Butlin's Academy Chef

Do you have a passion for food and want to find a place where you can launch your career as a chef?

The Butlin's Chef Academy is a job and opportunity like no other! Whether you have worked in kitchens before, or you are just starting out, this job will give you the skills and knowledge to really get stuck in as an integral par of our amazing kitchen teams. 

The Butlin's Chef Academy is a blend of earning and learning. You will attend a two week residential programme at our amazing training kitchen in Minehead where you will learn everything from how to prep and set up your work station through to filleting fish, butchery skills and patisserie work. From there you will then spend 2-3 months in up to five different restaurant operations learning how to excel in every part of the kitchen operation. 

Throughout the year long programme you will also be invited to attend skills development and experience weeks where we will work with a range of our suppliers to introduce you to new cuisines, culinary skills and a deeper awareness of the journey our food takes from field to fork. These experiences include visits to places like Billingsgate fish market, seasonal produce farms, Borough market, Birtwhistles butchers and many, many more!

So what sort of person are we looking for?
For us, it's all about your attitude!
If you are positive, ready to work hard and have fun, open to learning and getting stuck in and a real team player then you will fit right in
If you have worked in kitchens before then great, but if not, no worries as we will teach you everything you need to know (and then some!)
There will be lots of training in things like food safety and health and safety, as well as specialist training around the food and menus that you will be delivering in the restaurant you are a part of
Day to day, you will be an essential part of your kitchen brigade, preparing, cooking and serving a wide range of dishes that help make our guests have the most amazing time on their breaks and holidays with us
No two days are the same but that is what makes working in our kitchens such a great place to learn

What's in it for you to join the Butlin's Chef Academy?
A permanent contract with a guaranteed pay rise when you complete the programme
A bespoke training programme, with each cohort limited to 12 places to ensure the maximum amount of individual learning and support
A unique and purpose built development programme like no other in the hospitality industry 
A two week residential training course to kick start your chef career with Butlin’s in a purpose built training kitchen
Work towards a Level 2 Production Chef apprenticeship, fully funded by Butlin's 
Masterclasses, industry visits, chef experiences built around seasonality and unique to each cohort of chefs
Great salary and benefits package throughout the training with live in accommodation available

Butlin's Team Benefits 
20% holiday discount for family and friends at all Butlin’s resorts as well as at our partners Warner and Haven
Regular team events, socials and celebrations
Opportunity to earn a bonus through our refer a friend scheme
Discount in our shops and outlets
Loads of ways to save through our employee benefits platform, from weekly shopping through to holidays and nights out
Lots of awards and recognition for all of our team
Most importantly, you will become a part of Butlin’s where we all get stuck in, create smiles and care about each other

If this sounds like you, then please apply to join us!




Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 1NJ GBR



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Effective Date

4 May 2022

Expiration Date

25 May 2022