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So is this friend actually employed and if so, how long has she been employed for?
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Many thanks for your patience. Legally it should not be too much of a problem to get rid of this person, although you would ideally want everyone’s agreement to do this. As she is not an employee or worker she will not really have many rights to protect her against being removed, even if it is against her will. So she cannot claim that she has been unfairly dismissed or removed because there are simply no legal rights giving her such protection. She is a volunteer and there is no guarantee of being kept on - just because she volunteers her services does not mean you are obliged to let her provide them.
The main issue would be what the mains cook does if her friend is removed. You may find that she will make things difficult in the way the club is run, or even leave herself. But overall this is not a situation that would really give rise to any legal issues. It is all relatively informal and unregulated from a legal perspective. If you are adamant that this person must go then just take the decision to remove them and say that their help is no longer required. They have no legal right to be there or for you to accept their services and they cannot challenge you legally if you decide not to rely on them any further.
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