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Hotel Trainee Cook - Chessington, London

Chessington, London
£11.00 per hour
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Hotel Trainee Cook - Chessington, London 

Your culinary journey starts here

Chessington World of Adventures Resort are now recruiting Hotel Trainee Cooks

Do you like the idea of working in a theme park environment? Interested in becoming a Chef but need the relevant kitchen skills? Well, we have a fabulous opportunity to work within our hotel operations at Chessington World of Adventures. You would be based in one of our restaurants working alongside our amazing team of chefs. We have several positions available with various shift patterns.

This season we are supporting our kitchen staff who show the passion and desire to progress. We are offering candidates a fantastic opportunity to train as a Commis Chef while continuing to work in their Line Cook role. Following a three month course, you could be starting your career as a Chef.

The Role

You will be aiding the chefs and culinary staff in the preparation of food for the restaurant. This is a great starting point for a career within catering and hospitality and you will be working with a team of talented chefs.

Ideally you will have experience in a similar role, however, people wanting to get into this role with no experience will be considered. Your mission is clear, you must assist the team in delivering first class food to our hotel guests, and to support the kitchen team.

Pay & Benefits

You will be working either part time or full time on a seasonal variable contract, with an hourly rate of £11.00.

Some of the amazing benefits we offer include:

  • Merlin Magic Passes (Free tickets for you and your friends and family to use across our theme parks - worth £1000) These tickets can be used at Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures, Warwick Castle and many more great attractions.
  • Opportunity to join our Commis Chef training scheme. Earn a higher hourly rate by becoming a Commis Chef after three months.
  • On site discount across Merlin theme parks and attractions
  • Generous accrued annual leave package
  • Save hundreds of £'s with our online staff shopping scheme
  • Free Uniform
  • Working with a great team who have fabulous out of work social activities
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible working hours, including parent and carer shifts, and shifts to work around student timetables.
  • Free on-site staff parking

Your main responsibilities will include

  • To maintain food hygiene, service and presentation to standard
  • To aid the preparation of food for the chefs
  • To maintain a high standard of hygiene in respect of premises and self
  • Ensuring all equipment is clean and put away correctly

Qualifications and experience needed

  • Due to the nature of this role you must be over 18 years old
  • Kitchen experience would be beneficial but not essential
  • A passion for food and service
  • Flexible approach to hours and duties
  • Team player

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: £11.00 per hour


  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability
  • Weekends only

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chessington: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person


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