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BIGHAMS

BIGHAMS

What we do

It all started in 1994 when, in a maverick move, Charlie quit his job to go travelling in India. Captivated by the tastes, colours, textures and aromas of the cuisine, he decided to set up a food business. By 1996 he had done just that. After perfecting three dishes in his home kitchen – Caribbean Lamb, Cajun Chicken and Salmon with a Dill Sauce – he went knocking on doors and managed to find some upmarket London food shops who were up for stocking him. Then Waitrose were interested. Then Sainsbury’s. Then Tesco. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie set up shop back in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself. Using top quality ingredients, his goal was to help people steal back some quality time by doing all the dinner prep for them. So pull up a chair, kick back and enjoy a wonderful night in over some really great food.

Our kitchens

MCNICOL DRIVE, LONDON 
We moved into this lovely kitchen in North London in 2006. It’s home to some of our newest dishes, including our Sweet & Sour Chicken and Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie.

DULCOTE, WELLS
We’ve created what we’re calling a Food Production Campus (well, it is rather grand) in a former quarry in Dulcote, near Wells. We make some of our best-selling dishes here including our Fish Pie and Chicken Tikka Masala. Surrounded by the birds and the bees, we’re excited to make food in such a glorious location.

Meet our chefs

A fabulous meal starts with a fabulous cook, and we’re lucky enough to have three of them. Chosen for their creativity, flair and natural ability with ingredients, each of our chefs is obsessed with making things as delicious as they can possibly be.

Fancy knowing more about the people who make Charlie Bigham’s such a great place to work?

https://Bighams.com!

24 Jobs with BIGHAMS

  • Prep & Cook Team Member - 4 on 4 off nights

    • Wells
    • £25156
    • BIGHAMS
    about 21 hours ago

    Job Description Preparation & Cooking Team Member Shift: 4 on 4 off, 18:00 – 06:00 including 1 hour paid break £25,156 per annum, rising to £25,768 per annum after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. Additional night shift premium of £2.40 per hour for hours worked between 22:00 and 06:00. Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do. Who we’re looking for We’re currently recruiting for Production Team Members to join our Quarry Kitchen Preparation & Cooking Team on a permanent basis. The shift pattern for this role is 4 on 4 off, 18:00 - 06:00 in our with an average working week of 42 hours. The starting salary for this role is £25,156 per annum, rising to £25,768 per annum after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. If you’re worried that you have no previous experience of working in food then don’t, it isn’t essential as we’ll give you all the training you need to do a great job. We would love to hear from anyone who shares our passion for making delicious food and working as part of a fun, energetic and friendly team. Your role will involve weighing out and preparing fresh ingredients, cooking our delicious recipes and preparing dishes to send out to customers. Production Team Members play a huge role in ensuring all of the food we make is to the highest quality, but you’ll also have the opportunity to be trained in other areas of production, including learning to operate our packaging and inline equipment so you become a multi-skilled member of the team and never stay in one place for too long! What we can offer you First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen. Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews Pension scheme Childcare vouchers Discounted gym membership Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 5% bonus based on company performance Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes An extra day of holiday for every year of service (capped at a total of 5 extra days) Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells. If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the 'apply' button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch!

  • Hygiene Team Leader

    • Wells
    • £25768
    • BIGHAMS
    about 21 hours ago

    Job Description Hygiene Team Leader - Night shift Shift – 4 on 4 off (6pm – 6am) Salary: £25,768 per annum, plus an additional £2.74 per hour for hours worked between 10pm & 6am Overtime Rate: £13:70 per hour Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do. Who we’re looking for We’re looking for a Team Leader to join the night shift on a 4 on 4 off rotation (18:00 – 06:00) in the hygiene team at the Quarry kitchen. You will be responsible for managing a small team to ensure that all areas of the kitchen are cleaned in accordance with our CIC’s. Key responsibilities will include: Leading the team ensuring training, risk assessments and safe systems of work are in place and adhered to Ensuring each area operates in a safe and efficient manner, achieving GMP standards and delivering key performance indicators Managing daily and weekly rosters to ensure appropriate cover and manage holidays Providing feedback to team members, and managers, on performance and developing improvement plans Applicants should be confident communicators able to provide clear direction and deliver briefings to the team. You should also have a demonstrable understanding of COSHH and previous experience of working in a hygiene team as well as the ability to prioritise and delegate to complete tasks efficiently in a timely manner. Previous experience of managing a small multi-skilled team would be beneficial. Ability to use a PC and experience of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is essential. What we can offer you First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen. Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews Pension scheme Childcare vouchers Discounted gym membership Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 5% bonus based on company performance Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes An extra day of holiday for every year of service (capped at a total of 5 extra days) Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells. If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the 'apply' button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch!

