Food Technician

Southwark, London
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2023
  1. Technician
  1. Long-term

Food Technician

Southwark, London

Job Title: Food Technician

Location: Southwark Secondary School

Type: Full-time, Long-term

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Are you passionate about food and education? Do you have a background in a related field and a keen interest in culinary arts? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Food Technician at our Southwark Secondary School.


As a Food Technician, you will play a vital role in supporting our Food and Nutrition department. Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Assisting Teachers: Collaborating with food and nutrition teachers to prepare and set up practical lessons and demonstrations.

  2. Maintaining Kitchen Equipment: Ensuring all kitchen equipment is clean, well-maintained, and in safe working order.

  3. Food Preparation: Assisting in the preparation and handling of ingredients for cooking lessons, adhering to strict hygiene and safety guidelines.

  4. Stock Control: Managing inventory of food supplies, equipment, and resources to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

  5. Health and Safety: Upholding high standards of health and safety within the kitchen area and during practical lessons.

  6. Supporting Students: Providing guidance and support to students during practical sessions, fostering their love for food and nutrition.

  7. Administrative Tasks: Assisting with administrative tasks related to the food and nutrition department, such as record-keeping and ordering supplies.


To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  1. Experience: Previous experience in a related field, such as food preparation, catering, or a similar role, is highly desired.

  2. Passion for Food: An enthusiastic interest in food and nutrition, with a desire to share this passion with students.

  3. Organisational Skills: Strong organisational skills to manage kitchen resources, supplies, and schedules effectively.

  4. Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail, particularly concerning health and safety standards.

  5. Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with teachers, students, and colleagues.

  6. Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities in a dynamic school environment.

  7. Food Hygiene: Knowledge of food hygiene and safety regulations is a plus.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to contribute to the education and well-being of secondary school students while indulging your passion for food, we encourage you to apply for this Food Technician position. The salary for this role will be dependent on your experience, and we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and your interest in the position. Applications can be sent to We look forward to welcoming a dedicated Food Technician to our team and helping students explore the exciting world of food and nutrition.

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