In addition to academic and administrative staff, Merton College employs specialists in a wide variety of fields, including conference organisation, housekeeping, catering, landscaping and maintenance.

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Commis Chef

Permanent: £23,608 - £26,000 per annum dependent on experience

Hours:        full-time 40 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days, straight shifts

Exceptional opportunity to develop within an experienced brigade

We are seeking a Commis Chef who is looking for the opportunity to learn as part of a busy Kitchen brigade. You will join a team of experienced Chefs to develop your culinary skills and knowledge of food and its preparation.

You should have experience of and enjoy preparing and cooking a wide variety of fresh foods and it is essential that you share in our passion for creating exceptional meals.

 At Merton College we have a friendly kitchen who cook for our College Fellows, guests, students & staff. The food we produce includes formal and informal meals in both the Hall and Senior Common Room. We also cater for special events within the College and conferences through the summer vacation period. 

Benefits include 30 days holidays, uniform laundered by the College, meals on duty, the opportunity to join the Oxford University pension scheme and use of the College fitness room. 

For an informal discussion about the role prior to application please contact the Head Chef via email

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 26th July 2023

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

Commis Chef - Further Particulars

Commis Chef - Application Form

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

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