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Chef/Cook  –  Busy Tearoom, Daytime only

5 days a week (days off – Tuesday & Saturday)

 Salary: from £25K neg depending on experience.

Core hours 6.30am to 3.30pm (to include an unpaid 30 minute break)

The kitchen is part of the family run Church Farm – Rare Breeds Farm Park (Nr Downham Market, PE34 3HT) with a busy tearoom serving a variety of homemade cakes, scones and light lunches. 

The Chef needs to be an organised, quick worker, who has strong communication skills and is prepared to do all parts of this job. They will need a team mentality, creative flair and be able to keep calm under pressure.

The Chef is required to oversee the running of our well established kitchen at Church Farm and create seasonal menus that will inspire customers to return time and time again.  Change the special boards and be open minded to customer’s dietary requirements. The chef must be confident in baking cakes, biscuits & scones for our cake counter that provides a wow factor for our customers. At Church Farm a team spirit is important to us.  We are a friendly team that all strive for our customers to leave HAPPY!

  • Lunch varies from 30-200 covers per day.
  • There are no split shifts or evening work.
  • We have a very friendly team who serve tea and cake and take orders for lunch at the front of the open kitchen while the chef works at the back.
  • Extra hours on the chef’s normal days would be required at busy times
  • The tearoom takes group bookings and prepares buffets for children’s parties.
  • We are always open to suggestions and will work alongside someone who will enhance our already excellent reputation for food at Church Farm.

Qualifications required would be:-

  • NVQ level 2 & 3.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in catering.
  • Food hygiene level 2 (level 3 is advantageous)
  • Knowledge of HACPP & COSHH

Please send a CV or letter covering all your experience to date to Wendy Lemon via e-mail at wendy@stowestatetrust.co.uk or ring 01366 382162 for more details.


Under 5s Play Supervisor

Job Vacancy – Part-time (20 – 25 hours per week)

We are looking for a happy, fun person to supervise and interact with children in our under 5s play area.  You will need to have imagination and ideas for children’s play activities.

The play area can sometimes be very busy so you will need to be aware of what is happening in order to keep the children safe and happy. The person will be in charge of organising, delivering & clearing up the activities.

Experience within a nursery environment and/or a relevant early years qualification would be an advantage.  The person will need to be DBS checked.

The hours are:-

Summer season – Feb half Term to Oct half term incl.

Monday to Friday (5 days), from 11.15pm – 4.30pm including a 15 min unpaid break. 25 hours per week.

Winter Season  – Nov – Feb.

Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday (4 days), from 11.15pm – 4.30pm including a 15 min unpaid break. 20 hours per week.

The rate of pay would be minimum wage relevant to the age of the applicant.

Please contact the office on 01366 382162 or e-mail a CV to wendy@stowestatetrust.co.uk