Job Vacancies at Chipperfield Garden Centre

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Chipperfield Garden Centre. We are always looking for new talent to join our team so if you think you would like to work for this forward thinking family owned business then why not apply for one of the job roles below. You can apply for jobs by sending in your CV to the addresses provided in the job descriptions.

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Restaurant Manager

Full Time – 39-45 Hours Per Week – Fully Flexible, Including Weekends.

We are looking for an experienced Restaurant Manager who has a passion for creating excellent food as well as good organisational skills. You will have proven capabilities for running a successful restaurant/kitchen and promoting excellent customer service.

You must be enthusiastic and wish to pro-actively develop the business. This is a hands-on role where teamwork and communication are vital.

The main function of the Restaurant Manager is to oversee staff, ensure that the business operation runs smoothly and handle escalated customer queries and grievances.

 Candidate needs to have experience as a Restaurant Manager & Cooking.

As a Restaurant Manager you will manage, lead, inspire and develop an amazing team and ensuring all customers have a great Restaurant experience.

What we Offer:

Benefits include Staff car parking and staff discount at our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as at our Leisure Park.

Skills required:

Excellent customer service skills
Communication and team management abilities
Minimum 2 years’ experience of managing a busy restaurant and large team
Managerial experience
Good IT skills – Excel and Word
Social Media - Facebook

Duties will include:

Organising team schedules, handling staff issues and authorising holidays and sick leave.
Interviewing, hiring, and training new employees.
Evaluating employee’s performance and providing training and guidance as needed.
Managing various department-specific initiatives and ensuring that these are completed within the scope time and budget.
Filling in for absent employees and assisting teams as needed to successfully complete projects.
Ensuring the employee follows company polices, as well as health and safety regulations.
Ensuring a high and consistent standard of customer service.

If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast-growing company and forward-thinking team, we want to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to:   Louise Pettican, Regional Restaurant Manager

Applications close –Tuesday 26th December 2023

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your application is successful.

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Part Time –16 & 20 Hours Per Week- Fully Flexible - Including Weekends.


We are looking for skilled Chefs/Cooks to prepare delicious meals according to the menu. You will cook dishes that will delight our customers with their taste and timely delivery.

An excellent Chef/Cook must be able to follow instructions in cooking and delivering well-prepared meals. They must be deft in moving around the kitchen and apt in multi-tasking. Experience in using various ingredients and cooking techniques is also important.

The goal is to help preserve and enhance our reputation so we can expand our clientele.

If you are looking for a role where you are given the opportunity to take pride in your work, where you can create your own ideas for specials and home baking, then we would love to hear from you.

What we offer:

No evening work, split shifts or unsociable hours, year-round business.
Security of working in a well-established expanding family business.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday
50% meal discount at any BGC restaurant & 20% discount at any BGC store, discount rates available at our Leisure Park

Skills needed:

Experience of working in a busy kitchen.
Creative at making dishes but also able to work to specs.
Knowledge of HACCP.
Able to manage multiple orders.
Professionalism and reliability.
Remain calm under pressure.
Good time management.
Level 2 basic food hygiene is an advantage.

Duties include:

The taking of deliveries
Food preparation
Producing specials
Prepare, cook, and present food quickly and efficiently to a high standard.
Monitor portion size and waste.

If you have passion, can work equally well as part of a team or independently, are up for a challenge and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, then we would love you to become part of our work family.

To apply:

Please send your CV to:

Louise Pettican – Regional Restaurant Manager

 Applications close – Wednesday 6th December 2023    

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your application is successful.

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