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Junior Section Chef

14 September 2021

Salary £20,660 to £22,362 plus benefits

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic person to join the Chefs Team within the Catering Department. 

Catering within Peterhouse is extremely diverse, and covers a range of functions in any one day. In Term we have the service of student meals and Formal Hall, Fellows lunch and dinner, private dinners and lunches, day meetings and conferences. Out of term we have conferences, weddings, summer schools and a range of other external functions. We treat every function, large or small, with the same amount of care and dedication.

The Junior Section Chef is one of a team of Chefs at Peterhouse. The post holder will be expected to work at given times in all sections of the kitchen.  The catering operation at Peterhouse is a varied and interesting one; requiring skills in a variety of different food styles and working within time pressures to achieve consistently high standards of food.

You will have at least one years’ experience as a chef working within a similar commercial environment.

You will enjoy 25 days annual holiday (plus Bank Holidays). The College kitchens are closed entirely at Christmas and Easter, leaving you 15 days to be taken throughout the year; free uniform; car parking whilst on duty, which is subject to availability.  We also offer Medicash, which is a medical cashback scheme where you can get money back for health-related things like, dentists, opticians, prescriptions etc. There is also a discount scheme within this which gives discounts off shopping, cinema tickets, utilities and travel etc. The College offers a pension scheme to eligible employees, after 3 months’ completed service.  The scheme is the Cambridge Colleges Group Personal Pension Scheme (CCGPPS) with Aviva.  Meals are provided free of charge when on duty and when the College kitchens are open.

For further information please contact the HR Manager on

The closing date for applications is 8.00am on 4th October 2021.