Camp Cook: Residential Position

We require cooks for our residential summer camps. This is a position of responsibility within a professional and growing company. The successful candidate will ideally have a background in commercial catering, be self-motivated, have strong time management skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure whilst delivering excellent home cooked meals on time to clients.

Contract dates and location:
Kibblestone – Stone, Staffordshire.
Forest Camp – Northwich, Cheshire.
Beaudesert – Cannock, Staffordshire.
Tawd Vale – Parbold, West Lancashire.
Pikes Pool – Bromsgrove, West Midlands.

All contracts run from June – August 2020.

The position is residential on-site Monday – Friday. Accommodation is provided, this may be camping, although for the correct candidate living locally travelling in would be acceptable. If you can handle living in a tent for the length of the contract through good weather and bad whilst turning up for work happy and enthusiastic every day, you could be the right person for this job!

The cook will be required to lead a small team preparing and serving three quality meals a day for up to 350 young people and staff. The basic menu is balanced to provide the required nutrition for guests, using good quality but simple ingredients.

Sample menu:
Breakfast – Cereal, toast, fruit juice, beans or porridge.
Lunch – Sandwiches (clients prepare their own), crisps, fruit, flapjack.
Evening meal – Pasta Bolognese, chocolate muffin.

For this position the ‘end result’ i.e. the correct meal served at the correct time is the critical factor. The cook will be required to provide meals from Monday lunchtime to Friday Lunch. The successful candidate must be able to manage stock rotation, maximise the catering facilities at their disposal, ensure cleanliness and hygiene standards are maintained to the highest standards, manage special dietary requirements of clients and provide moral support to the staff team (its amazing how a chocolate cake can lift morale!).

Contract Value:
£450 – £500 p/w dependant on experience and a potential end of contract bonus of up to £250. The bonus is entirely performance related, based on client feedback and standards of duties performed. The bonus will only be paid if the full contract term is completed.

If you are interested in this post please contact our Head of Domestic Staff, Andy Cowans via leaving contact and CV details.

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