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Bristol Chef Trainer

Brixton, London

Posted: 15 Jan 2024

Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

Compensation: £26,000 - £28,000 pro rata, depending on experience

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

Migrateful is planning the third cookery class teacher training programme in Bristol. We are looking for a trainer with cookery teaching experience to join our team to lead on the training of 6 new chefs from refugee and migrant backgrounds with support from the Bristol Manager and London-based Migrateful Chef Development Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the growing Bristol project as we welcome a new cohort of chefs onto the programme and increase our impact in the city.

Contract Type and availability: 

  • Fixed short term 
  • Total of 6 days work between April and May 2024 (induction/chef interview support) 
  • Thereafter 3 days a week for 12 weeks (3rd June and 16th August 2024)
  • Working hours will be 8-5pm

If you are not available for these periods, please contact us to discuss before applying for the role. 

Person Specification

We welcome applications from people with a refugee or migrant background.


  • Cookery class teacher experience (or equivalent skills in delivering training, workshop facilitation and cooking experience) 
  • Recipe development and writing experience 
  • Strong organisation skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of people including marginalised groups
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be flexible and think creatively
  • Willingness to carry out an enhanced DBS check 
  • Supports Migrateful’s mission


  • Level 2 or 3 Food Safety certification 
  • First Aid qualification
  • Experience working with refugees and migrants 
  • Experience working with non-native English speakers 
  • Volunteer coordination or management 
  • Experience working in the hospitality sector 

Role & Responsibilities 

Responsible for:

  • Adapting Migrateful training materials where necessary 
  • Lead on delivering the chef training programme with support from the Bristol Manager
  • Setting up and cleaning down the kitchen with the help of mentors for each session 
  • Course admin - including managing mentor rota, communication with the chefs and organising ingredients ahead of each session
  • Ordering and distributing Chef’s Handbooks and Chef’s Welcome Packs
  • Point of contact for chefs and mentors to finalise their menu choices and quantities 
  • Taking notes during recipe testing and practice classes and feeding back to chef and mentors so changes can be implemented
  • Working with the Bristol Manager to coordinate the development of accurate and complete class documents, including recipes, class plans, allergen matrices, chef bios
  • Supporting chefs to fill out forms and impact surveys and evaluation 
  • Other reasonable tasks and responsibilities as required

Supporting Bristol Manager to:

  • Interview and onboard chefs - making sure we only onboard chefs who meet our criteria
  • Onboard and induct volunteer mentors - ensuring they understand the outputs expected, time commitment, 1:1 nature of working with chefs etc.
  • Pre-training admin such as setting up chef folders, WhatsApp groups, resources etc.  
  • Evaluate the Chef Journey in Bristol 
  • Establish good working relationships between chefs and facilitators  

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role, please contact Georgia on or 07843145256

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Application information

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We usually organise a brief phone call ahead of shortlisting candidates for an interview. 

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About Migrateful

We run cookery classes led by migrant chefs who are struggling to integrate and access employment, due to legal and linguistic barriers. Our mission is to empower and celebrate our chefs on their journey to employment and independence.