Assistant Chef

Assistant Chef

Normandy, France

The beautiful 18th century Château du Baffy, on the edge of the small village of Colombiers, offers guests the chance to stay in the beautiful Normandy countryside and enjoy the superb beaches nearby.

The château is a popular destination for UK school groups during the academic year (primarily March to November), keen to explore the region with a wide range of daily excursions. During the summer holidays (late July/August), the Château is enjoyed by adult and family guests.

The Château du Baffy is owned and operated by Select School Travel, which is fast-becoming one of the UK’s leading school travel operators with properties in France and Austria.

About the Job:

Working alongside our fantastic French chef, Thierry, 14 years in the role, we are looking for an assistant chef, who has a passion for food and people. Along with Thierry, you will be responsible for preparing a high-quality, hearty and varied menu for our school groups and guests. We can offer an opportunity to learn, live in the French countryside and work alongside a strong team, to ensure our guests get the most from their stay at the Chateau du Baffy.

We aim to provide a varied and flexible working environment to ensure that you are able to enjoy and explore all that the location and the region has to offer, including regular team day trips and social events plus local fitness centre/ swimming facilities.

The neighboring farmhouse/ gîte provides the main staff accommodation, equipped with new farmhouse kitchen, lounge and dining area complete with log-burner and WIFI – offering the team the chance to relax and socialize together. Full board shared accommodation, all meals and a competitive monthly salary will be provided as well as an end of season performance-related bonus.

As such, we are looking for energetic, motivated and ambitious candidates who can demonstrate:

Essential Criteria:

  • Good level of kitchen / catering experience (additional training will be provided)
  • A passion for food and cooking
  • Strong understanding of food hygiene practice
  • Hand's on approach
  • A willingness to learn

Preferable Skill:

  • Preferable skills
  • Ability to drive overseas
  • An understanding of food costing / budgeting

If you would like to become part of the new, young and exciting team, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Please forward your CV to Katie Gibbon: [email protected] and we will contact you to arrange a chat.