering Stores Person/General Assistant at a prestigious School location in Solihull. You will be part of a dedicated, hard-working catering team who pride themselves on providing excellent service at all times to the pupils and staff.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day. Ideally working 7 am until 12 noon or 8 am until 1 pm, as required, term time only.

The role of the Catering Stores Person/General Assistant is to provide support to the catering team, ensuring that all stores are accounted for correctly whilst also maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the stores and kitchen area in accordance with company policy and legislation.

The Catering Stores Person/General Assistant is required to undertake the following main duties:

  • Receiving and storing all foodstuffs, monitoring quality, temperature and checking for deficiencies;
  • Maintaining stock rotation (which may involve some heavy lifting);
  • Maintaining stock records;
  • Cleaning of the food storage area;
  • Collecting and delivering of items for functions;
  • Emptying, transporting waste materials to recycling bins or similar waste receptacles;
  • Using chemicals supplied as instructed and in accordance with COSHH regulations;
  • Reporting to management any repairs or replacements as required;
  • Additional Pantry Duties to include cleaning and sanitising of utensils, crockery, pots, pans and all working areas within the pantry, Kitchen and Food Service areas;
  • General cleaning throughout the catering area if necessary;

The Catering Stores Person/General Assistant must be self-motivated with a good eye to detail; he/she must be capable of working alone and as a team member, taking instruction and direction; be enthusiastic, punctual and reliable.

Meals on duty, uniform and full training are provided.

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: Lesley Topham
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Catering Supervisor – Bristol

Salary: £18000

Contract Type: Permanent/Temporary Hours of Work: 9 am to 3.30 pm

Job Information:

Front of House Supervisor

Salary: £18,000 (term time only)

Hours of Work: 9.00am-3.30pm

We have an excellent opportunity for a Front of House Supervisor to support the Executive Chef Manager in leading the catering team within a prestigious independent school in Bristol. As Front of House Supervisor, you will assist the Executive Chef Manager with all aspects relating to the catering and service requirements for the site, this will also include supporting our busy internal and external hospitality events.

Thomas Franks have a passion for outstanding food and exemplary service. It will be the Front of house Supervisors responsibility to support the Executive Chef Manager in ensuring food and service standards which meet expectations are delivered daily.

The Supervisors role demands a keen understanding of contemporary food and service, a good knowledge of event management and excellent customer service skills, coupled with great organisational and administrative skills. An approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude and a consistent smile.

A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check is will also be required for any successful candidate. Minimum Level II Food Safety Training is required (but will be provided). Relevant experience with managing a large team and good quality functions and events is essential. An understanding of nutrition would also be an advantage.

The successful candidates 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.

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.

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 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: Gill Lacey
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Head Chef – Pontefract, W Yorkshire

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As required

Job Information:

 

Thomas Franks take pride and passion in creating fresh homemade food using local family own suppliers and we currently have a fantastic Head Chef opportunity in a prestigious school near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position and have experience in all sections in the kitchen preferably in education. The position requires a strong calm leader with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create menus using current food trends and seasonal fresh products.

The role will involve managing a team of 23, including 5 Chefs, working 5/7 – 52 weeks per annum. Producing 500 daily lunches for staff and pupils each day and approximately 130 breakfast and suppers, developing the current hospitality offer for both internal and external customers and deputising for the Catering Manager.

 

 

Key skills:

  • Experience of managing a kitchen brigade
  • Excellent craft skills
  • Passionate about food
  • Be a strong and influential leader
  • Events and hospitality experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Must be up to date on modern food trends

The events and hospitality at this location will enable the role holder to showcase their food and menu development at this prestigious location.

 

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: Amanda Darry
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Chef de Partie – Term time only – Pontefract, W Yorkshire

Salary: £15,750 per annum

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

Job Information:

 

Thomas Franks take pride and passion in creating fresh homemade food using local family own suppliers and we currently have a fantastic Chef de Partie opportunity in a prestigious school near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

Chef de Partie – Term time only

The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position. The position requires a strong calm leader with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create menus using current food trends and seasonal fresh products.

The role will involve working within a team of 23, including 5 Chefs, working 5/7 – 42 weeks per annum. Assisting in the food production for 500 daily lunches for staff and pupils each day and approximately 130 breakfast and suppers.

Key skills:

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
  • Food focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience is a similar role
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergensThomas 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 the pupils and staff at this prestigious school.

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: Amanda Darry
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Chef Manager – Shaftesbury

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent – 50 weeks only Hours of Work: Mostly Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef Manager who is passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction. We are looking for someone who enjoys creative cooking and who can develop the close knit team of staff in our kitchen and restaurant. The Chef Manager would have a client first attitude and be able to manage client expectations. The successful candidate will be expected to manage stock, bookwork and work within a set client budget. This is a fantastic school with brilliant opportunities to really make a mark with a vibrant contract caterer, with great career progression opportunities.

