APPLICANTS MUST :
As an RAF Chef, you will do all kinds of work. From official functions cooking first-class food to working in the Sergeant’s Mess, a similar environment to a restaurant, as well as field catering, based outdoors, feeding hundreds of personnel.
Once fully trained you will have organisational and time management skills, excellent communication and number skills and have the ability to stay calm under pressure.
You will be able to work in Military Messes preparing hotel standard fare and fine dining experiences for Military personnel, in a field kitchen supporting exercises and operations worldwide or in an In-
flight production kitchen producing meals for fast jet pilots, helicopter crews, large aircraft crews and passengers travelling to all corners of the globe.
With experience, you could volunteer to work in our VIP Team and cook for high ranking Officers, Government Ministers and even members of the Royal Family.
If selected you could compete in culinary competitions and eventually gain an invitation to represent the Royal Air Force on the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team who compete internationally against the best industry Chefs in the world.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST :
Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK / other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
Be aged 16 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).
If joining the RAF as an unqualified Chef, there are no educational requirements. If joining the RAF as a qualified Chef, you will need the following :
You should have two to three years of suitable experience working as a chef / cook in a hotel, restaurant, hospital or industrial canteen, or other catering establishment (not fast food).
You will also need one of the following :
Any other appropriate recognised civilian qualification.