Are you an experienced and passionate Chef/Cook? Are you driven to provide outstanding food, sustainably sourced that champions local produce? Have you a track record of devising and delivering a menu to a margin? Are you looking to use those skills in a different working environment that provides a better work life balance? Whalley Abbey is an oasis; a still point in the turning world.
Whalley Abbey is the Diocese of Blackburn’s Retreat House with 17 bedrooms, a one bedroom cottage and excellent meeting/conferencing facilities. There is a residential praying/new monastic community that you will be working with. Our clientele range from parishes, church teams and bishops, to business conferences and meetings, to those in need of respite. We use our income to support those who need support.
The successful candidates will be willing to undertake all kitchen and dining room duties. Will devise a monthly, two week rolling menu that is inspired by seasonal produce and sustainable producers. The food is so good it calls people back to Whalley Abbey. You will be as comfortable serving the food as preparing it. You will be willing to work with volunteers and train others. You will have all the necessary qualifications and training, but mostly you will love to see people enjoying the food that you prepare.
The Diocese offers an excellent remuneration package which includes a pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement. There will be weekend working and evening working. There are 42 hours available across 7 days, largely to be worked between 10:30 to 20:30, so would suit more than one candidate, hours to be agreed.
We would be pleased to welcome you to our open days for the recruitment of this role and the additional role of guest services and events staff (separately advertised)
1ST MAY 10am-2pm, 5TH MAY 4-7pm
For full job description and person specification see attached documents
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For further information or an informal chat regarding the role please contact the Director for Whalley Abbey Revd Adam Thomas at email@example.com
Interview date: 28th May 1-5pm