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Community Kitchen Head Chef

Job Opportunity


Canteen Cook & Manager at Cegin Hedyn Community Canteen


Job Description:

A cook/manager to run a “Pay What You Can” canteen that offers the local community a warm, welcoming and supportive place to eat.


We will use surplus ingredients from local farms, growers, suppliers & surplus food charities to create a hot, homemade, nutritious lunch affordable to all.



  • 12/16 Hours a week
  • Begins November 2022
  • £12 an hour
  • Working Days Tuesdays

Must haves:

  • A passion for a sustainable environment
  • A year in a head chef/managers role
  • Lead a team of volunteers
  • Menu planning using surplus ingredients
  • A willingness to document & share all your work to the project to share with it’s volunteers, customers and workforce.
  • Basic computer literacy (emails & rota management)
  • Good reading ability
  • Passion for cooking plant based meals and ability to cook delicious food.



  • Menu Planning Changing weekly/daily
  • Rota Management
  • Ordering 
  • Safety Management
  • Cooking plant based food from scratch
  • Key Holding
  • HACCAP management
  • Training, Co-Hiring & being responsible for kitchen volunteers.
  • Regular meetings with Deri
  • Cooking Christmas Dinner for the Community on Christmas Day.
  • Working alongside project manager
  • Organising Maintenance & Repairs of Equipment
  • Budgeting and costings
  • co-organising food events

To apply for the position please send a covering letter & C.V. to Deri Reed at enquiries@ceginhedyn.org.uk


To find out more about the project, visit our website www.ceginhedyn.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.


I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about the role please feel free to contact me by the above email.


Deri Reed