Finishing Chef

Location: Gloucester Services

Dept: Catering

Job Code: GHM251

Do you want to work with fresh local ingredients and relish the responsibility for the food offer to our customers for an award winning business?

We are proud to be a food business, we love food and we think food is important, how it is sourced, how it is made and how it looks and tastes.  We make our own food for our Kitchens and in our Farmshop we form close partnerships with small producers who are doing something unique and brilliant.

Good food is at the very heart of everything we do. We believe good food matters. So we serve it where you would least expect it, on the motorway.   We were the first family run motorway services on the UK motorway network and over the past 45 years have grown to a business which has over 1100 people working with us over six sites. 

We could not do anything without our family of colleagues working together to create long lasting positive memories for our customer.  We are proud of our difference and are constantly striving to do it better.  We work with people who really care about food and where it comes from and want to share this experience with our customers.

Gloucester Services is a unique motorway service area on the M5 located near to Gloucester between Junctions 11A and 12.  We are proud that were the first ever motorway services to be listed 
in the Good Food Guide in 2016. We also collected the coveted Best Newcomer award at the Observer Food Monthly Awards in 2014. The award was judged by top food professionals including Jay Rayner, Tom Kitchen and Lorraine Pascale amongst others.

What we are looking for
Do you share our passion for good food and service and want to be part of a great team?

Do you want the opportunity to work with fresh local ingredients and relish the responsibility for the food offer to our customers?

Are you calm and organised in the kitchen with the ability to follow recipes and Company procedures to consistently high standards? 

Do you have an understanding of all areas of food hygiene and safety and systems to deliver the best quality dishes?

Do you embrace opportunities to develop and share your knowledge and skills with your colleagues?

Do you have experience as either a chef or cook in a catering or kitchen environment, with a love for food, how it is sourced, how it looks and how it tastes. We recruit people who share our values.

We are looking for a Finishing Chef to join our catering department to use traditional and home-made methods to produce the best tasting food for our customers.

The role will include preparing hot meals for our café and putting the finishing touches to the seasonal dishes created by our team of chefs in our central production unit. 

This is a full time position of 36.25 hours per week in 5 shifts over 7 days. It is a great opportunity to work in a kitchen with no split shifts and on a set rota. (Earliest start time is 6am and latest finish is 10pm)

Sound like you? Then send us an application and we'd love to discuss it with you further.

What we can offer you
In return we will offer you fantastic benefits across our six Westmorland Family businesses including;
Pay £8.96 per hour 
Free hot meal or meal allowance while on shift, as well as free tea and coffee
Between 25% and 75% discount on most items in our cafes and shops
Bus service from Gloucester City Centre to Gloucester Services which is subsidised by us for our colleagues
Free car parking
28 days holiday increasing with length of service to 33 days (pro rata'd for part time employees)
Contributory pension scheme after completion of your probationary period
Lots of opportunity to grow your career with us