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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.

Hospitality & Restaurant Supervisor – Chiswick, London

Salary: £10 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday

Job Information:

Working Monday to Friday, Thomas Franks are looking for a Front of House 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 member of the department’s management team, an approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ approach, and consistent smile. Effective leadership skills to lead and an aptitude for budget control and administration will also be essential. 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: Samuel Walsh
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Hospitality Assistant – Chiswick

Salary: £8.00 per hour

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

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for creative and effective General Catering Assistant working in at a business and industry location, Monday to Friday to help with serving, 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: Samuel Walsh
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Executive Chef Manager – South West Birmingham

Salary: up to £35,000

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

Job Information:

Executive Chef Manager – Prestigious, creative location – up to £35,000 per annum, Monday-Friday, 52-week contract

We have a unique opportunity for you to join us at our new location in South West Birmingham to work for an innovative and funky manufacturing brand.

Thomas Franks take pride and passion in creating fresh homemade food using local family owned suppliers and we currently have a fantastic opportunity for an executive chef manager to join us.

The ideal candidate must possess experience from within a similar position and have a working knowledge and passion for healthy, modern and creative cuisine with a focus on theatre food. The position requires a strong calm leader with excellent communication skills and the ability to create exciting menus in line with current food trends and seasonal fresh products.

Key skills:

·Experience of managing a kitchen

·Excellent modern 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, healthy food trends

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

Responsibilities

·Providing breakfast, lunch service, alongside healthy snacks, working lunches, hospitality and events.

·Managing, motivating and training the team.

·Responsible for stock taking, stock control, stock rotation and ordering.

·Menu planning, Nutritional information of food served 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.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Executive Chef Manager 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.

Contact: Gavin Young
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Commis Chef – Chiswick, London

Salary: £16,972 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 40 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: Samuel Walsh
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Front of House Assistant – Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £7.96 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 hours a week, 5 out of 7 day rota basis

Job Information:

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

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

The benefits of working for us include:

  • 20 days paid holiday per annum
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • Free parkin
  • Personal development

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

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) and a full trade test will form part of the selection process.

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

Contact: Alessandro Albanese
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Catering Assistant – Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Salary: £7.50 per hour

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

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Catering Assistant to join a thriving team in a prestigious, Independent School in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

Duties of the role will include:

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

Benefits of the role:

  • Free parking
  • Personal Development
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided

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

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. 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: Lorraine McDougall
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Chef Manager – Term-time only – London

Salary: 26,000 – 27,500 per annum

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

Job Information:

Thomas Franks are an experienced 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 full time Catering manager at one of our Key Locations, working on a term time only basis, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday within schools in the Hampstead, London.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and highly experienced Catering Manager to join this catering team. The post holder will be responsible for providing outstanding food and customer service to approximately 400 students and staff in a busy catering operation.There will be a number of high-end hospitality events which will enable the post holder to showcase their culinary skills. It is a role that requires proven leadership skills and business acumen as well as a passion for delivering exciting fresh and nutritious food and excellent customer service on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will have in depth knowledge of the hospitality industry; ideally in an educational or similar setting. You will also have proven experience of managing and motivating a large catering team and producing fresh, modern and high-quality home cooked meals within budgetary guidelines. A ‘Can do’ attitude, flexibility and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Key skills:-

·Cooking all food from scratch using the freshest ingredients

·Building and developing Client Relationships

·Implementing all company Health and Safety and Food Safety

·Leading, training and motivating onsite team members

·Food costings and menu development, ensuring strong budgetary control

·Delivering an excellent food service

·Excellent understanding of nutrition and allergen controls

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

·Basic Word and Excel working knowledge

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

Contact: Amal Sasikumar
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Senior Functions Supervisor – Private Members Club – London

Salary: £25,000 per annum

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

Job Information:

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

Senior Function Supervisor

Stunning Private Members Club – Knightsbridge

£25,000 per annum

A fantastic role for Senior Functions Supervisor has become available at this Prestigious Private Members Club in Knightsbridge. Thomas Franks provide all the catering services within the Private Members Club which caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room as well the functions and events.

As the Senior Functions Supervisor you will be responsible for the daily operation of the functions and events with a real focus on the highest standards of service. You will be responsible for coordinating functions with the team and training and motivating the staff.

Key skills:-

·Customer focused with a commitment to delivering exceptional levels of guest service

·Excellent organisation and time management skills with an eye for detail and the ability to use own initiative

·Able to work in a fast paced working environment and remain calm under pressure

·Current experience managing a strong team of waiting staff

·Proven experience within a similar role

·Strong knowledge of the hospitality industry

Hours of work – 40 hours per week, 5/7 as per the rota

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

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be able to provide reference details for the last five years.

