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Junior Chef - Retreats and Events

We're looking for a

Junior Chef - Retreats and Events

£22,800 per annum
Hours per week


42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL

Start date:

ASAP (Application deadline: 19/01/2022)

About the role

We are looking for a cook to join our front facing team within the farmhouse kitchen. Working in an open kitchen you will play a vital role in delivering food experiences to our guests.

The kitchen delivers food aligned with our food philosophy, which specifies nutritional, sustainable and ethical practices centered around a soil to gut approach. We are supplied with biodynamic vegetables grown on site, cultivated and foraged wild foods and locally sourced organic ingredients as well as a small percentage of foods from further abroad. Our menus are fully inclusive and we cater for a wide range of dietary requirements with a strong onus (but not limited to) on allergen aware, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free cooking.

You will be

  • Primarily preparing and delivering breakfast, lunch and dinners for retreats in the farmhouse kitchen.
  • Preparing produce, especially vegetables from the land. Our food often comes within hours of harvesting and all members of the kitchen team are responsible for cleaning and processing
  • Being in an open kitchen necessitating guest interaction and engagement whilst maintaining a clean and functional working environment.
  • Supporting the production department in preservation and processing
  • 42 Acres is developing it’s offering for woodland fire cooking, on and off site events, the food trailer and the addition of a second indoor dining space likely to open in Summer 2022.

The growth and development at 42 Acres gives you the opportunity to develop and share in the creative development of the food offering.

About you

  • Passion and ability in the kitchen as well as enthusiasm and commitment to learning
  • An interest in sustainable local food production that benefits land and people
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Be comfortable working in an open kitchen environment
  • Have knowledge or willingness to learn about bespoke dietary requirements
  • The job requires a level of physical fitness to maintain 8 hour shifts
  • Contributing to a happy and calm work space
  • Maintain speed and efficiency whilst working to set deadlines
  • Be comfortable following instruction, event briefs and kitchen protocol
  • Minimum Level 2 Food Hygiene ( and willingness to undertake training up to Level 3)
  • Be able to work Monday to Sunday to include evenings
  • Have own transport due to remote location

What we can offer

  • £22,800 per annum
  • Meals on shift
  • Work/life balance
  • Straight 8 hour shifts 40 hours a week ( with overtime in lieu)
  • Opportunity to work with and learn about our food philosophy informing sustainable, nutritional and ethical choices
  • Minimum of a day a month working on the land
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