A great opportunity has arisen to join our chef team in our Restaurant at our Ottery St Mary Garden Centre.

We are looking for a hard working individual that is passionate about good food and working as part of a team.


All the food we serve at Otter Garden Centre is fresh and homemade using fresh ingredients.

Experience in a busy kitchen is essential.

Duties will include:

  • Working with the head chef to produce food from our menus
  • Keeping a high standard of cleanliness
  • Good stock control and waste management
  • Follow our food hygiene processes

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years kitchen experience
  • Be able to work from direction
  • Work well in a team
  • Understanding of COSSH & HACCP and Food Hygiene
  • Knowledge of kitchen health & safety

Skills/experience required: must have at least 2 years experience in a busy kitchen environment.

Otter Garden Centres is a leading independent garden centre with seven branches across the South of England. We pride ourselves on our high-quality homemade food and excellent customer service standards provided in our coffee shops.


Days and Hours

5 days (39 hours) per week, including 1 day at the weekend. No split shifts.

To apply, please submit your latest CV with a covering letter detailing relevant experience to Simon Raynor by emailing

Thank you for your interest in working for Otter Garden Centres.

Location: Otter Garden Centres , Ottery St Mary

Published: 7th June 2022