Contact: Thore Carlsen
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Barista – Adderbury, Banbury

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 7.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday

Job Information:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Barista who is passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction. We are looking for someone who enjoys client/customer interaction.

The Barista would have a client/customer first attitude and be able to manage client expectations. The successful candidate will be expected to make & serve a selection of hot & cold drinks using a barista machine, manage stock & ordering, keep your counter look fresh & full with the support of your location manager. This is a fantastic head office location with brilliant opportunities to really make your mark.

The successful candidate must also be up to date with current trends, be highly organised and calm under pressure. Previous experience in a similar position is required

Benefits:

  • A great salary package
  • Meals on duty
  • Free onsite parking
  • 20 day holiday plus Bank holidays
  • Laundry service provided

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

Contact: Mary Ann Peregrine
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Sous Chef – Term time – Shenley, Radlett

Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 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. Our Chefs are the heart and soul of our kitchens!

Sous Chef – Term time

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and exceptional Sous Chef to work in a prestigious School in Hertfordshire.

The role will be to support the Chef Manager to ensure all food service and health & safety objectives are successfully achieved. The successful candidate would need to have excellent standards in all aspects of fresh food preparation, have supervisory experience, be pro-active, a team player, good communicator and be efficient, flexible and reliable. As well as passion, confidence and culinary flair, you will have experience of leading the kitchen brigade in the absence of the Chef Manager. An enthusiasm for fresh seasonal ingredients is essential.

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.

•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 – £21,000 per annum, Term time including additional training/inset and cleaning days

40 hours per week -5 days week, Monday – Friday with occasional weekends/evenings for special events.

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: Matt Steadman
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Chef De Partie – Cheltenham

Salary: £23,000

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 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.

Chef de Partie – 40 hours per week, 7am – 3pm Monday to Friday

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a friendly, effective & hardworking Chef de Partie to join our talented team at the prestigious Superdry Head office located in Cheltenham.

Working alongside the Chef Manager, you will be required to work at our location 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.

 Duties include:

 

  • Keeping a professional and polite demeanor at all times.
  • Innovate and create menus and dishes, that are in line with current food trends.
  • Work as part of a large team and cook daily breakfast, lunch and working lunches.
  • Having a genuine passion for food and using the finest ingredients to ensure the highest standards are met at all times.
  • Supporting the manager in ordering food as well as kitchen and systems management.
  • Setting standards to your colleagues and manage HACCP at all times.

 Key Skills:

 

  • A friendly customer focused individual.
  • Supportive of your team and key in helping them further develop their kitchen skills.
  • An experienced Chef, with a minimum of two years’ experience at a fresh food level.
  • Qualified in Managing Food Safety, and Managing Health & Safety Level 3 requirements, or willing to go on provided training courses.
  • Qualified in Professional cookery (or equivalent) at NVQ levels 2 and 3.
  • Able to get to and from the Head Office through your own form of transport.

 

Benefits Include:

  • An excellent basic salary
  • Access to the onsite discounted Superdry staff shop
  • Free parking.

 

 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: Blain Shepherd
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Chef de Partie – Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £11.20 per hour

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

Job Information:

Chef de Partie – 5/7 – 40 hours per week, shift work 6am – 3pm or 11am – 8pm

You will have the ability to create exciting dishes & learn new skills. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to produce fresh food for the daily service and 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.

At this independent school you will be providing a breakfast, lunch and dinner service on a rota basis for between 250 and 750 pupils at a time. There is also a high volume of functions, match teas and hospitality on a regular basis.  There is also opportunity within the company to progress and train, building on your existing skills as a chef.

Key skills:

  • Excellent food safety skills
  • Current/previous experience of working as a Chef de Partie
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for creating high quality food
  • Ability to work on their own initiative calmly when under pressure
  • Maintaining high health and safety standards

 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 – Swansea

Salary: Up to £20,000 pro rata, per annum, for the right candidate, Term Time Only

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

Job Information:

A dynamic Chef/Catering Manager is required for a prestigious educational contract in Swansea

Up to £20,000 pro rata, per annum, for the right candidate, term time only contract

Thomas Franks are a leading independent contract caterer with a reputation for excellence, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chef Manager in a Prestigious Independent School in Swansea

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, hands on Chef Manager with a passion for fresh, nutritious and seasonal on trend food, the ideal candidate will be passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction.

