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Food graduation

Hiring: Chef

Cliff College is now seeking an enthusiastic and positive individual to join our team as a full-time chef.

Cliff College, situated in Calver in the Hope Valley, is a busy College with a 50 bed conference centre and student accommodation for 30 residential students. We operate a seven day a week operation, catering for a wide range of customers including students, staff, conferences and other guests. We also have a number of special events throughout the year including graduation, Christmas and Cliff Festival.

As a chef you are at the heart of our operation and you will contribute to our ongoing success. You’ll be working in our friendly team and sharing your passion as a foodie. You will be able to handle a busy service and work alongside the other kitchen team members. You will have a good understanding of health & safety and hygiene standards. This position is a good opportunity for someone who wants to gain the knowledge of this side of the catering industry. In this job we want to help you grow as an individual, forming connections with colleagues and customers as well as improving your personal development in the hospitality industry.

Requirements, responsibilities and application details

We are looking for someone with the following qualities and experience:

  • someone who is reliable, patient and has a positive attitude;
  • someone who is proactive and has good personal hygiene;
  • someone who can assist in all areas of the kitchen, including washing-up, food preparation and cleaning;
  • someone who is able to work as a part of a team in a fast-paced environment;
  • someone with a food hygiene certificate - this would be an advantage but the certificate can be obtained after application.

While we would prefer applicants with three or more years of experience, we will consider applicants with less experience than this.

This position is a full-time role, working a 40-hour week including weekends but with no late-night finishes. The annual salary for this role is £23,000.

For more information please contact Robin, our Catering Manager, on 01246 584200. To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to our Catering Manager at