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The catering operation at Gates Garden Centre currently consists of a 360 cover restaurant and a 120 cover coffee shop. There are an additional 76 covers on the restaurant balcony.

We have significant expansion plans for our food operation and are always looking for capable individuals with hospitality and catering experience and a real passion for providing excellent customer service.

All our catering positions offer the significant advantage of no evening work and only one working day at weekends (For full time positions). You’ll also be off on Christmas day, boxing day and the 27th December as well as New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday. As a growing business we can offer good opportunities for career progression.

View the catering vacancies listed below and simply send your CV and covering letter to the relevant person. If none of the below opportunities are suitable but you are interested in working for Gates, have relevant experience and are people focused please send your details to frankie@gatesgardencentre

Coffee Shop Chef

Full-Time, Permanent

We are looking for a Chef to work within our fast paced Coffee Shop.

Gates was established in 1948 by Fred and Ivy Gates. The garden centre was originally created within the walls of a large Victorian kitchen garden belonging to Cold Overton Hall. Still on the same site today, the centre has expanded considerably over the years, but still retains its traditional family values of excellent customer service coupled with great value for money.


Must have previous experience as a Chef / Cook

Be willing to work with us on new ideas and have a drive to always work their best

Must be able to remain calm and focused, ensuring every dish is high quality

A team player with drive and ambition, with the ability to work efficiently alone

A positive and upbeat attitude

Have a passion for delivering great food


In line with present UK working requirements, all candidates are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Days only. Casual Dining Restaurant. 40 hours per week. 5 days a week. NO EVENINGS.

Salary: From £22,000.00 per year

For more information please contact Frankie on 01664 454309.

To apply please email your covering letter and CV to Frankie Gates at

For more information regarding positions currently available at Gates Garden Centre, please call in and ask at the tills or telephone us on 01664 454309.