Jobs in Paignton

We are recruiting for a part-time cook to work in our busy kitchen at Otter Garden Centre Torbay where you’ll be cooking alongside our friendly kitchen team, preparing and cooking light bites and main meals. All the food we serve is fresh and homemade using fresh ingredients.


We are looking for a hard working individual who can work as part of a team and is passionate about providing good food to our customers. Experience in a busy kitchen is essential.

Duties will include:

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

The ideal candidate will:

  • A minimum of 12 Months experience in a busy Kitchen environment
  • Provide to our customers food to a high standard, consistently whilst working under the pressure of a busy kitchen
  • Able to work from direction
  • Work well in a team
  • Understanding of COSSH & HACCP, and Food Hygiene
  • Knowledge of kitchen health & safety

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.


You will be required to work 3 days a week, 18 hours per week, 9am – 3.30pm. No split or evening shifts.

To apply please submit your latest CV with a covering letter detailing relevant experience to Les Harding by emailing

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

Location: Otter Garden Centres , Paignton

Published: 19th May 2021