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Thorness Bay

Located in the Isle of Wight countryside, Thorness Bay is a huge hit with all those who stay here. Spread out across fields, the Park is framed on one side by the sea with stunning views. Enjoy a relaxing stroll to the bottom of the Park and you'll find the bay; perfect for watching the boats sail by. If you're looking for big stage shows and jam-packed entertainment, then our lively entertainment programme will definitely have you singing and dancing.

2nd Chef

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced 2nd Chef who is passionate and able to work under pressure into our established Retail team based at Thorness Bay Holiday Park.

Reporting to the Head Chef, you will be working as a part of a team of up to 6 chefs to ensure the smooth and effective operation of our kitchen to achieve maximum customer satisfaction.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Take a ‘hands on’ role in the production of menu items during service
  • Work on the ‘front line’ and manage the prep production
  • Ensure the quality of the food production and presentation is maintained to company standard
  • Participate and develop owners activities and events
  • Develop and design functions menus
  • Participate in events such as Christmas and New Year, Buffets, Conferencing as well as other seasonal events such as Easter / Halloween
  • Carry out training across park to ensure generic standards are achieved
  • Train the kitchen team to ensure a consistent standard is maintained
  • Develop staff to establish a platform for succession planning
  • Work with nominated suppliers to ensure best value
  • Adhere to any company structured pricing policies
  • Achieve ‘best value’ from any local supplier negotiations
  • Keep numbers of individual commodities to a minimum

A successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in a busy fast paced kitchen
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to delivering excellent customer service
  • Be passionate about food
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Customer Focus
  • Achievement Focus
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Teamwork & Co-operation
  • Basic Food Hygiene L2 Qualification

This role will be a 48 hour contract across 6 days including evenings and weekends. Live in accommodation is available at General Manager's discretion.

Interviews for this role will take place the week commencing 13th November.

If this sounds like you and you think you have Parkdean Resorts potential then apply now!


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Discretionary bonus packages
  • Fantastic team environment
  • 25% discount on holidays for yourself, friends and family
  • Stand-by breaks available at a discounted rate
  • Full uniform provided where necessary
  • Full training

Apply to advert 3247846

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