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Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire

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Hours per week


Hours of work

As required

Type of Job



Compensation will be benchmarked with the industry; including fair renumeration, company car, private health care, bonus schemes, team events and whatever else we add in as we grow.

Published By

Emma Wood

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

We are looking for a rising star OR an experienced hand to support our Operations Team. We aren’t particularly fussy about what you’re called as the right fit is more important to us. We haven't recruited for this role before, and we are very keen to see who is out there.

Rising stars- get in touch!
Experienced operators - get in touch!

The key things you need to know are:

🟡 We look for people who aren't afraid to get stuck in; be covered in flour and build a flat pack or two
🟡 We work as a team; no hierarchy, no bureaucracy and no blame culture
🟡 Culture is everything - no one likes a bossy-boots
🟡 We deliver what we promise to each other, to clients and to the environment
🟡 We are owner-operator, and we will stay this way. No Shareholders.
🟡 We like new ideas and for people to say what they really think. Your opinion matters - shout it out! You really do have an influence and say.
🟡 We're looking at a 52-week role. There is lots to do!
🟡 Low manager to school ratio. High skill / high commitment.

🌎 Culinera ethos: To serve delicious food that is made from scratch in our kitchens every single day, and to create the best place to work for our people.

If this piques your interest, then get in touch – submit your CV or send your name and number to We’ll give you a call to have a chat and help figure out if we’re a match.

We want great people, who want to work but have FUN. Our industry is hard, but it is massively rewarding and anything but boring.


Leader of people, financial acumen and a commercial approach


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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