The White House

The White House Chef

Job Description

Salary: £19k per annum

Location: Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Employer: Community Alliance Trust

Start date:

The White House is a social enterprise based in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh, run by the

Community Alliance Trust (CAT), the local development trust. It is a community run facility

which will provide a high quality, healthy eating café serving the needs of those who live

and work in the area – serving breakfast, lunch, café snacks, cakes & drinks. There is also

scope to develop the menu and offer to provide innovative outside catering for meetings

and events at the White House and elsewhere in the area. The White House Chef will have

the opportunity to develop and establish this exciting community facility with the CAT board

to provide a top class catering outlet.

CAT is looking for a self-starter who is able to work with the community to deliver this

exciting community owned social enterprise, so experience and a successful track record

running similar catering outlets is important as are excellent cooking experience,

management experience, financial acumen, customer focus, creativity and excellent people

management skills. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and well-presented

and able to train and develop their team. Their hands on approach will act as a role model

for their team.

Key tasks:

Responsible for the development, delivery and management of the White House community

café including:

 Preparing and presenting all food and beverages

 Planning, costing and sourcing all menus – café and outside catering as required

 Sourcing and purchasing produce and café requisites

 Recruiting and managing additional catering and front house staff and volunteers

including training and supervision

 Working to budget and keeping detailed records of income and expenditure in co-

operation with the bookkeeper

Please send your CV and a cover letter to