Murdoch Butchers was established 1916 and more than 100 years on we're still going strong! Our team of butchers, bakers, cooks, shop assistants and support staff maintain the standards and reputation of the award-winning meat products and pies we produce.
At various times we have job and career opportunities for enthusiastic, dependable and hard-working local people to join our team. Find out more about our current job vacancies at Murdoch Butchers in Forres, Moray below. More about the Murdoch Butchers story here.
FULL TIME - PRODUCTION COOK
Be part of a passionate production team preparing thousands of award-winning pies and ready-meals every week!
Average 31 hours per week*
6am - 4pm Monday to Friday
Apply by: 1st March 2021
Murdoch's is looking to recruit a reliable and organised individual to take on the production cook position within our bakery kitchen. Working within the bakery team your main role will be cooking fresh fillings for pies, making pastry and ready-meals. Our bakery kitchen manufactures and supply award-winning meat pies to sell in our high street butcher shop, to convenience stores and supermarkets across Scotland, as well as online for UK distribution. Murdoch Butchers is certified by SALSA, operating to the highest food standards set out for small businesses.
We are looking for someone who can work well with others in a busy production kitchen/bakery environment.
You will be capable of following strict recipes, maintaining excellent quality standards and attention to detail.
You will be motivated and enthusiastic demonstrating good time-management
Previous experience of large batch cooking in the food/catering industry
Current food hygiene certification would be advantageous
As well as cooking duties the role will include other elements of the pie and ready-meal production process like ordering, stock management and packaging for dispatch. The position will involve manual/heavy lifting and cooking in large batch sizes. You will report to Aiden Murdoch (Bakery/Kitchen Manager).
You will be working alongside the bakery team to ensure all daily production tasks are carried out which include:
following strict family recipes to prepare and cook all produce
cook fillings for pies using gas hob and 300 litre oil-jacket boiler
roast meat using a rationale oven
prepare ready meals including lasagnes and quiches
complete all necessary traceability and food safety record keeping documentation
make pastry from scratch (previous experience not essential, training provided)
managing and ordering stock
packaging of produce for dispatch
SALARY, WORK TRIAL & INDUCTION INFORMATION
As a production cook you will be on an hourly rate (at or above minimum wage) confirmed following a successful fully paid four week work trial. During the work trial you will be paid at basic rate (depending on experience) and given a full induction training.
Your rate will be formally reviewed/agreed after successful completion of a work trial. Work trial will be Monday to Friday from 6am daily.
25 days annual holiday with Christmas/New Year included
* WORKING HOURS
Hours can vary depending on demand (average 31 hours per week over the year)
Monday to Friday
6am - 4pm
Closing date for applications 01/03/2021 with an immediate start available.