The position is to oversee the catering function for the students and teachers daily, Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, in a restaurant style setting, which provides vibrant and exciting choices for lunch and all of the schools catering requirements. The lunch service caters for around 240 pupils.

The duties for this role include: –

  • Menu planning, catering for special diets if required.
  • Ordering all provisions/ manage 3 other staff
  • Liaising with parents, the Head Teacher and Business Manager
  • Completing all bookwork on a weekly basis to include stock takes
  • Completing and managing the company due diligence and ensuring the site is compliant with all H&S regulations.
  • Day to day efficient running of a busy kitchen within a school environment

Key Skills:-

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Qualified Chef

You will be responsible for a small team, managing both back and front of house operations on site reporting directly into the Operations Manager. Your day to day contact will be with our Client and you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and leadership skills, building and nurturing a strong client / student relationship.

The menu’s at this location will reflect the current market, being innovative and appealing to the students and be on trend paying attention to healthy eating. Other duties will include managing the location budget food safety, HACCP, health and safety, staff training, payroll and administration.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience as a Chef Manager, ideally within the education sector.

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

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

Salary: £8 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 20 to 30 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 catering assistant.

General duties will include: Salad bar and grab & go prep, Hospitality, cleaning, serving, barista.

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 Oaks
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Mobile Catering Assistant – term time only – SL, HP, OX Postcodes

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent/Temporary Hours of Work: 37.5 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 mobile general catering assistant, must be willing to travel to SL, HP, OX post codes.

Working within school catering & B&I environments.

General duties will include: food prep, cooking, cleaning, serving, supporting the team at Location.

Must be willing to be part of the team and work well under pressure.

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 Oaks
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Chef Manager – Fareham

Salary: Up to £32,000

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

Job Information:

Thomas Franks are a leading independent contract caterer with a reputation for excellence, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a creative and effective Chef Manager in a new facility in Fareham who is passionate about high quality standards and customer satisfaction.

The position is to oversee the catering function for the customers daily, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, in a restaurant style setting. The ideal candidate must possess experience within a similar position and have experience in all sections in the kitchen, preferably in B&I. The Chef Manager would have a client first attitude and be able to manage client expectations.

Key skills:

  • Excellent craft skills
  • Passionate about food
  • Be a strong and influential leader
  • Hospitality experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be up to date on modern food trends
  • Experience with managing a location budget
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Qualified Chef

 

Responsibilities

  • Providing breakfast, lunch service, extensive hospitality
  • Managing, motivating and training a team of 3 staff
  • Responsible for stock taking, stock control, stock rotation and ordering
  • Menu planning and accurate costings
  • 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
  • Interviewing if required
  • Day to day efficient running of a busy kitchen

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Chef Manager 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.

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

Contact: Stuart Williams
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Kitchen Porter – Eg. Bristol

Salary: £7.65 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 37.5 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 in Bristol. The hours of work are 37.5 per week from 8am to 4pm.

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: Gill Lacey
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Kitchen Porter – Term Time Only – Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, 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.

You will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, Term Time Only to support the lunchtime service for the students.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a committed and effective kitchen porter able to work under their own initiative with the existing team. An approachable and customer focused personality is essential as is a flexible ‘can-do’ approach.

Duties will include:-

  • Ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible.
  • Collect and wash up pots and pans.
  • Clean food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery.
  • Unload food and equipment deliveries.
  • Keep the storeroom organised.
  • Keep work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised.
  • Ensuring the food preparation areas are clean and hygienic
  • Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately
  • Disposing of rubbish
  • Cleaning the food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas.

Benefits of the role include:-

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

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

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

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: Hugh Austin
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Kitchen Porter/General Assistant – Eversley, Hook

Salary: £7.65 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 20 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/General Assistant to assist in the smooth running of a busy kitchen in an Independent School in Eversley. The hours of work are 20 hours per week, term time only.

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.

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. 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: Gill Lacey
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Catering Assistant – Gerrards Cross

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent – Term Time Only Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, 10.30am – 5.30pm

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 & pupils, on a daily basis?

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a passionate and effective Catering Assistant to work Monday to Friday, 11am – 3pm at an Independent School based in Gerrards Cross. The successful candidate will be willing to work hard and develop in a skilled team, to assist with delivering excellence in a school environment in Gerrards Cross.

Duties for this position will include:

  • Daily cleaning duties
  • Basic food preparation
  • Maintaining high standards of kitchen hygiene
  • Serving pupils and teachers on the counters
  • Setting up the counters for the day
  • Clearing away the dining room after service

Benefits of the role of Catering Assistant include:

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

We will require you to complete a DBS upon being offered the position. This will be paid for by the company.

