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Chef Manager

Gather and Gather

About Gather and Gather

Gather and Gather is a catering company and part of CH&CO. They specialise in workplace catering.

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Job description from Gather and Gather

At Gather & Gather, we are known as one of the UK & Irelands most distinctive workplace catering experts, we are passionate about great food and great coffee and putting our employees and customers at the heart of everything that we do. We are currently recruiting for a Chef Manager at New opening.

Location: Coventry

Rate of pay: £32,000 per annum

Working pattern: 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday 5/7

Key responsibilities
  • Cooking
  • Preparing meals
  • Supporting team
  • Client meetings
What's in it for you?

Working with Gather & Gather has its perks! People are at the heart of everything we do, so we've developed a range of benefits and development opportunities to keep you content.

  • Personal Development and Training opportunities
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Private medical eligibility
  • Eye care
  • A great wellbeing strategy – including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, salary finance
  • Family friendly support
  • Regular social events and communication with our leaders
  • A holiday purchase scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Recognition schemes and people awards
  • Long service awards
  • Access to some great high street discount vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Gather and Gather pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    87% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Gather and Gather pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    97% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Gather and Gather get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Gather and Gather pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    77% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Gather and Gather do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    33% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 27 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Gather and Gather?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 88% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 6% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 6% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do workers at Gather and Gather worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    37% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 27 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Good
  • Most people get a choice of shifts

    Do Gather and Gather workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Gather and Gather workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    38% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Gather and Gather?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    77% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Gather and Gather managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    83% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 29 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Gather and Gather?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    37% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 27 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Gather and Gather feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Gather and Gather get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    35% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Gather and Gather?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Gather and Gather enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    70% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 27 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do people at Gather and Gather recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 35 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Gather and Gather?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Gather and Gather?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 45% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Gather and Gather head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    81% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Gather and Gather is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    57% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Gather and Gather

What Gather and Gather employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Free food

    Worst thing

    Large parts of the role that were not covered in the job advert at all.

    6.7

    Gather and Gather Employee, January 2024

  • Best thing

    Working 4 on 4 off pattern suits my needs, colleagues, customers

    Worst thing

    Hours change dont know from one day to next how long shift is, sometimes have to step up doing chefs job but dont get paid any differently, no incentive to do overtime as same rate how ever many hours you do

    3.4

    Gather and Gather Supervisor, June 2023

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  • Best thing

    Early finish no weekends or bank holidays

    Worst thing

    Stressed short staffed under pressure

    7.8

    Gather and Gather Kitchen porter, May 2023

  • Best thing

    Free food and coffee. Good break times. Simple work.

    Worst thing

    Pressure to work more hours. Higher up management haven't got a clue and burn people out for all their worth. Do not listen to feedback.

    8.0

    Gather and Gather Chef, March 2023

  • Best thing

    My Training &Development with the company trough apprenticeship

    Worst thing

    getting cover for holidays

    7.7

    Gather and Gather Employee, March 2023

  • Best thing

    I can choose when I want to work and work when it’s convenient for me

    Worst thing

    It’s is very irregular and there is not guarantee you will get the job and sometimes shifts can get cancelled which is frustrating

    8.5

    Gather and Gather Retail assistant, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people doing cooking which is a big love of mine staff

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff, and when you work over contracted hours overtime and bank holidays not paid at time and half or double time

    3.0

    Gather and Gather Catering supervisor, March 2022

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