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Group Executive Chef

Amersham HP7 0DQ

Amersham HP7 0DQ

Job ID


Hours per week

35 hours per week

Hours of work

School hours

Type of Job

School time only


£35,000.00-£45,000.00 per year

Published By

People Team

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

Calling all chefs

Culinera have an opportunity for a hands on, hungry (!), Group Executive Chef!

We are looking for two chefs to join us; two capable, dynamic and hands on chefs who want to grow, flourish and work with us to provide exceptional school restaurant experiences. We are looking for someone who can turn their hand to a primary school kitchen as well as an 2000 on roll secondary school lunch service.

You’ll fit with us if you are willing to be truly flexible and field based. You need to have a positive attitude knowing your day could change at short notice as you divert to save the day elsewhere. Beings hands on means pitching in on mobilisations, doing the washing up, coming up with ideas, supporting in recruitment and training others. You will be part of a small team, led by our one and only Steve Barwick-Biggs; but you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of our company.

For the right person, the beauty of joining Culinera is true freedom to grow and limitless opportunity. As individuals, we are not defined by our job title or job description and hierarchy doesn't stop us from pitching in. Small company life means you’re involved in it all.

Key activities
- Support our location managers and Exec Chefs
- Own and develop our food concepts and menus

- Support our Culinary Team during presentations and foodie days
- Motivate those around you
- Be a team player

Our type on paper
- A proper foodie at heart
- Not afraid of hard work
- A true self-starter
- Hungry for career development; A job title is just that; it means nothing if you’re not willing to go the extra mile
- Know how to have fun
- Based in the Home Counties

We offer you
- 8 weeks holiday per year out of term time
- Car allowance
- Healthcare
- Life assurance
- Trips / team events

- Promotional opportunities
- Fair pair rises / remuneration
- Fun

The bottom line - You will get out what you put in. It is as simple as that.

If you believe in our vision and would like to be part of our journey, please apply!


The biggest thing for Culinera is that you have the right attitude. You need to be a happy, hardworking addition to our kitchen team and be able to commit to undertaking the training we require for H&S, Covid and compliance.


We want you to work WITH us to provide the very best school catering around. We give you access to training opportunities, both mandatory for your role and aspirational. We want everyone we work with to upskill, by undertaking NVQ’s and going to the next level. We are a small, local company, we have zero bureaucracy, are hands on and are100% committed.


  • Competitive rate of pay

  • Flexible holiday - take the school holidays off!

  • Eligible for participation in the Nest Pension Scheme

  • Opportunities for development within our amazing small company

  • EAP with Hospitality Action

  • Lots of reward and recognition opportunities 

About Culinera and safer recruitment

Culinera began life in January 2020 as a small, fresh-focussed caterer determined to disrupt the market and provide an exceptional service to schools. We have started to carve a reputation in the industry for innovation, customer service and skill. We put people, training and technology in the heart of our business to make sure we succeed. We want to recruit people who are committed to our vision of exceptional service, tasty food and customer care. 


Culinera are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Culinera expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the highest standards of professional behaviour at all times. We operate a strict safer recruitment policy that aims to ensures we recruit the right people. All successful candidates are required comply with our safer recruitment procedures which include reference checks and an enhanced DBS check.

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