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Cook for Good
Posted: 7 Jun 2021
Deadline: 25 Jun 2021
Compensation: £35,000 - £38,000 per annum
Paid Full-time Permanent
A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced chef to take on the food operations of an innovative new social enterprise based in the heart of Kings Cross
ABOUT COOK FOR GOOD
Cook for Good is a social enterprise rooted in cooking and sharing food. We run virtual and in-person corporate team building experiences and invest our profits into food-focused community projects. We believe food has the power to bring people together and change lives. We have a clear mission: to build confidence, connections and communities through cooking.
So we’re building a community hub, including a kitchen and surplus food pantry, on a housing estate in the heart of Kings Cross, with the aim of supporting local people to come together and experience the joy of learning new skills, the pleasure of cooking from scratch, the fun of sharing with others and the warmth of their community. All supported by businesses who share our purpose and want to use their team-building budgets as a force for good.
Our enterprise is new, but our founders are highly experienced. Karen Mattison has been building and growing social enterprises for the past 20 years – largely in the arena of women and employment. Robinne Collie has been running team building food-based events for 20 years. We have been developing Cook for Good for the past 2 years…now we are ready to take it to the next level.
We have support from organisations and individuals as diverse as Peabody Housing, Facebook, Nigella and Ed Balls.
We have done the prep, and now we are ready to cook!
COOK FOR GOOD SERVICES
Cook for Good will be operating two facilities both based on the Priory Green housing estate in Kings Cross:
In addition to the community classes, we will be running a programme of revenue generating events in the kitchen, including corporate team building events, private catered events, kitchen hire and fundraisers.
We are looking for someone really special to take on this pivotal role running all the food services at our new location in Kings Cross.You will be a chef with extensive experience not only of running food services but also of teaching and mentoring others.You may be looking for a change in work/life balance moving from a traditional kitchen environment of extended unsociable hours. You will be highly organised, a brilliant communicator and excited by our mission of building a community kitchen and pantry that is open and welcoming to everyone in the area - businesses and residents alike. You will be motivated to want to make a difference, to help people improve their lives through food and cooking.
The Food Operations Manager/Chef will have full responsibility for the entire food operation across kitchen and pantry. Specifically:
The role will start with focus on the operational setup and running of the pantry (while the kitchen is being built) and then will expand to include the kitchen as we roll out the programme of services.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
TERMS & CONDITIONS
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this role please send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this role, what experience you will bring to it, and why you want it.
Application Deadline 25th June 2021
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About Cook for Good
Cook for Good is a not-for-profit organisation with a clear mission: to build confidence, connections and communities through food. We believe that cooking has the power to bring people together and change lives, and that connecting businesses and communities through food can be transformational for both. So we have created a model which uses cooking to build links within and beyond communities, allowing everyone involved to feel good about what they have made, and what they have made happen.