We're looking for a Chef to join our amazing team and we are offering a competitive rate of pay of GBP10.55 per hour. At the National Trust we take pride in using fresh, seasonal ingredients in our food and we like to keep things local. We use local suppliers for many of our ingredients and even grow our own produce on many of our sites.
With over 350 food & beverage outlets nationwide, we can offer excellent opportunities for your training and development, and great benefits that are exclusive to National Trust employees. Come and grow your career with National Trust, within our friendly positive working environment.What it's like to work here
Architect and artist, Charles Wade had a passion for collecting which started at the age of 7. He had a great sense of fun and theatre and filled his home at Snowshill with the eclectic and unlikely treasures that he found over a lifetime. The Manor sits in the beautiful garden he created; a series of terraced courtyards filled with cottage plants and flowers; there's even a model village, Wolfs Cove. You will likely need your own transport to get here, however this is your chance to work at a unique property within a stunning countryside setting.
For more information about our property please visitWhat you'll be doing
With your passion for food and your appetite to provide an exceptional service to your customers, you'll work with the National Trust Cookbook framework to prepare delicious food. Using your creative skills, you'll use local produce to develop dishes to inspire visitors with our spirit of place. Working alongside the Head Chef/Food & Beverage Manager you'll ensure our menu reflects the seasons, and each dish is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented every time.
As a team, you'll strive for a culture of exceptional service and work effectively to deliver great results. You'll be constantly seeking and developing new income opportunities and working to achieve financial targets and increase margins by minimising waste and controlling costs and resources.
Working alongside the team, you'll ensure everyone is compliant with relevant legislation and internal processes including food hygiene and COSHH procedures. You may also be required, on occasions to supervise volunteers and other team members. You'll be proud to share our valuable work with our customers, and look to maximise sales with new ideas so that the profit can be reinvested back into our conservation work.Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert. Who we're looking for
As an experienced Chef, you'll be passionate about food and be driven to exceed customer's expectations by delighting them with the delicious food you create, prepare and serve:You'll need to be;
- Customer focussed with great verbal and written communication skills
- A great team player
- Creative and proactive
- IT literate
- Qualified in food preparation and cooking to City & Guilds or NVQ L2 or equivalent
- Experienced in successfully delivering a centrally developed menu in a fast paced, catering environment
- Proud to deliver exceptional customer service
- Aware of good working knowledge of Health & Safety compliance requirements
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You'll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!