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Commis Chef (Escape Lounge)

Employer MAG (Manchester Airports Group)
Sector Hospitality
Contract Full Time
Hours Temporary contract (6 months) 30 hours per week 
Wages £10.92 per hour inclusive of shift allowance
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 08 Nov 2019

Job Description

•Commis Chef – Escape Lounge – Stansted Airport 

•Salary £10.92 per hour inclusive of shift allowance

•Temporary contract (6 months) 30 hours per week 

The Company

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. However, our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! Contributing more than £3b to the UK economy, our airports are 24/7 self-contained towns, with 6 million square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, parking, event locations and hotels (to name just some of our services) these are all accessed by great transport links and supported by our team of 5000+ MAG Colleagues.

The role

We are seeking a Commis Chef/Cook who is prepared to work on a flexible basis as the hours of operation within the lounge will be between 3.30am – 9.30pm.

This role will be based within our Escape Lounge here at Stansted Airport 

Take a look in our lounge here -

Principal Accountabilities

To follow recipes and/or product directions for preparing and cooking all varieties of foods.

Operate a variety of kitchen equipment.

Prepare foods to be cooked. Some of the preparation procedures are, but not limited to, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding.

Maintain the food offering ensuring presentation meets operating standards

Maintain stock levels, receive delivery of supplies, ensure stored correctly, rotate and maintain.

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

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

Liaise with subcontracted suppliers, Airline representatives, handling agents and booking agents to develop positive working relationships to ensure the efficient operation and development of the Lounge

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

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 parking whilst on duty

✈Free Airport parking when you go on holiday (subject to availability)

✈Access to “Benefits me – My MAG rewards” portal with discounts and savings

✈All colleague annual bonus scheme

✈Uniform provided

✈24hour Employee Assistance Programme

✈Annual pay increase

✈Meals on duty

✈Tax free on-site shopping (Airside pass holders only)

✈MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution

✈Discounts on tram and train travel to work

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

Additional Information 

Temporary Contract - 30 hours per week, Hourly rate of £10.92 per hour.  Please note - this will be paid and shown on payslips as an annual salary and represented as basic salary + 17.5% shift allowance (£9.30 plus 17.5% = £10.92)

Please note you will be required to work on a flexible basis as the lounge operates 03.00am - 9.30pm.

Advert will close once sufficient applications are received.

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



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.


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 inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.