The position is to oversee the catering function for approximately 330 pupils and 80 teachers daily, which provides vibrant and exciting choices for the breakfast, mid-morning snacks and the lunch time service, Match/Parents teas & After school club. The age range of the pupils is 2 – 11 so there needs to be exceptional variety and choice for all.

As Chef Manager you will ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of food within the school and be an inspiring Chef who can develop the food service and the team. You will also be responsible for the book work/payroll for this location.

The successful candidate must also be up to date with current food trends and cooking techniques and be highly organised and calm under pressure. Previous experience in a similar position, preferably in the education sector would be advantageous.

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: Gill Lacey
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Chef Manager – Colchester

Salary: £23,300

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As Required

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.

Chef Manager – Term-time only

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef Manager to oversee the catering service at this Prestigious School in Essex.

The catering department caters for pupil lunches as well as hospitality events organised by the School, there is also a requirement to organise and run the weekly cookery club. As the Chef Manager, you will be fully responsible for the budget and cost control for this location.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys creative cooking, has an excellent understanding of nutrition and who can lead and develop this small catering team.

To be considered for the role you will need to:-

  • Currently working as a Chef Manager or Head Chef level
  • Ideally have worked within an education sector
  • Manage, train and develop a team
  • Build excellent Client relationships
  • Able to produce excellent, seasonal food with attention to detail
  • Friendly and willing with a positive, can do attitude
  • Have an excellent understanding of Food Safety, Health & Safety and Allergen controls

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: Matt Steadman
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Chef – Coleshill, Birmingham

Salary: £17,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 6.30am – 2.30pm

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and exceptional Chef to work in a busy Business and Industry location in Coleshill. An enthusiasm for fresh seasonal ingredients is essential.

The role will be to support the Chef Manager to ensure 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 and flexible and reliable. As well as passion, confidence and culinary flair, you’ll have experience of leading the kitchen brigade 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 in the absence of the Chef Manager
  • To adhere to set standards and HACCAP, 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, mise-en-place, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to respond positively and promptly to requests from customers and clients;

The position is offering a salary of £17,000 per annum, working from Monday to Friday from 6.30am until 2.30pm daily.

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. Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

Contact: Mark Wright
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Food Preparation Assistant – Camden, London

Salary: £8.00 per hour

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

Job Information:

Food Preparation Assistant – 40 hours

Thomas Franks currently have an excellent opportunity for a committed and effective Food Preparation Assistant to both serve and prepare food for pupils and staff at a prestigious School location in Camden. You will be part of a dedicated, hard-working catering team who pride themselves on providing excellent service at all times to the pupils and staff.

Main duties will include, basic food preparation, serving pupils, cleaning.

Key skills:-

  • Basic Food preparation
  • Excellent customer service
  • Carry out cleaning duties to maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout.
  • Good attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of food safety

Benefits of the role include:

  • Uniform provided
  • Full training provided.
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Personal Development

Meals on duty, uniform and full training are provided. Willing to consider supporting an apprenticeship if the successful candidate is able to demonstrate initiative and a keen desire to progress in the hospitality industry.

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.

To apply, please email your CV and accompanying letter to the e-mail address below.

Email – prep.catering@northbridgehouse.com

Contact Rita.

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: Rita Capaldo
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Assistant Chef – Ludlow, Shropshire

Salary: £9.09 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, 10am – 6.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday

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. 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 Ludlow. An enthusiasm for fresh seasonal ingredients is essential.

The role will be to support the Chef Manager to ensure 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 and flexible and reliable. As well as passion, confidence and culinary flair, you’ll have experience of leading the kitchen brigade 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 in the absence of the Chef Manager
  • To adhere to set standards and HACCAP, 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, mise-en-place, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to respond positively and promptly to requests from customers and clients;

The position is offering a salary of £9.09 per hour, Term time including additional staff days and prep days

40 hours per week -5 days week, Tuesday – Saturday with occasional Saturday.

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: Paul Flounders
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Operations Manager – London & South East

Salary: Competitive

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

Job Information:

Operations Manager – Contract Catering (based in London and South East area)

Salary Competitive, Company Vehicle, Private Healthcare, Pension & Life Assurance

Thomas Franks are a total fresh food, independent Contract Catering Company, with an outstanding reputation for delivering excellent bespoke catering solutions.

