full-time role

Head Chef – One Garden Brighton

Full-Time Role

Head Chef – One Garden Brighton

Hours: Full time.12-18 event evenings per year. Saturday evenings during the summer season, with the majority of hours worked during brunch and lunch offerings

Competitive Salary


One Garden Brighton is a newly redeveloped tourist destination; a walled garden, rediscovered, reinvented, and opened to the public for the first time in spring 2021. One Garden Brighton features expertly designed gardens; One Garden Kitchen, a place to eat and drink; One Garden Market, a retail space complete with nursery; and One Garden 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. 


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 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, 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.  Please send your most up to date CV to jobs@onegardenbrighton.com,.

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.

One Garden Brighton 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.

One Garden Brighton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.