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Head Chef

Head Chef

We have an exciting opportunity at our award-winning Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre.

We are recruiting for a Head Chef

We are looking for an all-around forward-thinking, creative, talented and autonomous Head Chef to lead our fabulous catering team.

We pride ourselves on delivering a true taste of the Yorkshire Dales through our menus, with our award-winning handcrafted cheeses at the heart of the fantastic food offering. As part of the Creamery’s ambition to showcase the very best food experience that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer to our discerning visitors.

Home to Calvert’s Restaurant and the 1897 Coffee Shop, our popular foodie destination attracts thousands of visitors every year looking to savour our famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese range, learn about the handcrafting skill heritage and provenance of cheesemaking in the famous Dale and enjoy the exceptional service and outstanding cheese-inspired dishes on our menus.


The Head Chef will support the Visitor Centre Director in creating a unique and exceptional catering offer utilising our iconic Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese ranges and local seasonal produce with an innovative approach.  This role is responsible for ensuring the catering team delivers consistently high standards with a can-do approach, within an agreed budget, whilst ensuring all H&S legislative requirements are adhered to.  In addition, the Head Chef will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen departments within our Award-winning Visitor Centre.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a similar fast-paced environment, with a can-do attitude and a customer-focused approach.

This is a full-time permanent position working 5 days a week, alternate weekends, and the occasional evening.

Working 40 hrs per week 8.30 am-5 pm as per rota. No split shifts.

Salary:  Circa £30,000

Excellent company benefits & discounts.

To apply please email your interest to

Closing Date:  25th June 2021

The Wensleydale Creamery is committed to equal opportunities in employment.

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