Candidate requirements:

  • Passion and knowledge for great contemporary fresh food and service
  • Experience of delivering exceptional management operations in a contract catering environment
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Craft background, strong motivation skills with a ‘lead by example’ approach
  • Outstanding financial management skills – commercial and fixed price
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the English language both verbal and written
  • An appreciation of innovative marketing and merchandising skills which can be delivered by our Creativity Team.
  • An excellent knowledge of Food Hygiene, Health and Safety (Intermediate or above),
  • HR best practice and retail skills
  • Experienced in use of Outlook, MS Excel and Word.
  • The ability to drive in the UK essential. (The role will involve travel within the business geography, with responsibility predominantly for locations within a reasonable driving distance of London/South East.)
  • The right to work permanently in the UK.
  • Able to undertake an enhanced DBS and provide references covering full 5 years and overseas police checks

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Wider wallet member benefits
Contact: Emma Bothwell
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Food Service Assistants & Kitchen Porter – Milton Keynes/Luton

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Full time/Flexible

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for creative and effective Food Service Assistants (full time) and Kitchen Porter (20 hours per week) working in at a business and industry location, Monday to Friday to help with serving, front of house, vending and hospitality functions.

Daily duties would include serving customers with drinks, breakfast, helping prepare the deli bar, checking deliveries, helping clean down and tiding the unit washing up and general cleaning. You would also be required to prepare the hospitality items – making sandwiches, fruit platters and delivering these items to the required rooms and the cleaning item when meeting has finished.

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 fresh food company.

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

Contact: Pauline Saunders
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Executive Chef Manager – Bristol

Salary: up to £38,000

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As Required

Job Information:

Executive Chef Manager – Prestigious School Location – up to £38,000 per annum, working 5/7, 52 week contract

Thomas Franks take pride and passion in creating fresh homemade food using local family own suppliers and we currently have a fantastic Executive Chef Manager opportunity in a prestigious private school in Bristol.

The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position and have experience in all sections in the kitchen preferably in education or hotel/Banqueting. The position requires a strong calm leader with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create menus using current food trends and seasonal fresh products.

The role will involve managing a team of 20 . Providing plated meals for circa 750 plus catering for functions and events.

Key skills:

·Experience of managing a kitchen brigade

·Excellent craft skills

·Passionate about food

·Be a strong and influential leader

·Events and hospitality experience

·Excellent organisational skills

·Must be up to date on modern food trends

The events and hospitality at this location will enable the role holder to showcase their food and menu development at this prestigious location.

Responsibilities

·Providing breakfast, plated lunch service, morning breaks, and afternoon teas, working lunches, match teas, extensive hospitality and events.

·Managing, motivating and training the team.

·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 allergen control procedures are followed.

·Ensuring dietary requirements are strictly managed and adhered to.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Executive Head Chef with a passion for fresh, nutritious and seasonal on trend food, the ideal candidate will be passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction.If you believe you meet the requirements and are looking for a position where you can grow and make a difference, we would be delighted to meet you.

Please note all successful candidates will undergo a full trade test and will be subject to an enhanced DBS application (funded by the company) and overseas checks. All candidates must be able to provide evidence of right to work in the UK.

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 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: Gavin Young
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Assistant Chef – Beaconsfield

Salary: £8.58 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

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 an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Assistant Chef to work in this prestigious Independent School location in Beaconsfield. This position is to work term time only.

Duties of the Role:

  • 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.
  • 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

Benefits of the Role include:

  • Free parking
  • Role Development
  • 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.

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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Food Preparation Assistant – Dulwich, London

Salary: £7.80

Contract Type: Permanent/Temporary Hours of Work: 27.5 per week

Job Information:

Food Preparation Assistant – 27.5 hours

Thomas Franks currently have an excellent opportunity for a committed and effective Food Preparation Assistant to both serve and prepare food for pupils and staff at a prestigious School location near Dulwich. You will be part of a dedicated, hard-working catering team who pride themselves on providing excellent service at all times to the pupils and staff.

Main duties will include, basic food preparation, serving pupils, cleaning.

Key skills:-

  • Basic Food preparation
  • Exellent customer service
  • Carry out cleaning duties to maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout.
  • Good attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of food safety

Uniform and full training will be provided.

Meals on duty, uniform and full training are provided. Willing to consider supporting an apprenticeship if the successful candidate is able to demonstrate initiative and a keen desire to progress in the hospitality industry.

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: petra
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Sous Chef – Reading, Berkshire

Salary:

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

Job Information:

Thomas Franks take pride and passion in creating fresh homemade food using local family own suppliers and we currently have a fantastic sous Chef opportunity in a prestigious private boarding school in Reading. The role will involve supporting the head chef (when at work or when off/holiday) managing a brigade of 5 experienced chefs and 2 kitchen porters. Providing meals for 500 pupils and 150 staff Monday to Fridays and 120 boarders at the weekend.

