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Life at Company of Cooks

Incredible chef? Brilliant barista? Marvellous mixologist? Or maybe you want to get launched on one of those careers with a company that will cultivate you? Or join us as a manager, marketer or strategist?

Whichever journey you’re planning, we’re here to support you. Because we know that unforgettable catering doesn’t need staff — it needs a passionate team.

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We give you a chance to grow

At Company of Cooks, we’ve created a space for you to flourish and thrive.

We can support your journey from apprentice to board level, including with our Leadership Development Training, Apprentice’s Academy, Expert Masterclasses and more.

But we know that a career isn’t set in stone — you might want to change direction or learn new skills. Whichever path you take, we’re here for you at every step.


We recognise real talent

We love celebrating the skills of our team, which is why we shine a light on them with our competitions and awards.

Baristas can show off their latte art skills and coffee boffin knowledge in our annual competition. Plus every 12 months, we crown our most exciting kitchen maestro at our Chef of the Year award.


And we throw in a few good perks too

  • Personal development and training opportunities
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical care
  • Eye care
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary finance
  • Family-friendly support
  • Accessible leaders
  • Regular social events
  • Season ticket loans
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Professional subscriptions
  • High street discount vouchers
  • Recognition schemes and people awards
  • Long service awards

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