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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 mark@gatesgardencentre.co.uk.

Currently available catering positions

Restaurant assistant

Full-time, permanent

Working predominantly in our 360 cover Garden Restaurant you will be serving freshly prepared, good quality food to our customers. We’re a busy restaurant so you should be able to deal with customers efficiently both when taking orders and when serving food and drinks.

With excellent customer service skills, you should be professional and well presented and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy and fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate

  • Have a pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic attitude
  • Work well under pressure in a busy customer focused environment
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Have great people skills and a passion for customer service
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation, Health & Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Take pride in your appearance as well as the appearance of the restaurant

You will receive

  • On shift training given to all staff
  • Uniform provided for appropriate positions
  • Good rates of pay
  • Staff discounts available throughout the garden centre, farm shop and restaurant
  • Opportunity for career progression

To apply, please send your CV by email to tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or by post to Natalie Gregg, Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB.

Weekend restaurant assistant

Part-time, permanent

This position is part-time working weekends ony, although extra shifts may be available through non-term times.

Working predominantly in our 360 cover Garden Restaurant you will be serving freshly prepared, good quality food to our customers. We’re a busy restaurant so you should be able to deal with customers efficiently both when taking orders and when serving food and drinks.

With excellent customer service skills, you should be professional and well presented and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy and fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate

  • Have a pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic attitude
  • Work well under pressure in a busy customer focused environment
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Have great people skills and a passion for customer service
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation, Health & Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Take pride in your appearance as well as the appearance of the restaurant

You will receive

  • On shift training given to all staff
  • Uniform provided for appropriate positions
  • Good rates of pay
  • Staff discounts available throughout the garden centre, farm shop and restaurant
  • Opportunity for career progression

To apply, please send your CV by email to tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or by post to Natalie Gregg, Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB.

Coffee shop barista

Full-time, permanent

Working predominantly in our 120 cover Courtyard Coffee Shop you should be Barista trained and be able to produce a range of hot drinks as well as serving cold beverages, cakes and other food items.

With excellent customer service skills, you should be professional and well presented and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy and fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate

  • Have a pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic attitude
  • Work well under pressure in a busy customer focused environment
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Have great people skills and a passion for customer service
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation, Health & Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Take pride in your appearance as well as the appearance of the coffee shop

You will receive

  • On shift training given to all staff
  • Uniform provided for appropriate positions
  • Good rates of pay
  • Staff discounts available throughout the garden centre, farm shop and restaurant
  • Opportunity for career progression

To apply, please send your CV by email to mark@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or by post to Mark Barbour, Catering Manager, Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB.

Chef

Full-time, permanent

We’re proud of the quality of our food offer, so as a member of The Garden Restaurant kitchen team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that all food is prepared, cooked and presented to our high standards using fresh produce.

You’ll have responsibility for looking after your own section and need to be able to work calmly under pressure.

The ideal candidate

  • Passion for using fresh produce
  • Work well under pressure in a busy kitchen environment
  • Be professional and well presented
  • Have great people skills and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Maintain the highest standards of cleanliness, safety and food hygiene, ensuring compliance with all legislation
  • Take pride in the food that you produce

You will receive

  • On shift training given to all staff
  • Uniform provided
  • Good rates of pay
  • Staff discounts available throughout the garden centre, farm shop and restaurant
  • Opportunity for career progression

To apply, please send your CV by email to mark@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or by post to Mark Barbour, Catering Manager, Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB.

Baker

Part-time (32 hours per week), permanent

We currently have a vacancy for a part-time Baker in our Garden Restaurant, working 4 days per week on a rota basis. Hours approximately 8am to 4pm (8 hours per day).

A minimum of one years experience in a relevant position is essential, as you will be responsible for baking a range of cakes for our restaurant, coffee shop and prestigious farm shop.

You should offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work during School / College holiday periods and Bank Holidays.

As a member of our kitchen team, you will be responsible for ensuring all food and associated products are prepared, cooked, served and presented to our high standards. With excellent customer service skills, you should also be professional, well presented and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy and fast paced environment.

You will receive

  • On shift training given to all staff
  • Uniform provided
  • Good rates of pay
  • Staff discounts available throughout the garden centre, farm shop and restaurant

To apply, please send your CV by email to mark@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or by post to Mark Barbour, Catering Manager, Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB.

Kitchen porter

Full-time or part-time, temporary

We currently have vacancies for seasonal part-time Kitchen Porters, working a minimum of 16 hours per week, to include weekends

You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy and fast paced environment.

Applicants should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times.

The job will involve operating an industrial dishwasher and you’ll need to keep the kitchen clean and tidy at all times in line with gvernment regulations.

To apply, please send your CV by email to mark@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or by post to Mark Barbour, Catering Manager, Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB.