UK Youth is seeking an experienced Commis Chef or Duty Cook to join our friendly staff team.

Join our Catering Department, and help us produce and serve quality food for our hungry guests. Responsible for assisting in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of food and  supporting our food and beverage service. Based at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre set within the New Forest National Park.

Varied duties will cover all aspects of kitchen operations to produce and serve quality food: Food prep, knife skills, cleaning to a high standard, maintaining kitchen equipment, stock handling, checking orders and general chef support.

Ability to work well in a team and communicate at all levels is essential.

Excellent communication skills will be needed to work within a high pressured service team, plus a sensible approach to hygiene, health and safety. Commitment and respect to one`s self, customers and colleagues is paramount with a pleasant and approachable attitude.

What we will offer you:

  • Salary up to £17,000
  • 37.5 hours working week (we are happy to talk about flexible working i.e part-time, job share etc.)
  • 27 Days Annual Leave plus bank holidays (Pro-rata for part-time)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Free Car parking
  • Staff Lunch whilst on duty
  • On the job training and continuing professional development

To apply: please send your CV with covering letter to hr@ukyouth.org 

If you require more information about this role, please speak to Ryan on 01425 672347


Apprenticeship Opportunities

Alternatively, do you have a passion for food and a willingness to learn?   We are keen to hear from anyone interested in a catering apprenticeship. 

Click here for more information about our catering apprenticeship 

Click here for more information about apprenticeships at Avon Tyrrell 


For more details, please download our job pack. You are also invited to complete and return the enclosed diversity monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application.

UK Youth is an equal opportunities employer.

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