Professional Cook at our Café on the Park

40 hours per week Monday – Friday from 7.00am until 3.00pm – No evenings or weekends!

1/2 hour break, not to be taken between the peak hours of 11am and 2pm

23 days holiday (of which 3 are compulsory over the Christmas closure). Plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

Directly responsible to the Cafe Manager.

Responsible for 1 x Kitchen Assistant.

  • Preparing and serving a variety of high quality light meals and snacks to a consistently high standard.
  • Prepare high quality, appetising and well-presented food at all times.
  • Prepare and present freshly cooked menu dishes.
  • Pro-actively develop a variety of nutritionally balanced menu choices.
  • Listen to all comments and feedback from customers and respond appropriately.
  • Liaise and work closely with the Café Manager to provide work experience opportunities for the Clients of Jigsaw+.
  • Comply with Health & Safety and Food Hygiene regulations and maintain excellent standards at all times.
  • In accordance with food handling and hygiene regulations ensure food is packed, labelled and stored correctly.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned to you by the Cafe Manager.
  • Ensure all areas of kitchen are clean and maintained to the highest standard.
  • Monitor and ensure that food wastage is kept to a minimum.
  • Report equipment problems to the Café Manager.
  • Participate in relevant training to achieve required standards.

Health & Safety and Food Hygiene:

  • Understand and implement Food Hygiene, Health and Safety policies and emergency and fire procedures.
  • Promote safe working practice and ensure the security of the workplace is maintained at all times.

Line Manage

  • Line Manage 1 x Kitchen Assistant, setting targets and monitoring performance.
  • Responsible for allocating and overseeing workload on a daily basis.


  • Carry out administrative tasks as required.
  • Carry out commercial activities as instructed.
  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Jigsaw Trust and its individual divisions.
  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.
  • Adhere to all Jigsaw policies and procedures within the defined timescales.

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