Kitchen Team Leader - Production - Full time

Location: Gloucester Services

Dept: Catering

Job Code: GHM232

We are looking for a Chef team leader to join our Production department, that prepares hot meals for our cafés.


We are proud to be a food business; we love food and we think food is important – how it’s sourced, how it’s made and how it looks and tastes.  We make our own food for our Kitchens and in our Farmshop we form close partnerships with small producers who are doing something unique and brilliant.


Good food is at the very heart of everything we do. We believe good food matters. So we serve it where you'd least expect it - on the motorway.   We were the first family run motorway services on the UK motorway network and over the past 45 years have grown to a business which has over 1100 people working with us over six sites.


We couldn’t do anything without our family of colleagues working together to create long lasting positive memories for our customer.  We are proud of our difference and are constantly striving to do it better.  We work with people who really care about food and where it comes from and want to share this experience with our customers.


Gloucester Services is a unique motorway service area on the M5 located near to Gloucester between Junctions 11A and 12.  We are proud that were the first ever motorway services to be listed

in the Good Food Guide in 2016. We also collected the coveted 'Best Newcomer' award at the Observer Food Monthly Awards in 2014. The award was judged by top food professionals including Jay Rayner, Tom Kitchen and Lorraine Pascale amongst others.


What we’re looking for


Do you share our passion for good food and service and want to be part of a great team?


Do you have experience as a chef or cook, leading a busy kitchen team?


Do you have a love for food, how it is sourced, how it looks and how it tastes? We recruit people who share our values.

We are looking for a Chef team leader to join our Production Kitchen who has the relevant experience within a busy kitchen environment with high volume food preparation and people management experience.

Responsible for supervising a team of chefs this role would be ideal for someone who has excellent communication and time management skills. You will lead by example to ensure effective running of the shift and that your team consistently deliver an exceptional level of service to our customers.  The role would be ideal for someone who is passionate about sharing their experience and skills to motivate and develop others to achieve excellent standards and their personal best.


This is a full time position working 36.25 hours per week in 5 shifts over 7 days on a set 3 week rota Shifts are usually 6am to 2pm but will require some flexibility.



Sound like you? Then send us an application and we’d love to discuss it with you further.


What we can offer you

In return we will offer you fantastic benefits across our six Westmorland Family businesses including;

·        Pay £9.99 per hour (different rates of pay for those aged under 18)

  • Free meal allowance while on shift, as well as free tea and coffee
  • Between 25% and 50% discount on most items in our cafes and shops
  • Bus service from Gloucester City Centre to Gloucester Services which is subsidised by us for our colleagues
  • Free car parking
  • 28 days holiday increasing with length of service to 33 days (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Contributory pension scheme after completion of your probationary period
  • Lots of opportunity to grow your career with us