Chef - Winmarleigh, Lancashire
Chef vacancy - We are looking for an experienced Chef to provide high quality nutritious meals for residential guests and staff at Winmarleigh Hall children's adventure holiday centre near Preston in Lancashire. PGL Travel Ltd is the UK's leading provider of residential activity holidays and study courses for young people. Guests spend their days canoeing, climbing, orienteering and quadbiking - building up quite an appetite so our Chef role is crucial! Our canteen-style mass catering operation prepares up to 200 covers per mealtime at the height of the season. Using as many fresh ingredients as possible, you'll provide first class nutritious meals for our guests and staff team and have the opportunity to increase your responsibility without taking sole charge of the catering operation. As a Chef, you will support the management of the catering team by motivating, providing appropriate resources and organising the team's daily routine, in order to provide the highest standards of customer care whilst maintaining the highest levels of staff retention and development. Reporting to the Catering Manager, you will be able to develop your all round catering skills and awareness, which includes cooking, ordering and accounting of stock and staff supervision. This is an excellent intermediate development stage for aspirant Head Chefs; you will have the opportunity to increase your responsibility without taking sole charge of the catering operation. The majority of our guests are under 17 so our Chefs rarely find themselves working beyond 8pm. We're looking for a team player with previous experience in the supervision of a catering team, with the ability to train and develop staff, stand in for their immediate line manager when required, and who has knowledge of the wide range of dietary requirements of guests. Further training and qualification opportunities are available, we offer nationally-recognised NVQs for suitable applicants, helping you to gain a qualification as you work. Winmarleigh Hall is a 19th century country house, set in 50 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland with a brand new, purpose-built lake. Located near Garstang in Lancashire, Winmarleigh Hall hosts 280 guests at the height of season with 70 staff living and working at the centre. The centre's operating season runs from February until November so there's the potential to return to work for subsequent seasons. All activities take place within the centre's 150 acres of grounds. The Chef vacancy is offered as a fixed term contract with an immediate start through to October 27 2012. As a PGL Chef, you'll receive a competitive wage of £1106 gross p/month plus free uniform, meals, training and development opportunities and the chance to live and work in a unique environment. On-site accommodation is available at a highly subsidised rate. PGL is committed to the principle of equality and diversity. We welcome applicants from all members of the community. You must have the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this vacancy. The successful candidate will be subject to clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau, which PGL will pay for. Keywords: Catering & Hospitality
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