Head Cook and Catering

Location Bangor
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £26,955.06
Job ref: 185405

GLL is looking for a qualified Head of Catering and Cook to join our team at Blue Peris Mountain Centre, based in Snowdonia North Wales. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Head of Catering and Cook, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a Catering and Cook job, it's a career.  As a Head of Catering and Cook your duties will include planning menus and undertaking preparation, cooking and serving of food in accordance with environmental health standards, to provide healthy and nutritious balanced meals and snacks for our customers.


What you’ll do:


*  Manage the catering rota to ensure all catering is covered for all activity programmes.

*  Manage and mentor staff

*  Be responsible for, oversee and support the operation of the Centre’s souvenir shop.

*  To ensure all food and sundries are ordered in a timely manner, and that stocks are monitored.

*  Maintain overview of expenditure for catering and housekeeping

*  Monitor the quality of the produce, menus and service provided

*  Advise all catering staff in regard to centre polices

*  Oversee and manage catering and domestic requirements related to any off site's courses

*  Prepare and produce meals and menus

*  Ensure menus suit all customers regards diets

*  Ensure logistics requirements for each course are in place as required.

*  Oversee and keep track of all food monitoring and other related kitchen compliance

*  Receive, store and rotate food deliveries

*  Supporting the domestic team operating in the serving area (not table service but from the counter)

*  Perform kitchen set-up and close-down process

*  Alongside domestic staff assist with kitchen deep cleaning as and when required

*  You will be require to work shifts on a rota to meet the requirements of the catering service.


What you need:


*   You will already be experienced in catering / hospitality and with a working knowledge of legislation relating to catering venues

*   You'll understand everything from event catering to day-to-day kitchen work.

*   You'll ideally have a Minimum level 2 /3  qualification.

*   It is essential that you have a Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

*   With front-of-house experience, you'll be a great people-person, inspiring your colleagues as well as welcoming our customer

*   Experience of managing a staff tea

*   Work as part of the team to ensure the smooth operation of the centre

*   Provide excellent customer care and have good  multi-tasking skill

*   Follow all Normal & Emergency Operating Procedures as well as adhering to relevant product manuals

*    Fully participate in and engage in the training through centre –based training and on-going assessment on performance


As a leader within the leisure industry we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else.


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:

*          A salary of £26,995.06 per annum salary TBC

*          A Values driven organisation

*          Learning & development to support career development

*          Good Pension schemes

*          Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

*          A full time permanent position

*          Industry leading rates of pay

*          Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

*          Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

*          Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

*          Health assurance

*          Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

*          Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

*          25% off Red Letter Days

*          25% off Buy A Gift

*          20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.

*          Ride to work scheme

*          Free eye tests and discounted glasses


About GLL:


As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.


Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.


One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.


We offer two different types of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time
  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool


If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.


So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.


Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.


However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.