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Full-Time Role

Head Chef

full-time role

Head Chef

Head Chef – One Garden Brighton

Full-time role. Salary up to £35,000 per annum


One Garden Brighton is a newly redeveloped tourist destination, a walled garden, rediscovered, reinvented and opened to the public in 2021, seeing over 340,000 in our first summer season. One Garden Brighton features expertly designed gardens, One Kitchen, a place to eat and drink, One Market, retail space and plant sales, and One Events, offering small and large-scale community events. One Garden Brighton is a subsidiary of Plumpton College.

You will be integral to building this new business, shaping and influencing how the tourist destination will run. As Head Chef you will lead and supervise the day to day commercial catering food production, operations and chefs team.  


Ahead of our re-opening for a new developmental year, your role will be to support the commercial outlet, One Garden Kitchen, a place to eat and drink, including developing the menus and food offer, as well as supporting our busy events programme and developing our commercial functions and events business.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising and leading the day to day operations of a busy commercial eatery and catering business. You will work closely with the Kitchen and Market Supervisors’ to ensure smooth cross working operations to maximise efficiency and best practice as well as superb customer service. Due to the nature of this tourist attraction, it is anticipated that staff will work additional hours during busy seasons, with the opportunity to work reduced hours in the quieter parts of the year.

You will be supported by the One Garden Commercial Manager and the Wider One Garden Brighton team, as well as Plumpton College’s Head of Catering and Hospitality and Head Chef.


You will be responsible for the supervision of the chef's team, apprentices, volunteers and students, sharing your passion for horticulture, great food and service and leading by example.


We’re looking for people who are:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Passionate about horticulture, food and customer service
  • Enjoy working in all weathers
  • Excellent people skills and enjoy liaising with the general public

If you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you - to apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11th February at 9am.