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Chef/Cook Full Time

at Woodthorpe Hall Garden Centres Limited London in London (Published at 15-09-2021)

Job details
Posting date: 13 September 2021

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 27 September 2021

Location: Woodthorpe, Alford

Company: Woodthorpe Hall Garden Centres Limited

Job type: Permanent

Job reference:


Chef / Cook
(Full Time ? 38 hours per week ? including weekends ? no evening work)
We are looking for a Chef / Cook who has a passion and flair for the restaurant and catering industry. This is a very hands on role and as such you will need to be proactive, highly motivated, organised and results driven with good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast paced environment. Experience in a similar role in a similar environment is essential. A good working knowledge of till systems is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

Please note you will need to be flexible as you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays but no evening work is required.
Duties include:

  • Prepare, cook and present food quickly and efficiently to a high standard
  • Work safely around the kitchen equipment
  • Maintain accurate food ordering and stock levels
  • Assist in keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic and tidy at all times
  • Monitor portion size and waste

Skills needed:

  • Experience of working in a busy commercial kitchen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Creative at making dishes but also able to work to specs
  • Baking cakes and other home bakes would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Able to manage multiple orders
  • Professional and reliable
  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Good time management
  • Level 2 basic food hygiene

Job Type:

The successful candidate must be able to cover shifts and be able to adapt to both kitchen and front of house when needed. As a family run business we understand the importance of work/ life balance so our working hours for cooks mean no evening work or split shifts are required.

What we Offer:
Benefits include onsite parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

To apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to: Lisa Malloch, Restaurant Manager
Applications close ? Monday 27th September 2021

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