Full Time Chef (Wenvoe)

Would you like to work in the Best Garden Centre Restaurant in Wales & the West? We are looking for a chef to join our team in our Orange Tree Restaurant!

Our ideal candidate is a creative professional who is willing to participate in creating delicious seasonal menus and meal designs. You should have excellent communication skills with an in-depth knowledge of several cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and processes.

This role will be full-time, including some weekends, but no evening work required.

Rate of pay: up to £12 an hour depending on experience


  • Assist with the preparation and planning of meal designs.
  • Ensure that kitchen activities operate in a timely manner.
  • Create and develop new menu options based on seasonal changes and customer demand.
  • Resolve customer problems and concerns personally.
  • Monitor and record inventory, and if necessary, order new supplies.
  • Provide support to junior kitchen employees with various tasks including line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating.
  • Recruit and train new kitchen employees to meet restaurant and kitchen standards.
  • Create schedules for kitchen employees and evaluate their performance.
  • Adhere to and implement sanitation regulations and safety regulations.

Person Requirements:

  • A creative flair with ingredients and passion for food
  • An ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate your kitchen team
  • First rate culinary skills
  • Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices.
  • Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired qualification/experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Health and safety and food hygiene certificates.

Pugh's Staff Wellbeing Benefits

As a permanent employee of Pugh's, after passing your probation period you will be entitled to the following

  • 20%-50% Staff Discounts
  • One free hot drink per shift (Hospitality staff only)
  • Monthly Prize Draws worth £100
  • Individual Staff Life Insurance
  • Health Assured - Staff Health & Well-Being Support Scheme
  • Yearly Personal Development Reviews
  • £30 Uniform Allowance
  • Yearly Holiday Giveaway


To apply, please send a full and up to date CV to andy@pughsgardencentre.co.uk