Commis Chef

£18,522 - £19,939 pro rata – depending on experience

Brockhole on Windermere is undergoing some significant developments, particularly in Brockhole House and especially with our food and dining offer, and we are looking for dedicated people to join our new, enthusiastic and ambitious team to help create an exceptional dining experience at our stunning Lake District Visitor Centre.  We have an existing busy main family café, and two great seasonal catering cabins in the gardens.

New for 2018 is the Arts & Crafts inspired restaurant “The Gaddum”, which offers high quality afternoon teas, à la carte lunches and evening dining (the latter from May to September).

Working with our Catering Manager and new Head Chef, both with tremendous fine dining experience, this new role presents a great opportunity to learn and develop your skills whilst helping the kitchen team create confident British cuisine.  We’re serving only fresh food prepared with no shortcuts, so you’ll experience real cooking whilst earning good money in beautiful surroundings.  This post will suit both those with lots of experience wishing to take the next step, and those just entering the industry.  As well as a sous chef, there are vacancies on pastry and larder as well as for kitchen porters.

Brockhole sits in one of the most stunning locations in the country, and has been developing its historic house, gardens, public offer and staff team to match. If you would like to make a difference and make a contribution to this fantastic location, have the right attitude and experience, matched with a friendly, outgoing and helpful personality and the ability to deliver exceptional quality food and/or service, then we would love to hear from you.

Generous Benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • Good working hours
  • Reward and recognition scheme
  • Employee assistance scheme
  • Bike scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Family friendly policies

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the different roles, please contact Michael Vanheste, Catering Manager on telephone number 015394 46601.

Equality of opportunity

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you.

Next steps

Applications should be made as soon as possible.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to:

Alternatively, you can post it to:

Human Resources
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal LA9 7RL

We try our very best to get back to all applicants. However, if you don't hear back from us within 4 weeks, please be aware that your application has been unsuccessful.