The purpose of this Agreement is to set out the terms agreed between yourself and Food@Work Limited (“the Company”) under which the Company may engage your services on a casual basis as a chef directly or through a third party chef recruitment service (“The Agency”). These terms are as follows:
1. Job Title
The Company may engage you as required on a casual basis in the capacity of chef.
2. Job Description
You shall be engaged primarily as a facilitator on corporate events organised by the Company (the “Events”), using your expertise as a chef to facilitate food-related activities.
In addition to the duties which this work normally entails you may from time to time be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the Company’s business.
Your duty is to perform your work professionally, to the best of your ability, with honesty and integrity, and to comply with the law.
The Company is not obliged to offer or to provide work to you and you are not obliged to accept any work offered by the Company. You will be offered work on a casual basis, as required, either directly or via The Agency, when the Company’s business needs arise. Once you have verbally accepted an offer of work you are obliged to fulfil that commitment and to comply with the terms of this agreement.
3. Place of Work
You will normally be required to provide your services at venues booked by the Company and you agree to work at such places within the United Kingdom as the Company may reasonably require.
4. Your Obligations
You agree that you shall facilitate activities at Events in compliance with any instructions, whether written or verbal, issued to you by the Company. In particular you shall follow the instructions of the head chef and the event manager participating in, and managing the Event, and you will abide by the Food@Work HACCP policy.
For reasons of safety and consistency, you shall follow agreed recipes. If the agreed recipe presents any problems to you, you shall discuss this with the head chef before making any agreed changes to the preparation method.
You shall use your best endeavours to safeguard the safety of the Event participants and to ensure that they follow any instructions which have been given to them.
You shall cooperate fully and act professionally towards any clients or other person, firm or company under contract with the Company to provide services at the Event.
5. Confidential Information and Intellectual Property
You will not, during the period of your engagement by the Company, or at any time thereafter, divulge or communicate to any person, firm or corporation, information concerning the Company’s business including without limitation the Company’s know how, training methods, sales activities and contractual arrangements which are of a confidential nature (whether or not marked as confidential) and you will not utilise any such information for your own benefit or the benefit of others provided that this restriction shall cease to have effect:
o in respect of any information which you are authorised in writing to disclose by any officer of the Company; OR
o any information which becomes public knowledge (otherwise than as a result of a breach by you of this obligation)
You irrevocably assign to the Company the entire copyright throughout the world, and all other right, title and interest of whatsoever nature, whether vested or contingent, in the products of your services hereunder for the Company to hold the same throughout the world for the full period of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof and thereafter in perpetuity.
In the event that you accept any engagement offered by the Company, you shall not for a period of 6 months following each engagement provide services, either directly or indirectly, other than under engagement with the Company’s to any of the Company’s clients for whom you provided services at the Event.
In the event that you accept any engagement offered by the Company you shall not for a period of 6 months following each engagement either directly or indirectly undertake work which competes with Company with any of the Company’s clients for whom you provided services at the Event.
In the event that you accept any engagement offered by the Company you shall not for a period of 6 month following each engagement directly or indirectly seek to pouch or entice from the Company any of the Company’s staff with whom you worked at the Event.
The Company will pay you directly (if you have been engaged directly) or via The Agency (if you have been engaged via an agency) at the agreed rates.
You will be responsible for making your own returns to the Inland Revenue and Department of Social Security. You hereby indemnify the Company against any failure on your part to make appropriate payments of Income Tax, Value Added Tax or National Insurance contributions.
The Company/The Agency reserves the right in its absolute discretion to deduct from your pay any money which you may owe to the Company including, without limitation, any overpayments, or loans made to you or losses suffered by the Company as a result of your negligence or breach of contract. You agree to this.
You will not pledge the Company’s credit or order goods or incur liability on the Company’s behalf without prior approval from a Director of the Company and an approved Purchase Order.
It is hereby further acknowledged and agreed that for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (to the extent applicable if at all to this agreement) your hourly rate includes and has been calculated on the basis that holiday credits have been consolidated within the same but that the Company/The Agency shall retain 1/13 of hourly rate (being 1/13 of your hourly rate) and pay this to you as part of the full & final payment due to you as payment in lieu of leave.
The Company shall be entitled to assign the benefit of this Agreement to any third party.
This Agreement (along with the Induction Document Code of Conduct and/or any event briefing documentation sets forth the entire understanding between the parties relating to your services and supersedes any prior agreements or arrangements between the parties relating thereto.
This Agreement can only be modified by a written instrument signed by both parties.
This Agreement shall be construed under and governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.