Chef Academy Butlin's £10.29ph Live In Available

Do you have a passion for food and a willingness to get stuck in?
Have you thought about creating a career as a chef?

If this is going to be your first job as a chef, or if you have already worked as part of a kitchen team, then we can offer amazing opportunities for you to grow and develop your career at Butlin’s.
Alongside the structured training programme all new chefs complete, you could also join the Butlin’s Chef Academy.
This is an amazing 12 month training and development programme where you will get to go on residential training programmes, work in different kitchens and take part in money can’t buy chef experiences.

We have a range of kitchens, restaurants and food outlets that you could work in to develop your skills as a chef and we have got a long history or helping team create long term careers on resort.

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.

As a member of our kitchen team, you will be ready to get stuck in!
Your main duties will include:
-Preparing and cooking great food for our guests in one of our restaurants or food outlets
-Keeping our kitchens clean and tidy, safe and secure
-Working as part of a team that always delivers to the highest standards
-To grow and develop within your role and potentially join our amazing Chef Academy development programme

So what sort of person are we looking for?
* For us, it is all about your attitude.
* If you are positive, ready to work hard but 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 that is great, but if not, then 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 is in it for you if you 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 Leisure Hotels 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.

Ask any of our team, past and present, and one of the best things they’ll say about working at Butlin’s is our culture! Each year we welcome hundreds of thousands of guests for an Altogether More Entertaining and Fun Break and we bring this to life through our three mighty values of We Get Stuck In, We Create Smile and We Care For Each Other.

Bognor Regis


Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1JJ GBR



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Effective Date

27 July 2022

Expiration Date

12 August 2022