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Commis Chef


Location:  Egham
Salary:  £19,472 per annum - including London Allowance
Full Time, Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 31 October 2021
Reference:  0821-281-R-R

Full-Time, Permanent

Royal Holloway University of London is a unique and exciting venue catering for circa 10,000 students in a range of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars and an award winning conference and wedding venue.

Are you passionate about food? Do you have an outgoing personality with the creative flair to help develop exciting menus for our students during term time as well as providing a fine dining experience for our visitors? Then this may be the role for you!

We are looking for a Commis Chef with energy and the willing to learn and develop to join our Catering team. The position offers excellent career progression for the right candidate. 

The ideal candidate must be motivated by people, with a passion for food and able to support other members of the team. You must be able to stay highly focused during intense service periods whilst maintaining attention to detail.

To be successful in this post you will need:

  • A real passion for food and creative flair
  • Appropriate Craft and Health and Safety Qualifications
  • A “can do” attitude

Key responsibilities

As a Commis Chef you will be part of a team developing:

  • An excellent customer experience to all our students, staff and visitors
  • Menu planning 
  • Kitchen processes 

This is a full time position, 35 hours per week for 52 weeks per year and is available immediately.

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally. We offer a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to the following: Free parking, staff membership to the gym and group exercise classes, staff discounts in campus catering outlets, heavily-subsidised college transportation, volunteering opportunities, low-cost restaurants, bars and shops, free access to arts and culture exhibitions at Royal Holloway’s Picture Gallery and public lectures. We also proudly offer a generous annual leave entitlement.

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0821-281-R-R

Closing Date:   Midnight, 31 October 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.



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