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Kitchen Assistant / Commis Chef 'Fast Track Opportunity' -Center Parcs



6th March 2024

Employer description

Center Parcs UK and Ireland (formerly Center Parcs UK) is a short-break holiday company that operates six holiday villages in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, with each covering about 400 acres (1.6 km2) of woodland. The company's first village opened at Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, in 1987 and its sixth, at Longford Forest, Ireland, opened in 2019

Do you have an interest in cooking, like the idea of working in a busy kitchen and have a desire to progress?

We have a number of entry level Kitchen Assistant positions available, where no experience is required as we will provide full training to get you to the next level – with a pay increase when you have successfully completed your training.

Main description

The training programme is for 6 weeks (based on full-time hours), where you will have the opportunity to work in one of our kitchen environments; from grills and burgers in our American diner to Indian fusion cuisine.

In addition to our great range of standard and unique benefits, you’ll also receive:

A share of tips – which are evenly split based on hours worked
Your uniform will be provided and laundered

As a fast-track chef you will learn and progress from the ground floor up, helping with the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, working to the highest standards and in an environment that combines popular menus and quality food with the very best in service.

Duties will include:

  • The preparation, cooking and presentation of food to menu specifications
  • Learning about stock control, portion control and food wastage
  • Understanding dietary requirements
  • How to use specialist kitchen equipment safely and correctly
  • Keeping a safe and hygienic working environment
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and organised
  • You will be given all the training and support you need to succeed, from your dedicated trainer / manager and our online learning portal.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for food, have good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team and have the desire to learn and develop.

No previous experience is required


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 23/04/2024


£10.58 per hour rising to £11.20 per hour


This job is located in Elveden, Suffolk

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