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Commis Chef

Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Commis Chef – MAG Hospitality
  • Permanent contract – 40 hours per week
  • £10.46 per hour which includes 17.5% shift allowance


About the role:


Our Hospitality Lounges here at Manchester Airport ensure our customers start their journey in the best possible way. We operate our unique Escape and 1903 brands which give guests the opportunity to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of our main terminals.


Take a look in our lounges here –


See our Chefs in action here -



Position duties


•To prepare, cook and deliver food in accordance with the agreed menu and Bar Operating Procedures.

•Follow recipes and/or product directions for preparing and cooking all varieties of foods.

•Operate a variety of kitchen equipment.

•To work with the Senior Chef as appropriate to prepare foods to be cooked. Some of the preparation procedures are, but not limited to, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding.

•To ensure the food offering is presented to a high standard. Maintain the food offering ensuring presentation meets operating standards

•Maintain stock levels, receive delivery of supplies, ensure stored correctly, rotate and maintain. Notify the Duty Manager when more supplies are required.

•To assist with stock counts and compete the appropriate documentation.

•To complete required stock checks including temperature checks as per the required schedule and complete the appropriate documentation.

•Assist with clearing and organising the kitchen ensuring a high standard of hygiene. Ensure floors are swept, mopped or vacuumed and ensure equipment is cleaned, sanitised and stored correctly.

•Dispose of waste, including recycling, in the appropriate manner and if required to remove it to the designated location.

•Assist in one to one training of new staff, including subcontracted supplier staff, in order to uphold the high level of presentation, hospitality and service.

•Ensure the uniform dress code is adhered to at all times, and maintain high standards of personal presentation.

•Have a good knowledge of airport facilities to be able to answer guest queries and provide an excellent customer service.

•To work flexibly to the rota, typically shifts are confirmed at least one month in advance.



Position Requirements


  • A solid background in hospitality and service sectors, with a proven track record of high end delivery.
  • Undertaken a kitchen role and ready to develop as a Commis Chef.
  • Know how to handle and store product to maintain quality and in line with food safety legislation.
  • Be able to demonstrate basic food preparation, knife and cooking skills and techniques to produce quality dishes in line with business requirements.
  • A team player with an absolute first class approach to customer service
  • Recognise and understand the legislative responsibilities and the importance of protecting people’s health, safety and security.
  • Experienced in and with demonstrable examples of flexibility across shifts.
  • Numerical and written skills, capable of understanding written operating procedures, maintaining stock levels and undertaking stock checks.
  • Computer literate on mainstream PC applications including Microsoft office.
  • Experience of working on own initiative, capable of building solid and beneficial relationships both internally and externally.





As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including;


•Free on-site Airport parking whilst on duty and also when you go on holiday (subject to availability and pre-booking)

•Access to “Benefits me” reward portal

•All colleague annual bonus scheme

•Uniform provided

•Meals and drinks whilst on duty

•24hour Employee Assistance Programme

•Tax free airside shopping (Airside pass holders only)

•MAG Pension scheme

•Discounts on tram and train travel to work

•Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our other Airports


Additional information;


Permanent contract working 40 hours per week.


Base Salary £18,593.52 + 17.5% shift allowance


Flexibility will be required as the lounge is open 7 days a week and your shifts will fall between the hours of 3.30am - 9.30pm.



How do I apply?


Please submit your up to date CV/Cover letter to apply for this role.


For current MAG employees applying for this role, applications will only be accepted through Colleague Self Service (CSS) - please follow this  link:


Advert will close once sufficient applications are received.


Equal Opportunities


MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing