Chef

Type of contract: Ongoing

About Us

Crealy Theme Park & Resort is the South West’s largest family theme park attraction and is home to over 60 rides, attractions and live shows and zoo. Set in over 100 acres of countryside the business also consists of a large luxury lodge and camping resort that includes uniquely themed glamping accommodation.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced chef.  Working closely with the Kitchen Manager (Head Chef) you will be responsible for preparing and cooking a variety of fresh food across The Park.

Duties will vary from cooking our traditional home cooked pub menu in our Clubhouse located at our holiday resort, to fresh chicken dishes in our Chicken Shack, to supporting launch our new fresh Fish & Chips and Pizza concepts.

You will have a role in staff planning, supervision and training, plus stock control, stock taking and ensuring all company health and hygiene practices are adhered to.

Unlike many highstreets or other theme park operations, we design all our menus and concepts in-house, and in your role you would have the opportunity to be involved in this aspect of our constant strive to improve our food offering.

You will manage designated areas in line with all relevant H&S and Food Policy legislation and ensure that profit is being maximised in all areas of your control. 

We also cater for corporate and other events throughout the year.

Our Business Hours for Food Service are 8am – 10:30pm to match our Theme Park and Holiday Park operations.   

Please note –  this role requires you to be available to work weekends, early mornings, evenings, during school holiday periods and bank holidays, although we can be flexible in the shift patterns if necessary.  Hours will be rostered in advance and vary dependent on the time of year. Flexibility is also required from you to meet peak and off-peak demands of our opening. We are open to guests/visitors all year.

Every department here at Crealy Theme Park and Resort focuses on the safety of our guests and team members, as a number one priority. Each role will undertake department specific Health & Safety training, alongside wider Theme Park and Resort training. 

We are looking for a confident person who has excellent communication skills and is interested in working as part of a wider team to drive high standards and deliver a first class guest experience. You should be highly driven and motivated to take ownership of your daily tasks, while supporting the wider resort as part of this integral team.

In addition the ideal candidate will:
* Be comfortable working on your feet all day
* Demonstrate a customer-focused attitude. 
* Have a reasonable level of fitness 
* Possess an ability to work independently for prolonged periods of time and as part of a larger team
* Have great communication skills

If successful through the application process, you will be invited for an interview.  If you have any questions or should you require any assistance at an interview event, because of a disability or medical condition, please let us know

Information for Candidates

You will need to have proof of right to work in the UK (either a birth certificate or current passport) and be able to provide details of a reference.  Please ensure that you have both of these before applying.

Excellent hourly rate of pay, plus holiday pay

Benefits

  • Career Opportunities
  • Free car parking and easy access by public transport
  • 50% off food and drink whilst on duty
  • 25% off all other purchases on park
  • Fantastic Team Socials
  • FREE Friends & Family Annual Passes* T&C's apply
  • Access to our Employee Assist Programme - looking after your wellbeing & offering free legal advice
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Bonus Opportunities and Rewards
  • Uniform Provided - if required

Personal Details


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References

It is company policy to obtain two satisfactory references with one being from your current or last employer or if you have recently finished studying, form a Tutor or Head Teacher. Other references should be from someone who has known your for at least two years and cannot be a family member. References will only be taken up with your permission. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references being received.

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Other Personal Details

Because of the nature of the employment, all convictions, including those deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974, need to be disclosed. Ex-Offenders will considered on an individual basis. Having a criminal record will not automatically be a bar to obtaining employment. Crealy is an equal opportunities employer.

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This Job Role expires on 2021-09-30