Luminate Education Group

Senior Chef Manager (Reduced Year) (LUM260)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£24,886 to £26,359 Per Annum, Pro Rata
28 Nov 2022
09 Dec 2022
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Full Time


The food services and catering department are at the heart of the student experience, and it is our shared aim that we provide an environment that creates a better future through inspirational actions that will change lives.

The values that guide us as a team are, trust, integrity, compassion, fairness and inclusion and these values guide us throughout our working day. The catering department is a fast paced, hard-working environment but one that is underpinned by optimism and fun.

We offer a generous support package which includes 27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and additional time off between Christmas and New year.  We offer a generous pension scheme with the employer contributing up to 17.3% plus other great benefits. 


  • Effectively manage the café delivering an excellent high-quality customer service 
  • Cook and prepare all meals and snacks for the Café, ensuring menus are innovative and nutritious, current and meets the needs of our customers 
  • Control the budget for the purchasing and ordering of food, achieving GP margins and control other costs associated with in the business 
  • Motivate and train the team of Food service assistants to ensure they provide a high-quality service for our customers & students 
  • Accurately account for the receiving, recording and storing of monies 
  • Accurately record purchasing invoices and manage stock to achieve the budgeted GP 
  • Support other chef managers and staff within the department working at different sites 
  • Responsible for the catering team and manage any staffing issues effectively 
  • Ensure all due diligence, HACCP and allergen legislation is adhered too at all times 
  • Maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene in all areas of the department 
  • Regularly gain feedback from customers to develop and enhance service provision 
  • Be prepared to work within any of the Colleges outlets 
  • Any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, which may be required from time to time 
  • Responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults


  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience
  • Experience working in kitchens producing and serving food
  • Good knowledge and experience of health and food safety practices
  • Strong eye for detail and an understanding of how this can impact the user experience

Contact Us

For further information please contact:

Graham Wright

About Us

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development. Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest growing and most innovative education groups in the country. 

We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our student's including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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