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Senior Chef (daytime only)

Full Time / Permanent position. Salary dependent on experience.

Looking for a chef's job where you can create delicious food using local produce, finish by 4pm and have a day off every weekend? Look no further!

Joining our fast-paced, friendly and ambitious kitchen in The Garden Cafe will enable you to work sociable hours directly under our Head Chef, with a focus on work/life balance, in a forward-thinking environment. You will use local produce and the best ingredients to create and serve our extremely popular menus to the highest standards.

Here at Beetham Nurseries, our food & drink offering in The Garden Cafe offers daily breakfasts, lunches and light bites. The Wood Fired Kitchen offers all this plus Neapolitan style pizzas from our traditional wood fired oven. We also serve street food from our vintage vans on The Terrace, which are used for events and during the spring and summer seasons. This extensive offering makes us one of the area’s leading hospitality establishments, and we are looking for a brand-new chef to join our exciting team.

Working closely with, and reporting directly to the Catering Manager and Head Chef, you will be responsible for food production across all three food & drink establishments, maintaining high standards of hygiene, health and safety, ordering food & stock control, and of course maintaining the highest standards of presentation at all times.

If you are passionate about working with the best local produce, creating new & exciting dishes and want to take your career to the next level — we want to hear from you.


  • 40 Hours, permanent, contracted position
  • Finish by 4pm every day!
  • Working 5 days, some weekend work is essential.
  • No overtime
  • No split shifts
  • 28 days holiday

Staff Benefits

  • Company pension
  • Free meal on shift
  • 25% discount in the cafe on your day off
  • 20% discount in the garden centre
  • 15% discount in the food shop
  • Voucher on your birthday


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter for the attention of Catering Manager; Nichola to or download an application form or ask for one from our Information Desk and return either by email here or to the following address: Management, Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP.