Salary: £23,500 - £26,000 (negotiable on experience)

Full Time: Permanent – 40 Hours a week, no split shifts, Christmas Shutdown.

Working pattern: 7am to 3pm or 11am to 8pm (5 days over 7)

Benefits: Company Pension Scheme matched up to 8%, Life Assurance, free lunch during working hours, free on-site parking & Cycle to Work Scheme .

We are looking for a Chef who will embrace the opportunity to work in a charitable organisation going through an exciting period of change as we prepare for the opening of our new Visitor Centre and Tearoom in March 2024.

We work in a calm environment and are looking from someone who can cook good food and support with the development of our Tea Room and also preparing meals for our monastic community, employees and guests.

Main duties:

· Monitor and ensure that the production, preparation, and presentation of food are of the highest quality at all times.

· Liaise with Head Chef regarding ordering stock and ingredients.

· Adhere to Health & Safety policies and regulations.

· Build great relationships with Front of House teams to demonstrate a shared passion for excellent guest experience.

· Continually develop culinary knowledge and skills under the supervision of the Head Chef as our organisation expands.

· Demonstrate a passion for hospitality & great food with previous experience of working as a Chef.

Ampleforth Abbey is set in the Howardian Hills with a beautiful view from most of our offices. We are a charitable organisation and currently embarking on an exciting project to renovate our Visitor Centre, Shop & Tearoom. Our orchard is one of the largest commercial orchards in the North of England. The Abbey Church continues to be open for visitors and our retreat centre welcomes guests from all over the world.

Ampleforth Abbey Trust is committed to upholding the highest standards of safeguarding for children and adults. All offers of employment will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks and receiving adequate employment references.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £23,500.00-£26,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • York: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Chef: 2 years (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

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