Responsibilities

  • Providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning breaks, afternoon teas, working lunches, match tea, and occasionally fine dining dinners.
  • Managing, motivating and training the team.
  • 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. This opportunity is perfect for a passionate and creative food lover and people manager.

In the first instance please contact Alessandro on 01189 879691, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please note all successful candidates will undergo a full trade test and will be subject to an enhanced DBS application (funded by the company) and overseas checks. All candidates must be able to provide evidence of right to work in the UK.

If you believe you meet the requirements and are looking for a position where you can grow and make a difference, we would be delighted to meet you.

The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position and have experience in all sections in the kitchen including pastry, preferably in education, however training will be provided. The position requires a strong calm leader with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create menus using current trends and seasonal products.

Contact: Alessandro
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Catering Supervisor – Chiswick, London

Salary: £10 per hour

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

Job Information:

Working Monday to Friday 7am-3.30pm, Thomas Franks are looking for a Catering Supervisor to work in a busy and demanding team in a large Business & Industry location based in Chiswick, London.

This position will be supporting the Catering Manager in planning, organising and providing high-quality catering services to the visitors and staff of this location in accordance with all food hygiene, health and safety and other legislation.

As a key member of the team, an approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ approach, and consistent smile.  Experience with managing and co-ordinating high specification functions and events would also be an advantage.

The location provides services for staff and visitors in an environment where the focus is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding and innovative service delivery. Managing the delivery of extensive hospitality throughout the building, this role will be a flexible full-time position working all year round.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on excellent standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with passion, 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 contract catering company who pride themselves in excellence.

Contact: Kostas Bechlos
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General Catering Assistant – Mobile – Henley on Thames

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 per week

Job Information:

Mobile/relief catering assistant – 40 hours per week, 5/7 rota, £9.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

Thomas Franks currently have an excellent opportunity for a committed and effective general catering assistant. You will be based at one of our prestigious locations in Henley on Thames and there will be requirement to provide cover at other nearby locations in Reading. Duties will include basic food preparation, setting up of counters, serving customers, and cleaning.

Own transport is essential.

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: Petra Angel
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Chef Manager – Gerrards Cross

Salary: £32,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As required

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef Manager who is passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction. We are looking for someone who enjoys creative cooking and who can develop the close knit team of staff in our brand new kitchen and restaurant. The Chef Manager would have a client first attitude and be able to manage client expectations. The successful candidate will be expected to manage stock, bookwork and work within a set client budget. This is a fantastic school with brilliant opportunities to really make a mark with a vibrant contract caterer, with great career progression opportunities.

The position is to oversee the catering function for up to 450 pupils and 100 teachers daily, which provides vibrant and exciting choices for the breakfast, mid-morning snacks and the lunch time service, Match/Parents teas, After school club & fine dining. The age range of the pupils is 2 – 11 so there needs to be exceptional variety and choice for all.

As Chef Manager you will ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of food within the school and be an inspiring Chef who can develop the food service and the team. You will also be responsible for the book work/payroll for this location.

The successful candidate must also be up to date with current food trends and cooking techniques and be highly organised and calm under pressure. Previous experience in a similar position, preferably in the education sector would be advantageous.

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: Blain Shepherd
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Relief Chef Manager vacancies – Oxford/London/Northampton/Reading

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As required on a 5/7 basis

Job Information:

Are you looking for your next challenge? Would you like to work as part of a fast paced, vibrant contract catering company?  If so, we could have an opportunity for you!

Along with a competitive salary, we offer 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising with service to a maximum of 24 days plus bank holidays.  You will also have your mileage reimbursed and receive a company mobile phone.

Due to internal promotion we currently have an opportunity for an innovative and creative Relief Chef Manager. As a member of the Relief Team, your duties will include assisting the Location Managers running the day to day locations, assisting with new location openings, covering for Chef’s and Manager’s holidays and helping our busy function trade, both within school and B & I environments.

The Relief Chef Manager’s role demands sound culinary skills, excellent customer service and people management skills, with an aptitude for staff development/craft training and team building. In all locations there is day to day client contact therefore, an approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ approach. Effective leadership skills and an aptitude for budget control and day to day bookwork and due diligence administration will also be essential.

As a Relief Chef Manager, you would be responsible for the following:

·Providing holiday and absence cover and training for existing Chef Managers

.Supporting your Operations Manager with the day to day running of the business

·Ensuring Company bookwork is completed accurately

·Implementing and enforcing the company food standards

·Mobilising of new contracts

·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 onsite team members

·Food costings and menu development, ensuring strong budgetary control

·Delivering an excellent food service

·Able to deliver innovative food creations in line with the Clients expectations

·Delivering the Thomas Franks Vision

Previous supervisory or management experience is required as this is a demanding position where standards are exemplary. Minimum Level III Food Safety Training is required as is C&G 706 1 and 2 plus experience of equivalent minimum NVQ Level III in Professional Cookery plus 3 to 4 years relevant experience as a Head Chef, Chef Manager or Support Manager. An understanding of nutrition would also be an advantage.

