Chef de Partie- Brockhole on Windermere

Salary: £27,987 per annum*

£27,987 per annum*
* J5 + £3,800 MFS and annualised plus
£25,063 + £2,924 Annualised Plus Scheme


The Gaddum Restaurant & Brockhole Cafés - Brockhole on Windermere, the Lake District Visitor Centre, LA23 1LJ (between Windermere and Ambleside)

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


  • 37hrs per week November – March
  • 44hrs per week April - October
  • No late evening work required


Permanent, full time

Are you a talented, enthusiastic and ambitious Chef de Partie?

Do you want a great job, on a good salary in a high profile growing venue, on one of the most beautiful sites in the country?

Following a record year in 2021, Brockhole on Windermere are looking to grow and diversify the exciting food offer on this beautiful site and we need a Chef team to match demand and our own ambition.

Do you want to:

  • Work at one of the most exciting venues in the Lake District, but still have most evenings off – no more 11pm finishes!
  • Have a creative input into menus – from fabulous lunches, to street BBQ food, to great Afternoon Teas – developing your career as a Chef.
  • Never get bored working across a huge range of outlets – from an award nominated restaurant, to a very popular café, to a great BBQ, outdoor kitchen cooking and a new vintage Fish & Chip van.
  • Work with a fantastic existing chef team
  • Work hard but get great job satisfaction
  • Not work from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day or New Year’s Day (a rarity for a chef!)
  • Have the security of working for the Lake District National Park and enjoy all of the employment benefits entailed – really good rates of pay, very generous pension contributions and a friendly working environment.

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

What’s it like to work here?

The Gaddum Restaurant opened its doors in April 2018 and has quickly established itself as one of the most beautiful settings for lunch and afternoon teas in the Lake District. Our reputation for fantastic food and spectacular Afternoon Teas has more than matched the setting. Refined dining in a stunning but relaxed environment is the order of the day – so Chefs get to show off their skills.

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 two other café outlets serving grab and go hot and cold food, plus a great BBQ and Outdoor Kitchen offer during weekends and the busy holiday periods.

We have now added a fantastic vintage Fish and Chip van to that offer.

We are also host to a number of events/festivals which give great opportunities for exploring catering for big and busy audiences.

You will definitely work hard, particularly in school holidays, and every day can be different, but you will enjoy every hour and not having to work late evenings will give you a chance to recharge the batteries before you are ready to go again.


Working with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Electric car and Cycle to Work schemes
  • Paid time off so you can volunteer
  • Subsidised healthcare scheme

More details

For further details about Brockhole and The Gaddum please visit and

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

Ops Manager: Daniel on 015394 40267

Head Chef: Sergej on 07578 717653

Information Pack:

How to apply

Apply for this position on our online recruitment site

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.