Development Chef / Head Chef

Holden Clough Nurseries based in the picturesque Forest of Bowland has started the search for passionate Chef to lead and join the team. 

Established since 1927, this award winning nursery has developed as a destination haven for gardeners old and new. The nursery is in a current development phase, adding further inspiration and creativity to the site and the culinary business.

About The Role

ROLE: Development Chef / Head Chef

SALARY: Circa £40’000 to 45’000 dependent on experience
Daytime hours. Approx. 2 evenings a month.

LOCATION: Holden, Clitheroe

John and Kate are truly inspired by Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Developing a cuisine that is seasonal, sharing with their customers the concept of working with natures larder. Using the flavours and herbs from the garden can not only be inspiring, but a delicious and healthy way to eat. Influenced certainly by Ottolenghi.

The site is in current development of a Glasshouse, Potting Shed with library, produce based courses, Live pass and indoor stone oven. With the desire to provide the customer with inspiration and ideas to create at home. Furniture products have been sourced from European buying trips, providing the business with a new and unique vibe and feel.

We are sourcing a Chef to compliment this development through food.
You will take the reins. Menus need developing.
Exquisite cold counter salads need creating, complimented with a choice of proteins, Budda Bowls, outstanding flavours through vegetables, traditional Lancashire fare, there is a lot to do!
You will be instrumental in putting this rustic healthy dining experience on the map.


What Experience Do You Need?

What do we require?

  • You equally have the passion for natures larder and proteins. Creating casual simple pleasures with a creative zeal.
  • You ‘live’ and ‘breathe’ garden to plate.
  • Oodles of experience working with fresh seasonal herbs/vegetables and fruit.
  • Pastry experience.
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude with a high degree of teamwork, honesty and integrity.

This role is not about change, this role is all about evolving an already successful business.
Very exciting times and one that cannot be missed!

DISCOVER where our talent can take you...

How to apply

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Alternatively if you prefer to talk you can give us a call on 01254 824 146 to discuss this role in more detail.

Lancashire House
The Sidings
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