You must hold a Full UK Driving Licence and be able to travel on a daily basis.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on excellent standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with passion, 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.

Please note, all candidates must have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this full-time role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process as will a trade test.

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 Allen, Darren Hall or Kate Rolland
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General Catering Assistant – Stafford

Salary: £7.77

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 4pm-8pm

Job Information:

Thomas Franks currently have an excellent opportunity for creative and effective General Catering Assistant to work alongside the team at a busy business & industry location in Stafford, working 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 4pm-8pm.

With training and uniform provided, ideally with previous experience of catering, or the ability to learn new skills, the successful candidate must be reliable and keen.

Duties to include: Basic food preparation, delivering buffets, cash handling, setting up the counters and service area, serving customers, general cleaning, clearing tables and dealing with stock control.

As this is a difficult location to access by public transport, it is essential that you have your own transport as some shift may be during a night shift.

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: Andy Keefe
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General Assistant – Beaconsfield

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective General Assistant to work alongside the team at a busy School location in Beaconsfield. Working Monday to Friday , offering 37.5 hours per week hours from 9am to 5pm , term time only with overtime available.

With training and uniform provided, Ideally with previous experience of catering, or the ability to learn new skills, the successful candidate must be flexible, reliable and fun.

Duties to include: Basic food preparation, delivering buffets, setting up the counters and service area, serving customers, general cleaning, clearing tables and dealing with stock control.

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. 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.

Contact: Kate Baker
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Catering Assistant – Northampton

Salary: £7.65 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 20 hours per week, 3pm-7pm

Job Information:

Are you a Catering Assistant looking for the next step in your career?  One of our Business & Industry locations has recently undergone an exciting transformation due to growth which has resulted in a number of additional positions within the catering team. We are looking for a Catering Assistant to work Monday to Friday, from 3pm – 7pm to join an effective and hard working team to deliver a 24/7 food service of the highest standard. This position will require someone who can work well within a team with great customer service skills and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

Overtime will be available to cover sickness and holiday.

The successful candidates will ideally have previous experience of catering, or the ability to learn new skills and must be flexible, reliable and fun.

Duties for the role will include; delivering buffets, cash handling, setting up the counters and service area, serving customers, general cleaning, clearing tables and dealing with stock control.

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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Chef Manager – Esher, Surrey

Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum

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

Job Information:

Are you confident in working in a fast paced and high volume catering environment?  We currently have an opportunity for a Chef Manager to have the overall responsibility for the catering function for this prestigious school based in Esher, Surrey. This is a fantastic school with brilliant opportunities to really make a mark with a vibrant contract caterer, with great career progression opportunities.

As Chef Manager you ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of food across the business. You will be an inspiring Chef who can develop the food service and will also be responsible for the book work/payroll for the catering function at this site.

Chef Manager – Term-time only

The hours for this position are Monday to Friday 40 hours per week, term time only at a salary of £23,000 per annum.

The successful candidate must also be up to date with current food trends and cooking techniques and be highly organised and calm under pressure.

This location also has hospitality, fine dining functions, external events and match teas. Previous experience in a similar position, preferably in the education sector would be advantageous.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on excellent standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with passion, 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.

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. A full Trade Test will be required.

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 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: Holly Norrington
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Chef Manager – London

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As required

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.

Chef Manager – Term time only £23,000 per annum

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef Manager. We are looking for an applicant who enjoys creative cooking and who can develop the close knit team of staff. The Chef Manager would have a client first attitude and be able to manage client expectations. The successful candidate will be expected to manage stock, bookwork and work within a set client budget. This is a fantastic school with brilliant opportunities to really make a mark with a vibrant contract caterer, with great career progression opportunities.

The position is to oversee the catering function for students, teachers and visitors on a daily basis, which provides vibrant and exciting choices for the lunch time service. The successful candidate must also be up to date with current food trends and cooking techniques and be highly organised and calm under pressure.

As Chef Manager you will ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of food within the school and be an inspiring Chef who can develop the food service and the team. You will also be responsible for the book work/payroll for this location. This location also has extensive hospitality and match teas. Previous experience in a similar position, preferably in the education sector would be advantageous.

