Head Chef

One Garden Brighton - Head Chef

  • Company: Plumpton College Group
  • Closing Date: 06-11-2023
  • Location: Stanmer Park
  • Salary: £40 000
  • Hours: 40 hours per week


Brighton’s own garden. One Garden Brighton is a destination walled garden within Stanmer Park. Carefully reinvented and restored by Plumpton College, the gates opened the to the public for the first time in its history April 2020. Rooted in the past, it focuses on inspiration for the future. Whether for eating, meeting, pleasure, or plants, One Garden Brighton is a place for everyone, with things to discover every day.

The gardens celebrate both heritage and innovation and include productive traditional fruit and vegetable gardens as well as a series of contemporary themed gardens which are designed for typical, often difficult, urban conditions. The attraction also features One Kitchen, a place to eat and drink, One Market, a retail space complete with nursery and One Events offering a range of activities and reasons to visit throughout the year.

We believe in the power of horticulture to shape the future: to improve our food, wellbeing and environment. After a successful three seasons since opening, join us as we look to the future and the next exciting step in our journey. You will be an integral part of the management team, shaping One Kitchen to reach the vision of our brand ready for the opening of the 2024 season. 


As Head Chef you will prepare, cook and present high quality meals in a fast-paced environment to the highest standard. Overseeing the day to day running of the kitchen, you will lead and inspire the kitchen team through your passion for food. Responsible for putting together menus using local produce where available, you will seek new opportunities to develop the kitchen offering, working to achieve financial targets and increasing margins by minimising waste and controlling costs.


Supporting One Garden Events the role will seek to deliver creative, innovative and exciting food that will delight.  Responsible for the chef team, you will share your love for great food, excellent service, and lead by example.

You will be supported by the One Garden General Manager and the Wider One Garden Brighton team, as well as Plumpton College’s Senior Management Team.

You will receive a bespoke induction and allergen/food safety training. Further professional training & development opportunities are available. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities we serve. We welcome and value difference and want everyone to be welcome in our teams.

At Plumpton College Group we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive, and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you!

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview/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.

Plumpton College Group is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and is dedicated to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices and eliminating unfair discrimination on any basis.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.




How to apply for this role

Applying for jobs at One Garden Brighton

Please complete both documents, the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and return to:

Email: jobs@onegardenbrighton.com

Post: Plumpton College, Human Resources, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

Telephone: 01273 892036