Brockhole Seasonal Chefs

Salary: Up to £13 p/hr (including holiday pay)*

Chef De Partie & Commis levels

Chef de Partie:  Up to £13 p/hr (including holiday pay)
Commis Chef: up to £11.40 (including holiday pay)


Brockhole Cafés, BBQ & Vintage Fish & Chip Van - Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre, between Windermere and Ambleside

Assistance with transport can be provided for candidates in Kendal, Lancaster and surrounding areas.


  • Weekly average from 16hrs up to 37hrs per week (P/T or F/T)
  • Weekend work required
  • Busiest periods during school holidays
  • No late evenings


  • Fixed Term March to October 2022
  • Annualised Hours (ie you will work more hours in the holiday periods than out, but the average hours worked over the whole term will be as contracted)
  • Winter working may be available

Do you want a chef’s dream seasonal job?

  • Work at one of the most exciting venues in the Lakes but work no late nights
  • Never get bored working across a wide range of outlets
  • Work with a fantasticly inspiring Head Chef and brilliant Sous Chef and join a great team
  • Earn good money and great benefits.

If the answer is “Yes!” then please get in touch. It might be the best call you’ve ever made.

Both full time and part time seasonal roles are available (fixed term March to October) –  we are looking for both CDP’s and Commis Chefs.

If you have the right level of experience, love food, love cooking and are passionate about your work we would love to hear from you. We offer really good rates of pay and a great benefits package in a fantastic friendly environment. Immediate starts available for the right people.

The main Brockhole café is very busy and popular with families, looking for great food prepared with skill, and served quickly so they can get back out into the grounds and activities. Fresh, fast, fantastic food, served well is what the café aims to deliver consistently and daily.

Brockhole has 2 other café outlets serving grab and go hot and cold food, plus a great BBQ and Outdoor Kitchen open during weekends and the busy holiday periods. We are also host to a number of events/festivals which give great opportunities for exploring catering for big and busy audiences. For 2022 we have purchased a vintage Fish and Chip van which will be sited on the shores of the lake – so you’ll have the best work place view in Britain!

If you have worked on very busy BBQ’s or making great traditional Fish and Chips before we are keen to hear from you.

Reporting to the Head Chef, the seasonal Chef team will be responsible for preparing, creating and delivering food for the cafés, the BBQ and the Fish and Chip van. Your working week, if full time, will normally be 5 days over 7 which may include either a Saturday or Sunday or both, but extra days may be required during busy periods.

Part time hours could either be a few days a week, early morning prep or lunch time cover.

How to apply

For further details about Brockhole and The Gaddum please visit and

To apply for a chef position at Brockhole, please email your up to date CV and a brief covering letter by e-mail stating

  • Why you think you would be a good fit for this role
  • Why you want this job and to work at Brockhole in particular
  • What sort of contract/hours/days you are looking for

Send by email to Daniel Bradley, Food & Hospitality Operations Manager,


If you wish to have an informal discussion or to find out more about the roles available, please contact either:

Head Chef: Sergej on 07578 717653

Ops Manager: Daniel on 015394 40267

Pease do not just send CV’s without a covering letter as these will not be considered.

Please Note: We are also recruiting for a permanent CDP position and seasonal KP and KA posts.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Lake District National Park Authority.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.