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Join the Adventure Valley team in Brasside, Durham. We’re the biggest family adventure park in the North East! If you are reliable and an excellent communicator with a bubbly personality, we are looking for you! With different departments and job roles from animal carers to cafe assistants, attraction attendants or the retail team, there just may be the perfect role for you and if so we would love to hear from you. Please see all job descriptions below. If you are interested in joining the team, please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!!

Head Cook /Kitchen Supervisor

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced full time chef/cook in our Cafe Italia which offers visitors light snacks to full freshly cooked hot meals giving them that necessary boost to see them through their visit.

You will be responsible for the main cooking and preparation of the food, smooth day to day running of the kitchen, along with stock ordering, regulation compliance and the supervision of the kitchen team.

We are looking for someone with a passion for cooking who consistently delivers a food service of the highest standards.  You must be a team player, with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Plan, organise and monitor food quality and presentation.
  • Prepare and cook food using fresh ingredients.
  • Develop the menu, including themed specials .
  • Ensure all team members are working in line with current legislation.
  • Be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen to include all aspects of Health and Safety.
  • Previous experience in purchasing and stock control is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous catering experience within a similar, high volume environment.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Relevant professional catering qualification.
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own initiative.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Good understanding of budgets

You will be required to work 5 days over 7, starting at 9am and finishing at 4.30pm most days – great hours for a chef!  This will include all weekends, bank holidays and every school holiday period.  Salary: 9.50-£10 /hour, as well as 28 days holiday per year, Adventure Valley really is a great place to work.

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering note outlining the skills you can bring to the role, to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Catering Van Supervisor

We are looking for an enthusiastic customer-facing Catering Van Supervisor for our busy outdoor Round Table Cafe.

The role involves cooking and serving a range of hot fast-food options and drinks, and taking customer payments. You’ll be responsible for organising everything for the day-to-day service and delivering a friendly and first class customer experience.  You’ll need to be physically fit and able to work independently, and capable of supervising catering staff who will assist at busy times.

The catering van operates at peak times, so working days are mainly weekends, bank holidays and over the spring and summer school holidays, usually from 9am to 4pm.

To be successful in this role you must be driven and motivated to succeed in a fast-paced event environment, along with a flexible attitude to help in various sections when needed, including the main Cafe Italia which is open all year round.

We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated, energetic, and above all passionate about being part of a unique and growing company. A catering background with some till experience is desirable and experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

Job Type: Seasonal until September 19, with an immediate start.

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!

Café Assistant

Join the Adventure Valley team in Brasside, Durham. We’re the biggest family adventure park in the North East and our Café Italia is right at the heart of it.

We are searching for enthusiastic, bubbly and outgoing individuals with an eye for detail and great customer service skills to start in the café immediately.

The hours will be a mixture of weekends, bank holidays and school holidays so FLEXIBILITY & RELIABILITY is vitality important.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure the presentation of the café is second to none
  • That you are prepared and ready for the busy service ahead
  • You will create delicious hot drinks for customers on our coffee machines
  • You will take orders on the till and be smiley and courteous even under pressure
  • You will serve the food to the customers and ensure the table is cleared promptly upon their departure

Qualifications and Skills

Previous experience using a till would be an advantage but not a requirement.

If you are reliable and an excellent communicator we are looking for you!!!

Job Type: Part-time

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!

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