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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Assistant Chef – Rochdale

Salary: £8.20 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7am – 1pm daily

Job Information:

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

Duties of the role will include:

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

Benefits of the role include:

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

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

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

Contact: Mike Needham
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General Assistant – Rochdale

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 10 hours over 2 days per week

Job Information:

Working 2 days out of 7, 10 hours per week, we have an excellent opportunity for a General Catering Assistant to work alongside the team at a busy Business and Industry location in Rochdale.

With training and uniform provided, an affable and conscientious General Assistant is required to work at our site where the focus is on excellent quality fresh foods and outstanding service delivery. Ideally with previous experience of catering, or the ability to learn new skills, the successful candidate must be flexible, reliable and fun.

Duties will include:

  • Basic food preparation
  • Setting up the counters and service area
  • Serving customers
  • General cleaning and clearing tables
  • Dealing with stock control

Benefits of the role will include:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Free parking
  • Uniform provided
  • Training provided
  • 20 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
  • Personal development

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.

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

 

Contact: Mike Needham
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Weekend Chef – Shropshire

Salary: £12.75 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 18 hours Saturday and Sunday

Job Information:

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

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

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

Benefits Include:

  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Free parking
  • Personal development

The position is offering a salary of £12.75 per hour, term time, including additional staff days and prep days.

18 hours per week -2 days week, Saturday and Sunday.

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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General Assistant – Ludlow, Shropshire

Salary: £7.20 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 25 hours per week

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 Ludlow. Working Tuesday to Saturday, offering 25 hours per week hours working flexible times, 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.

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: Paul Flounders
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Commis Chef – London

Salary: £20,000

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

Job Information:

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

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a creative and effective Commis Chef in a prestigious private membership club in West London. The cuisine is modern European and as Commis Chef you will be required to work all sections of the kitchen.

Applicants for this role will need to have a minimum of 18 months’ experience as a Commis Chef in a Four/Five Star Hotel or fine dining restaurant and be able to demonstrate their culinary skills in this fast paced and dynamic environment.

Key skills:-

Passionate about food and working with seasonal, high quality ingredients

·Food focused

·Excellent communication skills

·Excellent team player

·Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, health and safety and allergens

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.   A trade test will be required.

Contact: Thore Carlsen
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Chef de Partie – South London

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 40 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.

Chef de Partie

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chef de Partie at this prestigious School in Dulwich. You will be required to work at our location 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.

The School is current undergoing extensive work to create a brand new kitchen and dining room facilities, which will be a wonderful addition.

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

The successful candidate will be strong independent worker having held a similar position previously will be self- reliant and have a can-do attitude. You will be require to work Monday to Friday to provide a full service and clean down the serving area and kitchen afterwards.

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 (maternity cover) – Salcombe

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Contract Type: Temporary Hours of Work: 35 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 …..

We have an exciting opportunity to cover one of our independent Schools nursery’s as a chef cooking fresh and quality food for approx 120 children daily, you will be responsible for all diligence and ordering of ingredients to the menus provided, at location and report daily to the chef manager at the partnering school a mile away.

This is a temp position covering maternity, but may lead onto other business within Thomas Franks once proven your abilities.

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 – outside term time – Winterbourne, Avon

Salary: £10 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent part time Hours of Work: 7.30 to 14.30 Monday to Friday outside term time

Job Information:

Chef – Outside term time

School Holidays cover

·Winterbourne, Avon

· Part time 07;30 to 14:30 Monday to Friday

· £10.00 per hour

·Start date October Half term

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.

A position has become available in a lovely happy primary school in the area.

Previous experience of catering within an educational setting and the ability to work alone are essential. The successful candidate must be professional, reliable, friendly and be committed to delivering excellent customer service with a consistent smile. The ideal candidate should be a good role model for our students, showing commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils. This is a part time outside term time only contract position working 7 hrs a day over the holidays, around 6 weeks a year; there is flexibility to accommodate the candidate’s availability.

Duties for the Chef will include food preparation, setting up the counters, preparing the service area, washing-up, general cleaning and clearing down. Catering needed is for an average of 45 children per day. Feel free to request a visit before deciding to go ahead with the application process.

Interviews will be taking place on week commencing 9th of october, applications for the position will close on 6th October at 8am.

If you have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our team. In return we offer a competitive salary, enrolment to company pension scheme, and a personalised training and development plan.

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 may be required for some positions.

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: Txema Garcia
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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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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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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 – Eversley, Hook

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 – 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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Assistant Chef – Ludlow, Shropshire

Salary: £10.00 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 £10.00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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