Cook – Folkestone/Hythe Area

Do you have previous experience of working  within a busy catering environment?

We have a fantastic opportunity in the Folkestone and Surrounding Area for a Cook.  This vacancy is for 30 hours per week, term time only, plus 5 cleaning days.


  • Prepare, cook and present food to high standards
  • Ensure that the working environment is clean, tidy and safe
  • Effectively supervise a team
  • Be responsible for all aspects general food preparation, serving the pupils, washing up, cleaning duties, ordering food and the manual handling of tables and chairs. Other duties as deemed reasonable.

Skills and Experience

  • Friendly and helpful disposition.
  • Experience as a cook with a passion for food
  • Supervisory experience in a similar role and ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Qualification.
  • A high level of personal cleanliness.
  • Willingness to undertake training.
  • Physically able to arrange dining room facilities when required.

Education and Knowledge

  • Food Hygiene Level 2.
  • Basic numeracy.
  • Basic literacy.
  • Knowledge of hygiene regulations, management of health & safety and nutritional food standards (desirable)


  • Pension
  • Salary: £11.44 per hour

Whole School Meals is dedicated to providing quality, fresh and seasonal food supported by a carefully selected network of suppliers across Kent who provide responsibly-sourced ingredients.

Our term time contract is a great way to combine work with family commitments.  (and we would like you to be flexible to help with parent evenings/taster sessions, functions and hospitality)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Interviews commence 1st February 2024


If you are interested in working for us, please complete the application and monitoring form on the link below and return it to our Head Office address:

Unit 6, Almond House, Betteshanger Road, Betteshanger, Deal, CT14 0EN or email it to

WSM Application & Monitoring Form (v2)

Whole School Meals CIC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.