Friday, February 8, 2013

Experienced Seasonal Chef

Experienced Seasonal Chef specialising in African style food

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is part of The Aspinall Foundation, a charity committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes. The Park offers a fantastic variety of short break packages through our exclusive accommodation at Elephant Lodge, Livingstone Lodge our multi-award winning African Safari Experience and Livingstone Cottage our unique and ultra-luxurious safari experience. Guests stay overnight in luxury tents or the cottage and can enjoy a bespoke drive-through Safari giving the opportunity to see giraffe, black rhino, elephant, cheetah, zebra and many more wild animals roaming free in over 100 acres of sweeping countryside with fantastic panoramic views across the Romney Marsh out to the English Channel.

We are looking to recruit an experienced seasonal chef who is enthusiastic, creative and enjoys cooking African Style Food. Your food needs to be high quality, beautifully presented African Cuisine, with an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients and fresh seafood caught in the local area.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they can;

Cook in the presence of customers

Talk passionately to the customers about the food, sharing tips and information

Put our guests’ needs first so exceeding customer expectations

Produce innovative dishes to enhance the overall experience for our guests whilst meeting margin targets and keeping waste to a minimum

Work well in an established team

The post is seasonal, fixed term, starting from the beginning of March 2013 until the middle to end of October 2013. Normally you will be required to work 5 days a week out of 7 which will include Bank Holiday Mondays and you will be expected to work shifts and most weekends. Flexibility is key to this role.

To apply:

email your c.v. and covering letter to  or send to Ms Maxine Horn, Human Resources Department, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Nr. Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD.

Closing date for applications:

25th February 2013 Salary negotiable, depending on experience
Please visit our website:  to find out more about us, the African Safari Experiences and our Short Breaks.

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