Working for HCL

At HCL our staff is our greatest asset and we are pro-active in providing the tools to develop individuals into motivated teams. Our exceptional in-house Training Department delivers high quality training packages including a fully comprehensive Apprenticeship Programme for Chef/Cook Managers which are tailored to specific needs and present the conduit to provide the opportunity to reach their optimum potential.

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Our Values

Equality and Diversity

We will provide equal opportunities for everyone to participate in our work success.


We value the expertise and contribution of all colleagues, and will work as a team in pursuit of shared goals.

Continuous Improvement

We will embrace change and challenge the status quo, always seeking better ways of doing things and seeking business efficiencies with a ‘can do’ approach.

Social Responsibility

We will seek to be socially responsible in all that we do, to the benefit of the education community.


We are passionate about delivering superior food and service. Through ongoing innovation, we will strive to be recognised for our customer-focused creativity.

Trust and Integrity

We will always act with integrity and earn and keep the trust of our customers. We will behave responsibly and professionally, recognising our duty of care to our customers and staff.


We will take responsibility for problems and strive to always find solutions to the benefit of all.