Are you passionate about food? Do you have experience of working in a busy kitchen? Do you want to be part of our amazing team at Canons Ashby? If so then apply now!

We are looking for a Cook to work 4 days a week. We are open 7 days a week so you will be required to work regular weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis. Please not that this is a fixed term contract until 31st December 2019, however, there may be a possibility of this role becoming permanent should there be a need.

What it's like to work here

Canons Ashby is an Elizabethan manor set in beautiful 18th century gardens. This boutique property has a tranquil feel with a close-knit team of 13 who pride themselves on providing a more personal visitor experience. The catering operation, which includes the cosy Stables Tearoom, is often looking for new recruits. If you are a committed team player with great interpersonal skills, this magical property could be the place for you.

What you'll be doing

With your passion for food and your appetite to provide an exceptional service to your customers, you’ll work with the National Trust Cookbook framework to prepare delicious food. Working with local produce you'll always be looking for ways to minimise waste and control costs and resources. With your attention to detail you’ll ensure each dish is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented every time.

As a key member of our busy Food & Beverage team, you’ll make sure the team is working effectively to deliver great results. You may also be required, on occasions to supervise volunteers.

You’ll help the Food & Beverage team ensure our kitchens are presented to the highest standard and are compliant with all relevant legislation around food hygiene and COSHH.

The National Trust ethos will always be at the forefront of your mind, and you'll be proud to share our good work with our customers, you’ll look to maximise sales with new ideas so that the profit can be reinvested back into our conservation work.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert. Who we're looking for

We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team to exceed our customer’s expectations with the delicious food we prepare and serve.

You'll need to be;
  • Passionate about food
  • Customer focussed with great communication skills
  • A good team player
  • Creative and proactive
  • IT literate
  • Experienced in delivering a centrally developed menu in a fast paced, catering environment
  • Proud to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Aware of good working knowledge of Health & Safety compliance requirements
The package


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

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