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Teaching Chef

Jamie Oliver Group


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Our Dynamic Team as a Teaching Chef and Inspire Culinary Passion


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Become part of a leading cookery school dedicated to creating exceptional culinary experiences and fostering a love for cooking. Our vibrant and dynamic school is on a mission to become the best in the UK, offering a supportive culture, competitive benefits, and a platform to share your passion for food and teaching.

Role Summary

  • Lead interactive and engaging cookery classes.
  • Provide excellent hosting and ensure a memorable experience for guests.
  • Operate classes efficiently with minimal food waste.
  • Adhere to food safety, hygiene, and health and safety standards.
  • Contribute to the team's growth and embody the company’s culture of passion for food and excellence.

Role Requirements

  • A love for food and a passion for teaching and hosting.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Confidence in cooking and interacting with large groups.
  • Level 3 Food Hygiene Training or equivalent.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings.

We’re looking for someone to join our teaching team and make this role their own.  Create fantastic experiences, inspire the public, and cook delicious food! 


You’re here to lead best-in-class cookery classes and experiences.  You’ll be responsible for hosting, teaching and inspiring all our guests, across all our lessons.  Your key duties will be to prepare for, set up and lead each class, followed by clearing down.  Your love of food and passion for people will ensure every guest has an excellent experience with us.  Your drive and hunger will ensure shifts are run professionally and efficiently.  

You're here to make a positive difference to every customer that joins us, and help us become the best Cookery School in the UK.


As Teaching Chef and to achieve the above, you have five key pillars of your role: 

Excellent Teaching 

Excellent classes and experiences are require excellent teaching: 

  • Superb communication & presentation skills
  • Confident cooking ability 
  • Championing Jamie values 

Excellent Experiences

Our classes are more than just lessons.  They are experiences that inspire, excite, and create memories:  

  • Welcoming & Hosting.   You are the host of the whole experience!
  • Stick to the lesson plan.  
  • You are the focal point of any experience - the star of the show, and the glue that holds things together.  There’ll be a positive, dynamic energy about your presence.  

Operational Excellence 

You are responsible for your shifts being run in an optimal manner.  They must be efficient, effective and professional:

  • Efficient use of resources.   Ensuring food waste is kept to a minimum.  
  • Effective use of your time, completing jobs for the school that go beyond your classes.  
  • Supporting Chef Leadership Team with the operating and evolution of the school, where required. 

Food Safety, Hygiene & Health and Safety

You are responsible and accountable for our exceptionally high regard for food safety, HACCP, H&S, and hygiene. 

  • Food safety.  Having taken Level 3 Food Hygiene Training, you must adhere to what you’ve learned at all times. 
  • HACCP & Health and safety.  You will follow all HACCP guidelines, and healthy and safety requirements.     
  • Hygiene and presentation.  You’ll have a high level of respect and care for the businesses, and your own hygiene and presentation.

Embody Team Culture 

We have a strong team working culture, that everyone plays a part in.  You should embody our culture of: 

  • An obsession with the world of food.  A curiosity to learn more and more.  
  • A passion for people.  And a motivation to deliver memorable experiences.  
  • A drive for hard-teamwork.  An intense pursuit of excellence.  Always striving to grow, develop and improve - at a personal, team and business level.  


We’re looking for someone who’s obsessed with food, passionate about people, and with a drive for hard-teamwork. 

You’ll be a very confident cook, and even more confident around people.  You’ll be a fantastic communicator, and presenter.  

You’ll have experience in cooking and/or communicating to large groups.  We’re looking for someone who shares our love of teaching and experiences, and wants to thrive in our dynamic, vibrant school.  


  • The busiest time of our school is weekends and evenings - the role requires that you work weekend and evening shifts. 
  • Working week: 48 hours per week 
  • Annual leave: 32 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • A friendly and supportive company culture
  • Competitive Salary & Bonus
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Life Insurance & Permanent Health Insurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme at no cost
  • Lots of Training and Development opportunities
  • Fabulous Food perks including Free Breakfast at the office & Subsidised Lunches
  • Social Events, Discounted Gym Membership, plus Massage Appointments on site

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