La Crisalida Retreats (at Maesmawr Hall Hotel) is looking for plant based chefs to launch our retreat centre in mid Wales.

Maesmawr Hall Hotel is a historic country house that has recently been acquired by La Crisalida Wellness. The property is a character Grade II listed building with a rich history as a manor house and has historically been a favorite venue for functions and short breaks surrounded by the magnificent Welsh countryside.

The property is undergoing a transformation. La Crisalida Wellness run health and wellbeing retreats which offer guests from all over the world a superb all-inclusive retreat experience in our quiet and welcoming centres. La Crisalida Retreats offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing through our programme of activities that include yoga, life makeover workshops, meditation, rebounding and more, combined with tasty nutritious plant-based food and juices.

We are seeking a self-motivated, suitably experienced and well-organised chef to join our kitchen team. In this position, you will be responsible for freshly cooking meal for retreat guests. You will also having responsibilities for checking deliveries and orders and general kitchen chef duties. When fully operating as a retreat you will make fresh juices. Training will be provided.

The ideal candidate will be committed to working to the highest of standards and enjoy working under pressure. Operating as part of a team, you will be responsible for ensuring a superb guest experience, with high quality food and juice.

Chef duties:

· To prepare and cook a variety of dishes according to our menus and recipes

· Ensure that all food is prepared and served in a timely manner and meets quality standards

· Help manage stock control, ordering and receiving supplies as needed to ensure our kitchen is fully stocked, as well as adherence to daily/weekly legal documentation

· To take deliveries and rotate stock effectively

· Maintain a clean and organised work area

Comfortable speaking to guests about food preparation, and leading cooking demonstrations

Chef requirements:

· Hard worker who is willing to go the extra mile to meet guest and business needs

· Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure

· Ability to multi-task and deal with multiple demands during busy periods

· Ability to follow well established systems and processes to ensure efficiency across the business and kitchen team

· Pay attention to detail with maintaining standards in the kitchen. We use Safer Food Better Business food management system

· Ability to concentrate on the task at hand, without being easily distracted

· Flexibility to work shifts as required by the business, including providing cover for colleagues holiday

· Understands the requirements of working to the highest standards as part of a busy team

Previous experience/knowledge required:

· 1+ years previous chef or cook experience in a hotel, retreat or commercial kitchen

· Health and safety certification desired (training can be provided)

· Good level of English, written and spoken

· Further education qualifications preferred but not essential

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

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About La Crisalida Wellness UK

We are a holisitc Health and Wellbeing centre helping our guests to re-connnect, re-balance and re-energise. We offer tasty plant based food in addition to offering activities including yoga, meditation, walks, workshops and exercise classes.

We have been operating retreats in Spain for the last 10 years and are now expanding into the UK.

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