JOB DESCRIPTION FOR CHEF at The Project Cafe CIC HoursApprox. 14-16 hours per weekIncluding occasional full-time cover (up to 42 hours per week) Wage £8.21 per hourLunch, coffee and tea included Duration Ongoing pending 1 month trial period
Job descriptionThe Project Café CIC team are looking for a chef for its busy and thriving community café in the centre of Glasgow. This is an opportunity for someone who is looking to be part of a fantastic small team making a positive difference through serving thoughtful and creative vegetarian food.The candidate must have a strong knowledge of working with fresh and seasonal vegetables on a daily basis. The café’s menu currently changes each day and is created around a set menu template. We have plans to restructure the menu this summer to include a simple, local, beautiful menu for breakfast service, as well as a simplified deli counter menu. This is an exciting creative opportunity to help us dream up and implement the new menu. We are looking for someone who can work in a self-directed manner and who is also able to work collaboratively within a team.
The Role - To create a fresh, vegetable based menu using local and organic ingredients and produce on a daily basis - Competing external or in-house catering to a high standard - To maintain the kitchen in a highly organised and functional manner; clean, tidy, safe and hygienic at all times - To maintain HACCP systems including temperature assessing and recording - To communicate with the front-of-house team the details of the menu, ingredients and allergens, and how the food should be presented and served - To place orders and communicate effectively with our suppliers on a weekly basis - To communicate effectively with the team regarding orders, stock and menu - To, on occasion, work with a volunteer guiding them to help you prepare the daily menu .
It is important to share that this role is unique in its opportunities and boundaries of the produce that is available seasonally, which lends itself to using your own creativity in response to the parameters. You will be working in close proximity within a small and supportive team, and at the same time self-motivation and self-direction along-side self critique is needed to produce consistent and beautifully tasting food. You will be in direct contact with producers and suppliers, which is a vital part of bringing awareness to locality and season and brings appreciation to the uniqueness of working with such carefully grown produce.
It is essential that the applicant has extremely strong communication skills and has the ability to work openly with feedback in a productive and non-defensive way. Commitment to the role and to keeping high standards of organisation and health and hygiene procedures is fundamental. While the wage is minimum, the opportunity is deep and broad, and we are working hard to aim to raise the wage. Several things our current chefs appreciate about the role are:
- A strong sense of community working as part of a close, non-hierarchical team. - A working environment that supports the personal creative practices and pursuits of staff members. - Close communication with local growers and suppliers, which brings a feeling of respect for ingredients and connection to the land. - Huge scope for creativity with a menu that changes daily and also within a team that values everyone’s feedback and ideas for change. - Meals, tea and coffee provided on shift and 20% discount on tea, coffee and food generally. - Events space available for free - Cost price on all products that we stock in our shop
How to apply The deadline is Wednesday 31st July with the position starting on the 12th August 2019. You are invited to submit a CV along with a cover letter outlining why you would love to join this team to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you to invite you for an interview with the potential to arrange a trial shift in the kitchen with the current chef. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!