We are located in Windermere, Lake District.
At Gilpin, we have a passion for food and our kitchen team reflects this – both in the Michelin starred restaurant HRiSHi, and in Gilpin Spice where we serve dishes from countries along the spice trail in a fun and funky atmosphere.
As the Breakfast Chef, you will be running the breakfast operation, you’ll be responsible for ensuring a smooth breakfast service.
Setting up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, such as knives, pans and kitchen scales
Studying each recipe and gather all necessary ingredients
Cooking food in a timely manner and ensuring appealing plate presentation
Slightly modifying recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g. reduce salt, remove dairy)
Monitor food stock and place orders
Check the freshness of food and discard out-of-date items
Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area
Ensuring cleanliness of the kitchen and equipment within the kitchen
LIVE, WORK & PLAY IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Work hard, play hard – where better to do that than in the beautiful Lake District? As well as the traditional hospitality jobs at Gilpin, you can also be an accountant, an agri-scientist, an interior designer, a landscape gardener, a marketeer, and much more… the opportunities are endless!
LOVE & LAUGHTER – WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Many of our guests come to Gilpin for very special celebrations, investing time, money, expectations, memories and feelings into their stay with us. Our job is to help create the magic, sowing the seeds for lasting happy memories with five star service, and a lot of love and laughter.
THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER – WE WILL TRAIN & DEVELOP YOU
You can start at whatever level is right for you, and immediately start learning about the work and our team spirit; everything you need will be provided in a combination of on the job training and via our online Gilpin Training Academy, with clear pay rises built in. If you want to prove yourself and become a team leader, the opportunity is there – you can see for yourself what you need to do to progress, and if you wish take it further this can lead to a degree or leadership course without needing previous qualifications. This is your future – our job is to train you & prepare you for whatever you do next.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Staff parties and social events through the year
Home-cooked food for just £1 per meal. Breakfast of toast and cereals is free, and available all the time.
Fantastic subsidised shared staff accommodation, some at the hotel, some in the countryside, and some in the centre of Windermere and Bowness. In all accommodation, there is a shared kitchen and lounge area, and some have added extras such as a pool table, dart board and X-box… We spring clean and paint your room before you move in, meet you, show you around, and settle you in with a welcome pack, and check all the accommodation monthly to make sure everything is still lovely. Our staff accommodation ranges from mobile homes to luxury ensuite rooms in Bowness and Windermere (from £130 to £350 per month including bills). If you’re really trying to save and don’t have a lot of stuff, there are a few very small mobile home rooms that we don’t charge anything for.
Free staff transport between Gilpin and the staff houses in Crook, Windermere and Bowness.
We provide personalised English classes (while you’re paid) if you wish to gain confidence and ability to communicate in English. The aim is to motivate and encourage progression here at Gilpin as well as to gain confidence outside of work.
MY CUMBRIA CARD
We are buying My Cumbria Cards for all of our team – old and new! With this you can get offers & discounts throughout Cumbria on food & drink, activities, shopping and more. We’ll also be introducing a scheme where you can get even more money off certain activities, so watch this space to go bike riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or relax with a lovely meal or go to the cinema…
Free use of Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge with gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub.
TREATS – DINING & HOTEL STAYS
Discounted rates in HRiSHi and Gilpin Spice, as well as amazing the opportunity to stay at other Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain hotels from just £75 per night!
FRIENDSHIP & FUN
There are around 150 of us in Team Gilpin, but we’re not a big international hotel. We love what we do, and believe it’s important to have a friendly warm atmosphere behind the scenes as well as out front. We are family run with a strong team of managers who really look after, look out for and nurture our teams. We have a lovely, friendly, close knit team, where great friendships are made (often long term). We believe in enjoying what we do!
For more information see https://thegilpin.co.uk/join-our-team
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