A government job in catering could find you working in a prison kitchen. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a cook. You will be part of a dedicated team and enjoy working with a range of staff to create great quality, nutritional meals and act as a professional role model by always following the correct procedures. The quality of food has a real impact on prison morale and you will use your skills to create positive changes in the lives and responsibilities of prisoners.
This sector is incredibly diverse, providing all levels of catering staff to everything under the public sector banner, from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence, NHS and Local Council. The types of catering can also vary depending where you work, ranging from the large, industrial style catering output, to a smaller, canteen set-up. Your ability as a worker to communicate and build relationships with all walks of life is paramount. It is also typical that either DBS or a government background check is required to work in some locations within this sector of catering. The hours of work tend to be more regular with no split shifts or evenings required, which tends to be popular with those seeking to regulate their work/ life balance.View Government Jobs