Mayflower Theatre is looking to recruit a CDP to help run a section in our busy kitchen which serves our award winning restaurant, Ovation, along with catering for Afternoon Tea’s, Hospitality and Corporate Events.

Your main duties:
• Responsible for the efficient running of a section; including food preparation and service
• Communicate effectively with the Head Chef and Sous Chef, and the rest of the kitchen team
• Help maintain stock storage and rotation, ensuring waste is kept to a minimum and all legislation is adhered to at all times
• Ensure yourself and kitchen assistants comply with Food Hygiene, Allergen awareness and Health & Safety regulations

You will have:
• 2 years plus experience gained in an all fresh food kitchen and an appreciation of modern British cooking and current trends
• You should have a positive and flexible attitude, a passion for exceeding customers’ expectations and experience in working under pressure
• Minimum Level 1 in Food Hygiene and a good understanding of Health & Safety legislation and Allergen awareness
• Good level of general education and understanding of the English Language

What’s in it for you?
• An annualised hour’s contract of 20 per week
• Salary is £8.72 per hour plus benefits including pension and 28 days holiday including bank holidays (pro rata)
• Shared gratuities paid every four weeks
• Chef whites provided
• Staff discount on theatre tickets

How to apply

Please apply in writing with your CV and covering letter to quoting ref OV29

Closing date for applications: Friday 17 May 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a short telephone interview, to confirm availability, prior to being invited for a work trial and formal interview.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will be unable to contact every candidate individually. Successful candidates will be contacted within four weeks. 

No agencies please.


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.



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