Cook jobs with our catering team

Working with our team in schools

Two people serving food to primary school pupils

We’re looking for new talent to join our professional catering team in local schools and buildings across the city. Our excellent catering service continues to grow providing 20,000 freshly cooked meals to pupils. 

Our service is growing again to feed even more pupils in Edinburgh due to Scottish Government's changes to free school meals . By August 2022 all primary pupils in Edinburgh will be eligible to a free school lunch.

If you've a passion for catering but are tired with working nights and weekends, this Monday to Friday role is perfect for you.  You may also be able to work close to where you live as we have vacancies in different areas of the city.

You'll play a vital role in assisting the unit manager to deliver a high quality meal service to thousands of pupils in Edinburgh.  We have great career progression. Many colleagues start as a Cook 1 and work towards managing their own units.

We offer great benefits and conditionsCooks being trained by chef in kitchen

  • Above market rates - £18,297 - £18, 579 (pro rata)
  • Flexible hours to suit
    • Morning, evening or daytime
    • From 20 - 30 hours
  • Sessional hours (school term time only) available for some posts
  • Paid annual leave
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Opportunities to progress your career
  • Colleague discount scheme

We offer an environment in which workers are valued and respected. We focus on training and development. These roles are ideal for anyone who loves working in hospitality but with hours that work around your family.

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