Head Chef

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Chilton Garden Centre , Chilton Garden Centre, Newbury Road, Chilton Nr Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QN

Full Time –40 Hours Per Week -Including Weekends.


British Garden Centres are looking for a Head Chef to bring your ideas and talents to our fast-growing company of over 60 Centres and growing. We have an amazing job opportunity to work at our newly refurbished Restaurant here at Chilton.

Managing and working closely with other Chefs of all levels. Creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes ensuring variety and quality. Determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering. Ultimately responsible for ensuring the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines.

If you are looking for a role where you are given the opportunity to take pride in your work, where you can create your own ideas for specials and home baking.

We would love to hear from you.

What we offer:

No evening work, split shifts or unsociable hours, year-round business.
Security of working in a well-established expanding family business & the associated benefits
Rate of pay negotiable, dependent upon skills and experience.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday
50% meal discount at any BGC restaurant & 20% discount at any BGC store, additionally discount rates available for Woodthorpe Leisure Park.

Skills needed:

Experience of working in a busy kitchen.

Creative at making dishes but also able to work to specs.

Experience of cooking carvery is an advantage.

Knowledge of HACCP.

Able to manage multiple orders.

Professionalism and reliability.

Remain calm under pressure.

Good time management.

Level 3 basic food hygiene is an advantage.

Duties include:

Taking of deliveries.

Food preparation.

Producing specials.

Prepare, cook, and present food quickly and efficiently to a high standard.

Monitor portion size and waste.

Menu Writing

Event work

If you have passion, can work equally well as part of a team or independently, are up for a challenge and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, then we would love you to become part of our work family.

To apply:

Please send your CV to: Philip Maiden, Regional Restaurant Manager


Applications close –Monday 15th July 2024    

 Due to the high volume of applications, if your application is successful, someone from the management team will be in touch with you, thank you.

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