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Chef / Cook

Main Purpose of Job:

To serve as a chef, fulfilling cooking and meal preparation duties in the kitchen of our Garden Centre's Cafe.

Responsible to:

Cafe Manager

Our busy 200 seater cafe at our garden centre require a Cook / Chef. If you enjoy working in a busy environment and have a passion for food then we would love to hear from you.

Full training will be provided to the right candidate to ensure that high company standards are maintained. In return we offer:

  • Free uniform

  • 5.6 weeks holiday

  • Company pension scheme

  • Staff discount

  • Great working environment with top of the range new modern kitchens

Important Information
Date Posted: 4th October 2021
Closing Date: 31st October 2021
Industry: Retail
Job Type: Full time
Salary: From £10.50p/h to £12.50p/h

About the role

As a Cook / Chef at our Garden Centre, you will be required to do the following:

Key Duties 

  • Preparation of food and organizing its storage before and after service
  • Cook following menu specifications
  • Cook all dishes to quality and quantities required
  • Ensure all hygiene standards are maintained in accordance with company policy
  • Ensure health and safety standards are met
  • Any other duties relevant to business requirements
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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Own transport required
  • Must Be Able to Work as Part of the Kitchen Team and also Independently
  • Must Be Flexible to Work Week Days and Weekends on a Rota Basis, 7am to 4pm
  • Must Be Prepared to Work Between our Other Stores (Newtownards and Bangor) When Required

Desired criteria

  • One Year’s Experience in a Similar Role Preferred

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Menu/Product Knowledge

Menu/Product Knowledge

Food Production

Food Production

Chefing Skills

Chefing Skills


Hillmount is a family run garden centre with 3 centres across Northern Ireland in Castlereagh Hills, Bangor and Ards

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One of Northern Ireland's Largest Garden Centres, Hillmount offers a perfect haven nestled in amongst the scenic Castlereagh Hills. Hillmount Garden Centre can trace its roots back to the dark days of the Second World War when, in 1940, Hill Mercer and his wife Lily established a market gardening business growing much-needed vegetables for the local markets in Belfast. Over the intervening 75 years and four generations of the Mercer family, Hillmount has transformed itself as markets and the needs of its customers have changed so that today it is recognised as one of the leading Garden Centres in Northern Ireland.

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This is a family-run business and it is a labour of love and dedication which has spanned over decades. We are committed to investing in the local area and to offering local jobs to local people, as well as providing the community great value and great choice that our loyal customers enjoy at our garden centres in Ards, Bangor and Castlereagh.

Our benefits

Retirement Plan and/or Pension

Employee Development Programs

Free Parking

Competitive Salary

Chef / Cook

Hillmount is a family run garden centre with 3 centres across Northern Ireland in Castlereagh Hills, Bangor and Ards