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We are looking for two experienced Chefs to provide high quality nutritious meals for residential guests and staff at Winmarleigh Hall and Boreatton Park's children's adventure holiday centres in Lancashire and Shropshire.
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 quad biking - building up quite an appetite so our Chef role is crucial!
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 working at the centre from January to November.
Boreatton Park has been owned by PGL since 1978 and is an imposing period house in 250 acres of adventure paradise, set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Boreatton hosts 950 guests at peak season and 260 staff working from February to November.
Our canteen-style mass catering operation prepares (phone number removed) 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.
The main responsibilities will be to support the day-to-day running of the catering operation, monitoring the staff during certain shifts and ensuring the highest standards of guest care during meals.
We're looking for team players 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 has knowledge of the wide range of dietary requirements of guests.
Work for PGL as a Chef and find a job that's fun, rewarding and gives you the chance for real career progression, training and qualification opportunities.
You'll also have the opportunity to live and work with like-minded people in a friendly team. Further training and qualification opportunities are available, we offer nationally-recognised NVQs for suitable applicants, helping you to gain a qualification 'on the job.'
The majority of our guests are under 17 so our Chefs rarely find themselves working beyond 8pm. These Chef vacancies are offered as fixed-term contracts from March through to October/November 2012.
As a PGL Chef, you'll receive a competitive wage, free uniform, meals, on-site accommodation and return transport from a UK departure point, plus you'll get the chance to live and work in a unique environment. Please be aware this is available as a residential position only.
Click APPLY NOW to be redirected to our website: Here you can create your own 'My PGL' account and apply online. You'll also find out more about our centres and being a PGL Chef.
** Please note we do not accept CV's for this role. **
PGL is committed to the principle of equality and diversity. We welcome applicants from all sectors 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.
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