Assistant Chef Manager

Talkington Bates are a bespoke contract caterer who are currently recruiting for an Assistant Chef Manager to join the team at our clients in the Basildon, Essex.

With creativity and foodie flair, you will be working in one of our new contracts within a team of seven. Supporting the chef manager and stepping in to their shoes when required, you will be creating seasonal, nutritious, delicious food and inspired to contribute with innovative ideas for all aspects of food service.


You will be part of a team that will be providing breakfast and lunches for approximately 600 people. As the Assistant Chef manager, you will have high standards of hygiene, compliance, food safety. You will be comfortable whether in a customer facing role with a live theatre or salad station, or cashier working of a till if required in order to provde a seamless customer experience. We will provide chef development and training programmes.  The ideal applicant would need to be able to provide our guests a first-class customer experience from the moment that they step into our premises to the moment they vacate.

Hours of work: 7am – 3.30pm

Salary: £29,120 (£ 14.00 per hour)

Hours/week: 40 (Monday- Friday)

Benefits: Company sick pay, workplace pension, employee benefits package

Application deadline: 29th July

Expected start date: mid-August

Job Type: Permanent

As well as having excellent presentation and communication skills, you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for food and service and possess bags of enthusiasm.

You will:

  • Have excellent knowledge of current food trends and an eye for detail

  • Be innovative and creative with a desire to succeed

  • Must have fine dining experience and excellent culinary skills

  • Be a proven and hands-on Assistant Chef & willing to support should head chef cover is required

  • Work well under pressure with a calm, mature and professional approach

  • Be IT literate with financial acumen and effective food cost control

  • Possess an organised and structure approach to all aspects of the business

  • Manage site administration and bookwork

If you have the experience detailed and think this job is what you’re looking for, please apply below with your CV and  covering letter and we will contact you to arrange an interview should your application be successful.