Cook / Baker

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £21,785.00 - £23,134.00 Per Annum

Location: Kincraig, Kingussie

The role

To prepare, cook or bake (role depending) all food for RZSS Highland Wildlife Park food outlets that deliver the highest standards of produce which not only exceeds our visitor expectations in flavour, substance and presentation, but is also in support of RZSS vision and mission.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Working with direction from the Catering Coordinator, prepare all raw food in line with hygiene legislation, minimising all food wastage through effective production. This can involve either cooking the day’s menu options or baking.
Ensure all food presented is of the highest quality, making sure of dietary requirements.
Assist with the set-up of the kitchen on a day to day basis.
Contribute to an effective ordering and stock control procedures by having an accurate knowledge of stock and informing Catering Coordinator when stocks are low.
Take responsibility for delivery and return processes, reconciliation, discrepancies and ensuring all stock is safely stored and easily accessible in line with Health & Safety guidelines.
Actively be involved in improving storage and stock and stock control systems, suggesting improvements in the overall layout and organisation.
Contribute to menu development and the analysis of food quantity and quality.
What we’re looking for:

You’ll be qualified to SVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification or relevant experience preferable
Have a good understanding of legislative requirements regarding food preparation and delivery.
Can demonstrate high level of catering competence.
What you’ll get in return:

37.5hr working week (5 out of 7 days)
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Free staff transport (from Inverness and local area)
Discount in both retail/catering
Opportunity to observe the work of our animal keepers first hand
Free admission to Edinburgh Zoo and other BIAZA listed UK zoos
Free admission to other local attractions (ASVA listed)
Additional benefits for permanent staff including employer contributory pension scheme access to a healthcare plan and supplemented Highlife Membership
Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

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Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 25/10/2023