Key skills:-

  • Excellent food knowledge and a passion for fresh ingredients and delivering great service. Up to date with current food trends.
  • Ensure that legal and company requirements are adhered to in respect of Hygiene, Health & Safety and Food Safety compliance.
  • A desire and passion to cook with fresh quality ingredients sources from local producers.
  • Be fully compliant with allergen controls
  • To continually strive to offer new food trends and ideas to the client with the overall purpose of developing exciting, nutritionally balanced menus.
  • Be financially aware
  • Have the ability to train and inspireAs 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
  • 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: Aidan Ross
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Front of House Supervisor – Milton Keynes

Salary: £18,000

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

Job Information:

Are you looking for the next step in your catering career?  Working at an exciting and innovative head office location, we currently have a newly created opportunity for an effective Front of House Supervisor in Milton Keynes. The hours for this position are 40 hours a week, working Monday to Friday.

Previous experience of front of house supervision would be an advantage, but is not essential although you must have experience of working in a busy catering environment and strong customer service skills to be successful in your application.

The basic duties are as follow: –

  • To manage & supervise all front of house staff
  • Carrying out general catering duties such as basic food prep, setting up counters, cleaning beverage machines and service areas.
  • The ability to serve customers in a timely manner with a friendly outlook
  • Stock control and cash handling
  • A flexible ‘can-do’ approach and the ability to deliver consistent excellence with a genuine smile, is essential. We are looking for a Front of House Supervisor with excellent customer service skills, someone who has a pride in their work and a strong emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Other duties will include serving customers and general cleaning.

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 contract catering company.

Contact: Hayley Payn
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Junior Sous Chef – Gerrard’s Cross

Salary: £23,000 per annum

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

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 currently have an excellent opportunity for a Friendly, Effective & hardworking Junior Sous chef to join our talented team in a prestigious private school in Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire. Working alongside the Sous chef & Chef manager you will be expected to cook daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning breaks, afternoon teas, working lunches, match tea, and occasionally fine dining dinners using only the freshest ingredient.

This role is customer facing so you will need to be polite and professional at all times. The school has 450 pupils with approximately 100 staff so catering at high volumes is required.

The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position and have experience in all sections in the kitchen including pastry, preferably in education, however training will be provided. The position requires an individual with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create menus alongside the other chefs in line with current trends and seasonal products.

  • Uniform will be provided
  • Training will be provided
  • Meals on duty will be provided
  • 28 days Holiday per year including Bank Holidays

Please note all successful candidates will undergo a full trade test and will be subject to an enhanced DBS application (funded by the company) and overseas checks. All candidates must be able to provide evidence of right to work in the UK.

Contact: Blain Shepherd
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Executive Chef – Henley on Thames

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: As required

Job Information:
  • Executive Head Chef – Prestigious Location – £35,000 to £37,000 per annum, working 5/7 rotational basis

Thomas Franks take pride and passion in creating fresh homemade food using local family own suppliers and we currently have a fantastic Head Chef opportunity in a prestigious private boarding school in Henley on Thames.

The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position and have experience in all sections in the kitchen including pastry, preferably in education or hotel. The position requires a strong calm leader with excellent communication skills and with the ability to create menus using current food trends and seasonal fresh products.

The role will involve managing a brigade of 6 experienced chefs and 3 kitchen porters. Providing meals for circa 450 pupils and 150 staff plus catering for functions and events including weddings.

Key skills:

  • Experience of managing a kitchen brigade
  • Excellent craft skills
  • Passionate about food
  • Be a strong and influential leader
  • Events and hospitality experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Must be up to date on modern food trends

The events and hospitality at this location will enable the role holder to showcase their food and menu development at this prestigious location.

 

Responsibilities

  • Providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning breaks, and afternoon teas, working lunches, match teas, extensive hospitality and events.
  • Managing, motivating and training the team.
  • 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 allergen control procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring dietary requirements are strictly managed and adhered to.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Executive Head Chef with a passion for fresh, nutritious and seasonal on trend food, the ideal candidate will be passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction.  If you believe you meet the requirements and are looking for a position where you can grow and make a difference, we would be delighted to meet you.

Please note all successful candidates will undergo a full trade test and will be subject to an enhanced DBS application (funded by the company) and overseas checks. All candidates must be able to provide evidence of right to work in the UK.

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 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: Petra Raglan
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Chef de Partie – Cheltenham

Salary: £18,000

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

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef de Partie who enjoys working under their own initiative within a small, friendly, busy team.

Preparing fresh, quality food for clients in a modern trendy environment you will have previous experience of working in a busy kitchen , a clean as you go approach with a can do attitude as well as a smart appearance.

The Chef de Partie’s role demands outstanding contemporary craft skills and excellent customer services, as this position will also include serving food to customers as a part of your duties. An approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ approach and consistent smile. You will need to work as part of a driven and positive team and working closely with the Chef Manager to deliver excellence on a daily basis.

