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Executive Chef - Borehamwood

Hertswood Academy, Cowley Hill, Borehamwood WD6 5LG

Hertswood Academy

Job ID


Hours per week


Hours of work

As required!

Type of Job

Permanent - term time plus three weeks



Published By

People Team

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

We are less ‘school food’ and more restaurant quality food, therefore we look to recruit people from all industry backgrounds. Our teams build rapport, get creative and have fun; helping students to explore different cuisines and build good food habits for life.


Our schools are known for aiming high and achieving excellence and this is exactly what Culinera are looking for; people who continually improve and push standards.


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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