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Trinity College is looking for an ambitious Commis Chef to join our skilled team of chefs who produce the College’s innovative high-quality food.  The Catering Department, of circa 75 staff, prides itself on the food and drink service it provides using ingredients and applying cooking techniques from around the world.  The department caters for a variety of people, events and functions which include daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, fine dining, large Feasts, and occasions such as weddings.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to enhance and learn new skills under the direction of our Executive Head Chef and Shift Head chef in a state-of-the-art modern kitchen. Applicants must be creative, enthusiastic and have a professional attitude to work.  Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a busy team are essential.  A good working knowledge of health, safety, and hygiene together with awareness of special diets and nutrition is important.

We welcome applications from candidates who have experience in a working kitchen and wish to progress and develop and their culinary career.  You must have knowledge of allergen legislation and dietary requirements and will ideally be qualified to NVQ 1 or have relevant experience and hold basic food hygiene certificate.

Hours of work are 75 hours per fortnight worked on a straight shift’s rota.

As well as a salary of £21,957 per annum (£19,605 per annum plus shift allowance £2,352) we offer:

  • Contributory workplace pension with generous employer contributions (up to 16%)
  • Non contractual Christmas bonus
  • Five weeks annual leave (plus public holidays) and long service holiday accrual
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private health and dental care upon successful completion of probation
  • Subsidised on-site gym
  • Subsidised/free annual staff outing day and various social activities throughout the year

Closing date: Wednesday 12 October 2022.

All applicants for jobs at Trinity College are asked to complete the College application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, which can be found below.

Completed application forms should be returned to:  [email protected].


This vacancy closes on October 12, 2022 - 11:59 pm

Hiring team: HR

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