The successful applicant will be eligible for a staff discount for Superdry.

If you are a great cook with high standards and always keen to learn more, this is an excellent opportunity.

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 fresh food company.

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

Contact: Blain Shepherd
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Catering Assistant – Trowbridge

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 30 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 an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Catering Assistant to work Monday – Friday, from 8am -2pm.

Duties will include:

  • Basic food preparation e.g. making sandwiches and baguettes
  • Cooking breakfast items
  • Weekly stocktaking and ordering of stock
  • Filling and cleaning vending machines
  • Cleaning and clearing of service counters
  • Washing up
  • Serving customers clients & visitors to the catering facility
  • Operating a till

The ideal candidate will be able to work well in this close-knit team of two as well as being able to work under their own initiative. 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.

This position is for an immediate start.

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: Clare Brown
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Food Service Assistant – Northampton

Salary: £7.50 hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 6am – 2pm Monday to Friday

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective food service assistant to work in a large volume operation, preparing sandwiches, snacks, beverages, cleaning and restocking vending machines, assisting with the till and general cleaning duties.

We are looking for a hard-working, fun and passionate individual to join a close-knit team in Northampton. Full training will be provided in this role.

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 fresh food 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: Jo White
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HR Manager – Hook Norton, Banbury

Salary: £40-43k per annum

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

Job Information:

SENIOR HR & TRAINING MANAGER (Full time role c. £40k-£43k plus Healthcare, Pension & Pool Car.)

To support our continuing growth and expansion, Thomas Franks require a CIPD qualified HR professional to expand our focus on delivering Client focussed HR strategies to our fantastic regional operations teams. Working alongside our creative and passionate Regional Directors, either in the North or South & Greater London, this  role will report to the Part-time HR Director, support our HR Department and will encompass the following key responsibilities:-

  • Develop and build strong, professional relationships with our management teams and regularly participate in Senior team meetings, leading people development and resource plans alongside the Regional Directors and HR Director,
  • Provide commercially focussed advice and support to the management team on all Employee Relations issues in line with Company procedures including performance management, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, change management, absence and sickness absence issues
  • Raise and improve Managers awareness of current and new Employment Legislation and in particular, embedding strong Safeguarding and due diligence practices across our Education portfolio,
  • Analyse and Identify trends and proactively address issues of high turnover, sickness and cost savings with the Business
  • Working with the business, leading from an HR perspective on restructuring & change management, including developing strategies and training interventions to build high performing, communicative teams who fully encompass our client expectations,
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with any local Trade Union representatives and employee forums, ensuring effective consultation is conducted.
  • Liaising with Operations Manager and Directors to assess, align, co-ordinate, design and deliver effective training interventions to meet the business needs, in conjunction with our Training Advisor.
  • Advise and influence reward and retention strategies to meet the business goals,
  • Lead, communicate and actively engage in Investors in People Accreditation,
  • Report to The Board on HR performance in line with business objectives and actively manage and promote special projects and activities as required for a cohesive People Management System.

The ideal candidate will be:-

  • An approachable and friendly individual, with a desire to make a difference in an ever changing, client focussed service environment where are teams are our most precious asset.
  • A proven HR / Training professional with experience preferably gained within a commercial and/or contract catering environment
  • Strong Employee Relations experience and the ability to both lead, coach and influence line managers effectively
  • Experience with TUPE and/or Acquisitions
  • Strong generalist HR background and experience of complex HR issues including redundancies, dismissals, grievances and change management and up-to-date knowledge of UK Employment Law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English) and able to articulate and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Experience of working in multi-site/mobile/remote capacity. This role will require flexibility and will include travelling to locations within England and Wales and occasionally Scotland
  • Experience in a group training capacity with the ability to design and deliver bespoke interventions for line managers and staff.
  • Ability to influence key decision-makers and to challenge when necessary
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and use own initiative
  • Team player but able to work autonomously and make own decisions
  • Ability to lead and support in a hands-on capacity when required.
  • Experience of presenting to potential clients
  • Ideally with experience of IIP

If you are ready for your next development move, have a passion for fabulous fresh food and outstanding service and are keen to use your skills and experience to enhance our people strategies, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send a current CV and covering letter to the below email address. This role is based in Hook Norton in Oxfordshire and will require an Enhanced DBS Certificate in relation to our work in education environments. We will also require references covering a complete five year period from the date of application and overseas checks for any period of residence or work in any country outside of the UK.

Contact: Emma Bothwell
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Chef de Partie – Marcham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £22,000 per annum

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

Job Information:

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 the resident residential guests.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented, hands on passionate Chef De Partie working 40 hours per week, 5/7

 

Key skills:-

 

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients
  • Food focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience is a similar role
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens

 

 

Due to the rural location, applicants would need their own transport due to limited bus links.

