Chef
National Trust
Buckingham, UK
12d ago

Summary

Are you looking for a new challenge in your catering career? Would you like a role that offers a great work / life balance and opportunities for professional growth?

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

The scale and beauty of Stowe has attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons.

Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise, and still cast their spell today.

The sublime eighteenth-century landscape gardens come with picture-perfect views. There are over 250 acres and 28 monuments and temples paying tribute to their original Georgian design.

Click here for more information about this location

What 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 / Catering 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
  • Looking after you

  • Health cash plan from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness
  • Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking
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