Seasonal Prep Chef (until end of October)

Organisation: Dalkeith Country Park

Salary: £11.45 per hour plus tips

Location: Dalkeith

Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place. On the outskirts of Edinburgh, our beautiful 1,000-acre Estate is home to Restoration Yard’s Store and Restaurant. We have an exciting seasonal opportunity in our daytime catering operation for a Chef to work full-time over the busy summer period and be part of an amazing team who create memorable moments, whether our guests are with us for a spot of lunch, coffee & cake, or celebrating their wedding day.

Our offering consists of a 100-seat beautiful restaurant with an additional 80 outdoor covers. To cater for our wide range of visitors, we also have the Coffee Shop, Larder, Cabin and many other seasonal outlets throughout the year. In this full-time role you will support Chefs in preparing food for our various outlets, including our food truck and pizza pop-up, whilst maintaining the highest standards of hygiene. In addition to normal daytime operations, you will assist with weddings and other events, producing quality food to a high standard.

What skills are required? With a passion for food, excellent knife skills and high standards of hygiene, you will be a hard-working team player who can work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Candidates must have relevant experience and will ideally have food hygiene/allergen certification.

Why work for us? Unlike many hospitality businesses, we work mostly in the day time, offering a healthier work life balance and sociable hours to fit around your life and commitments. Our colleagues tell us they are proud to work here and value our commitment to their wellbeing.

While this is initially a seasonal role until October there may be an opportunity to extend. Find out more about what we do and about working for us at

Interested? Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Jose Dalto, Head Chef, at

The closing date for applications is 24 July.

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 24/07/2024