 

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 fresh food company.

 

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

Contact: Sriram Sankaran
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Catering Supervisor – Banbury

Salary: £9.00 Per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 hrs 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.

 

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 a Friendly & Effective Catering Supervisor to support the running of the hospitality department within a brand new Headquarters in Adderbury. This role is customer facing so you will need to be polite and professional at all times. This role will require you to manage all the meeting rooms hospitality, daily events and fine dining area for our prestigious clients. You will also be required to support on Lunch service when needed. A good knowledge of fine dining and VIP catering is an advantage. Some basic food preparation will be involved within this role.

  • Uniform will be provided
  • Training will be provided
  • Meals on duty will be provided

This is an opportunity for someone looking to further their career within the catering industry and with hard work and commitment there is the opportunity to work your way up through the company. Training will be given for the role and any other trained deemed necessary within your development.

Contact: Blain Shepherd
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Kitchen Assistant – Banbury

Salary: £8.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs 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.

 

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 a effective Kitchen Assistant willing to work and develop in a skilled team and assist with delivering excellence at a brand new location in Adderbury. This is a demanding position that will require you to manage daily general cleaning duties, some food preparation, maintaining high standards of kitchen hygiene at all times, receiving and checking and storing of deliveries.

Hours per week – 37.5 Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Uniform will be provided
  • Training will be provided
  • Meals on duty will be provided

This is an opportunity for someone looking to get into the catering industry and with hard work and commitment there is the opportunity to work your way up through the company. Training will be given for the role and any other trained deemed necessary within your development.

Contact: Blain Shepherd
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Administration Assistant – Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 20 hours per week

Job Information:

Thomas Franks are an 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.

Administration Assistant – 20 hours per week

We have an excellent opportunity for a administrative assistant working within a prestigious independent boarding school in Henley on Thames. Duties will include input of invoices, compiling costings, answering the telephone, filing, cashing up, organisation of paperwork and administration work associated with our company bookwork system. Experience of working in a similar role is essential

As you will be assisting with day-to-day client and customer contact, an approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude and a consistent smile. The ability to demonstrate effective organisation skills will also be key.

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.

A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is will also be required for any successful candidate. 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, year-round 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: Petra Raglan
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Chef de Partie – Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £22,425 per annum

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

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Chef De Partie Working 5 days from 7, 40 hours per week on  a shift rota basis with shifts either 6.00am – 2.30pm or 11.00am – 7.30/8.00pm.

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.

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: Tristan Matthews
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General Catering Assistants – Weekends Term-time only – Shaftesbury

Salary: £7.67 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 12 hrs per week

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.

1x General assistant 25 hrs per week 4 out of 7 days

1x General assistant 20 hrs per week 3 out of 7 days

2x Weekend general assistants 12 hrs per week Saturday and Sunday

Responsibilities include basic food preparation, clearing and cleaning of service counters and all food and beverage service areas. Serving all customers, clients & visitors to the catering facility to the standards set by Thomas Franks Limited and including dealing with queries, maximising sales and ensuring every customer and staff receives the best possible standard of customer service.

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 fresh food 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: Simon Owens
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Chef – Milton Keynes

Salary: £10.20 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 30 per hour

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for creative and effective Chef working in at a business and industry location, Monday to Friday.

We are currently recruiting for a Chef for our prestigious location in Milton Keynes, to work 30 hours per week.  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 and flexible and reliable.

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 in food ordering, due diligence systems and kitchen management.

•To adhere to set standards and HACCAP, Health & Safety etc at all times.

•Make sure that all service requirements are covered through planning of staff, food ordering, mise-en-place, etc.

•Excellent communication skills and be able to respond positively and promptly to requests from customers and clients;

Interview date – 19 July 2017

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 fresh food company.

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

Contact: Anneli Spencer
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Commis Chef – Chiswick, London

Salary: £16,500 per annum

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

Job Information:

Our passion for excellent food and service has led to our rapid growth in London and a unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated and creative Commis Chef to join our team at this innovative and busy location on a permanent basis.

Working as part of an established team Monday to Friday our chefs deliver outstanding quality and service; utilising creativity, food knowledge, skill and innovation.

Key skills:-

  • Ability to use initiative and work unsupervised
  • Reliable and enthusiastic
  • Knowledge of fresh ingredients
  • Exceptional culinary skills

If you have a real passion for excellence and high quality food we would love to meet you. Successful candidates will be service orientated, possess an understanding of current food trends and be enthusiastic, hard-working and a team player. If your standards meet with ours you’ll have a successful future in our dynamic and foodie company.

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

Contact: Stuart Williams
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