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Commis Chef

Deadline for applications: N/A

Salary: £9.50 per hour
Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for a Commis Chef to join our busy catering team, working 40 hours per week, across 5 days, including weekends. If you enjoy working in a fast moving environment and being part of a large team this could be the role for you!

Bellerbys College Brighton is based in a modern building in central Brighton close to the rail station. We are a well-established global company that prepares international students for university degree programmes, teaches high school education, and teaches English language courses. Study Group owns and operates colleges and also partners with more than 50 universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia.

Key responsibilities

  • To be an ambassador for the catering services at UK Study Group
  • To have a friendly and approachable manner in order to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all customers who use the catering facilities
  • To help promote and maintain company standards as outlined in the department standards and company handbook.
  • To comply with statutory Health and Safety, Food safety and Fire regulations
  • Preparation of food to the required standard as directed by the chef in charge completed in a timely and organised manner
  • To undertake any general kitchen duties including assisting the kitchen porters, serving on the hot counter, general cleaning or any other tasks as required
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness (clean as you go) complying with legislation and standards set by the chef. Use cleaning products in accordance with COSHH training and procedures
  • Assist the chef in charge with HACCP records as directed, reporting any discrepancies immediately to the chef in charge
  • Reporting to chef in charge any food wastage and recording this on daily wastage sheet
  • Adhering to the FIFO policy when using and storing food ensuring that any items are stored in their correct place, labelled and sealed according to company HACCP policy
  • To undertake any function or hospitality duties as and when required
  • Ensure high levels of personal hygiene are kept to at all times in accordance with the company hygiene policies.
  • To attend team meetings as and when required
  • To attend any training courses as required including those which may take place outside of normal working hours.
  • To carry out any reasonable request by a member of the management team


  • Must possess a willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities
  • Show interest and passion for food and food production
  • Good team player who is able to work together with colleagues and adapt to changing work loads and routines
  • Methodical and organised with excellent standards of cleanliness and food safety compliance
  • To have a friendly and approachable manner in order to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all customers who use the catering facilities
  • Level 2 Food hygiene (training can be given)
  • Basic Health & Safety
  • COSHH awareness
  • Fire safety awareness
  • Child protection Level 1 & 2
  • Customer service awareness
  • NVQ L2 Food preparation or equivalent (desirable)
  • Experience of food production in a busy team environment

Key benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced pension scheme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, Wellbeing centre, and much more.

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see our Candidate Privacy Policy.

How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.