Cook

Recruiter
National Trust
Location
Hanbury
Salary
£16,991 per annum
Posted
14 Mar 2019
Closes
03 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for a passionate, experienced Cook who loves to delight customers through well-presented dishes prepared with fresh, tasty ingredients. If you'd like a role where you don’t have to work late nights and split shifts, then we’d love to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

A country retreat in the heart of Worcestershire welcoming around 200,000 visitors every year. The house and garden, originally a stage-set for summer parties, offer a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century. Included in the Hall are original wall-paintings by Sir James Thornhill, which are full of drama and politics and show the birth of Georgian society. The original formal gardens, designed by George London, have been faithfully re-created and complement the relaxed later gardens, with orangery, orchards and walled garden.

Our food and beverage offer includes a 50 cover tearoom that serves a full menu from breakfast, lunch, cakes and of course the famous NT cream scones; Chambers tearoom offering afternoon tea and 2 further pop up outlets to help manage demand at our busiest times.

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.

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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