Our vacancies

Search Jobs  

Senior Chef

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Our Senior Chefs are key roles within the College, and have an important part to play in making the pupils’ experience of College life as good as it can be.  As such, you will be responsible for supporting the Catering Team with Catering Services in the kitchen and servery ensuring that pupils are provided with nutritionally balanced meals in your Boarding House. Often working alone with the support of the Central Catering Team.

As a member of the Boarding House community you will also have the opportunity to be actively involved in the life of the House, for example through involvement in pupils’ sports, plays and musical productions.

Main Duties

  • Preparation and service of Chambers (this is the pupils’ mid-morning snack);
  • Preparation and service of all Boarding House functions;
  • Preparation and serving of year group evening meals each week, usually for 15 guests;
  • Provide cover for other Senior Chefs across the College as and when required;
  • To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post;
  • Preparation, cooking and service of all additional house functions;
  • Complete the daily food safety and allergen paperwork as required by Eton College Food Safety Management System and Food Hygiene Policy;
  • Ordering of food as required;
  • Cleaning down of the kitchen and servery each day;
  • Assist in the preparation and cook food for all meals for the pupils, House Master, Dame and guests in other Boarding Houses when required;
  • Supporting all Boarding House catering across the College, covering absences in catered and non-catered houses;
  • Support all aspects of production and presentation of service, having regard for delivering high standards of health and safety, hygiene, nutritional value and allergen control and ensure non-compliance is reported in your kitchen to the Catering Manager;
  • Support the Catering team in all house functions to a high standard as required;
  • Assist in a monthly stock take;
  • Adhere to all parts of Eton College Food Hygiene Policy and Food Safety anagement System;
  • Attend all annual training as requested and required by law and The College;
  • Be flexible to work across the catering operation in the College as required;
  • To work with the House Master, Dame and pupils to increase the boy’s nutritional awareness;
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties to help facilitate the smooth running of the Boarding House catering services;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Experience at Assistant/Junior Cook/Chef level;
  • A Level 2 Professional Cookery and/or equivalent experience;
  • Level 2 in Food Hygiene Certificate;
  • Experience of allergen control;
  • Clear understanding of Food Hygiene legislation;
  • The ability to co-ordinate and deliver event hospitality;
  • A flexible approach to work and a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • A great attention to detail and take pride in your work – you’re keen to deliver the highest possible standards and you understand the impact your work has on pupils who are away from home, especially pupils who have recently joined the College and who are in unfamiliar surroundings;
  • The eagerness to be a part of a team and you are happy to get stuck in and support your colleagues;
  • The ability to nurture a good working relationship with other departments;
  • The ability unsupervised and use your own initiative;
  • Good verbal communication skills;
  • Good time management skills, well presented and have the ability to prioritise.


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

Disclosure check 

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.


Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

Eton College

This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.