Join the Prison Service Catering Team

This is not your average catering job. It is a great chance to put your catering skills into practice while gaining a qualification; working with the team to prepare meals for the entire prison. Make an impact far beyond the kitchen by managing offenders and helping them learn new skills which can increase their chances of future employment and their likelihood of reoffending.

The quality of food has a real impact on prison morale and you will use your skills to create quality, nutritional meals every day. Join a professional environment and get flexibility, a good salary, pension and Civil Service benefits.

Working as a prison caterer/chef

As a prison caterer/chef, you will work with offenders to prepare, cook and serve food under the supervision of a chef/kitchen supervisor. You will also help to select and train offenders for kitchen duties. Your responsibilities can involve keeping training records up to date, monitoring work, and helping to maintain safety and security of the prison.

Responsibilities include:

  • preparing and cooking food using ingredients with minimal waste
  • supporting prisoners to work safely and efficiently
  • co-ordinating supplies of food and ingredients
  • catering for diets on grounds of religious beliefs and medical issues
  • serving food from the kitchen or hotplate, and deliver food by trolley
  • checking hygiene and contribute to the review of catering standards
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