  • Logistics Team Member

    • Wells
    • £19926
    • BIGHAMS
    about 21 hours ago

    Job Description Logistics (Warehouse) Team Member 4 on 4 off shift pattern (Day shift) start time 6:00am. £9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. £50.30 per week shift pattern premium on top of your hourly rate. Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do. Who we’re looking for We’re currently recruiting for Logistics Team Members to join our Quarry Kitchen on a permanent basis. The shift pattern for this role is 4 on 4 off (Days) starting at 6:00am The starting salary for this role is £9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. We also offer a paid lunch break during your shift, overtime that is earnt daily, and a £50.30 per week shift pattern premium on top of your hourly rate. If you’re worried that you have no previous experience of working in food then don’t, it isn’t essential as we’ll give you all the training you need to do a great job. We would love to hear from anyone who shares our passion for making delicious food and working as part of a fun, energetic and friendly team. What we can offer you First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen. Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews Pension scheme Childcare vouchers Discounted gym membership Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 5% bonus based on company performance Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes An extra day of holiday for every year of service (capped at a total of 5 extra days) Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells. If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the 'apply' button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch!

  • Warehouse Operative

    • Wells
    • £19926
    • BIGHAMS
    about 21 hours ago

    Job Description Warehouse Operative Available shift: 4 on 4 off days, 6am - 6pm with a 1 hour paid lunch break included £9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. On top of this hourly rate, you will also receive a weekly pattern premium of £50.30 per week. Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do. Who we’re looking for We’re currently recruiting for Logistics Team Members to join our Quarry Kitchen on a permanent basis. If you’re worried that you have no previous experience of working in food then don’t, it isn’t essential as we’ll give you all the training you need to do a great job. We would love to hear from anyone who shares our passion for making delicious food and working as part of a fun, energetic and friendly team. What we can offer you First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen. Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews Pension scheme Childcare vouchers Discounted gym membership Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 5% bonus based on company performance Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes An extra day of holiday for every year of service (capped at a total of 5 extra days) Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells. If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the 'apply' button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch!

  • Part time weekend Production Team Member

    • Wells
    • £19926
    • BIGHAMS
    2 days ago

    Job Description Production Team Member Friday - Sunday (15 hours per week) Shifts available: 09:30 - 14:30 £9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. 25% additional shift premium for hours worked between 10pm & 6am. Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do. Who we’re looking for We’re currently recruiting for Production Team Members to join our Quarry Kitchen on a permanent basis. The shift pattern for this role is Friday - Sunday, 15 hours per week. The start times on offer for a 5 hour shift is 09:30 or 14:30. The starting salary for this role is £9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. If you’re worried that you have no previous experience of working in food then don’t, it isn’t essential as we’ll give you all the training you need to do a great job. We would love to hear from anyone who shares our passion for making delicious food and working as part of a fun, energetic and friendly team. Your role will involve weighing out and preparing fresh ingredients, cooking our delicious recipes and preparing dishes to send out to customers. Production Team Members play a huge role in ensuring all of the food we make is to the highest quality, but you’ll also have the opportunity to be trained in other areas of production, including learning to operate our packaging and inline equipment so you become a multi-skilled member of the team and never stay in one place for too long! What we can offer you First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen. Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews Pension scheme Childcare vouchers Discounted gym membership Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 5% bonus based on company performance Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes An extra day of holiday for every year of service (capped at a total of 5 extra days) Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells. If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the 'apply' button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch!