We’re looking to employ a Cook on a part time contract to join our busy Catering Team.

The Orchard Kitchen café at Markshall is a popular all year-round destination for customers to enjoy morning coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks, and refreshments. The Café caters to the requirements of visitors to the Estate wanting to refuel after a walk and those looking for a welcoming and relaxed environment where they can share delicious, quality, home cooked foods, with friends and family.

The Cook is responsible for delivering all aspects of cooked and cold food preparation. Working with the Catering Manager, the Cook will develop and produce an imaginative menu appropriate to the venue and visitor profile, with the focus on fresh, local, seasonality, while ensuring the highest standards of food hygiene, health and safety procedures and service. This is a varied role which is hands on, working alongside staff in both the kitchen and occasionally front of house. Balancing a range of priorities and a busy workload to meet customer demands is essential.

To apply:

We require a letter of application (2 pages maximum) addressed to Sam Gentry, Head of Visitor Centre explaining how your experience fits the job description and person specification, and a copy of your current CV.

Your application must include the names and contact details of two referees, one of which must be your most recent employer. We will not contact your referees until an offer has been made and accepted.

Please email your application to [email protected]. Interviews will take place at Markshall Estate.

The successful applicant must provide evidence of their right to work in the UK. Markshall Estate is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate and value diversity. All recruitment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.