Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Remarkable Frozen Food
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://www.cookfood.net
  • Contact
    • The COOK Kitchen, Eurolink Way, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HH

About COOK

Since 1997, COOK have supplied handmade frozen foods and ready meals to clients and customers across the UK.

The company’s core values are extremely important to the ‘COOK community’, and feed into everything they do. These include: be part of the family; be remarkable; have fun; all pig, no bull; and to care. These values are discussed through weekly huddles, weekly meetings, away days and internal communications.

Just one example of how COOK engages employees is by rewarding staff through peer-to-peer nominations. This is an opportunity for anyone to be recognised for their dedication and hard work. Staff are also rewarded with yoga classes, stress-buster workshops and access to the 5k running club.

The company is particularly supportive of parents and those who have IVF treatment, offering an additional five days’ annual leave (pro-rata for part time) in each holiday year during the course of the treatment.

Led by Edward Perry, the COOK can be found in 54 locations across the UK.


What is it like to work for COOK

Leadership
Leadership
Edward Perry, champions visibility and approachability, enabling everyone in the company to be aware of the intentions of the company, and to be engaged in achieving this. Edward also fronts each and every weekly meeting, updating the company on what’s going on.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company allows charity days for all staff. This year, employees volunteered at Dandelion Time, who seek to rebuild families previously torn apart by trauma, abuse, or neglect. This has instilled a sense of teamwork and giving something back.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
This year was the third year of the COOK Profit Share, which saw 5% of COOK’s profits given back to employees. Ensuring every employee received a share of profits based on their salary.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    19%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • UK sites:

    54

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

  • Staff:

    873

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