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Kitchen Assistant - Trainee Chef

Job Type: Pub – Kitchen

Location: Empress of Blandings

Great Opportunity - Immediate Start
Named after the Earl of Emsworth’s prize winning Berkshire pig, the Empress of Blandings, with over 350 pictures and paintings of pigs adorning its walls, sits on the edge of the New Forest, close to the Southampton. The pub is the only building that is a member of the PG Wodehouse society and the Inn-sign is the only Hall & Woodhouse pub sign where the company name is spelt ‘Wodehouse’. With plenty of outside seating for the summer, as well as a roaring fire for the winter months, the pub is busy all year around. We are boosting our team and have a vacancy for a KA or Trainee Chef to join us with an immediate start. 
Your rewards as part of team Empress:
  • Pay up to £9.50 per hour, based on experience
  • Pay boosted by a share of tips
  • 70% off meals on duty
  • A warm welcome from a friendly team that values your contribution
  • Plenty of scope to show your talent and develop your skills
  • Opportunity to train as a Chef if that appeals?
  • Excellent job security and working conditions
  • Full time hours including weekends, days and evenings
  • A full range of lifestyle benefits
  • Private en-suite room live in at a cost of £58.52 per week (subject to availability)
  • All the support you need to succeed
Apply if you are:
  • Confident and committed with an eye for detail
  • A great team player who can support others under pressure
  • Familiar with the KA\KP role in professional kitchen operations
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • A person who takes pride in your work
  • Able to live in or reliably manage the commute to the Empress at Copythorne
  • Seeking an employer that recognizes and rewards achievement

Previous experience and knowledge of the role in a busy kitchen is an advantage however full training can be given.

If you care about what you do, strive to be the best version of your self, enjoy being part of a team and have the drive and commitment to thrive in a busy, exciting and rewarding kitchen... apply now:

Where you'll work:

Empress of Blandings

Empress of Blandings

A New Forest country pub with literary connections

Nestled on the edge of the New Forest National Park and named after P.G Wodehouse’s creation - the Earl of Emsworth’s prize-winning Berkshire pig - the Empress of Blandings is the perfect pit stop for your countryside adventures. And located just off the A31, it is an excellent place to meet for a meal before or after exploring the National Park. With a menu full of pub classics, regularly changing specials and perfect Sunday Roasts, it’s got everything covered; all washed down with a pint of draught Badger Beer from Dorset. And when the sun does shine, their outside terrace is the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by.

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