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Executive Head Chef

Parkwood Leisure

Buxton Pavilions

North & Midlands



Executive Head Chef

The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Salary Negotiable Dependent Upon Skills & Experience

Immediate Start


This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.


Buxton Pavilion Gardens is operated by the Parkwood Leisure group on behalf of High Peak Borough Council, due to the expansion of the venue Parkwood Leisure is looking for an experienced  Head Chef to lead the kitchen team to deliver our exciting vision for the venue.


The Opportunity

The position of Executive Head Chef for Buxton Pavilion Gardens requires a true leader, the desire and ability to make a difference, a passion for food and robust organisational skills, focussing on details. The Executive Head Chef will oversee and take direct responsibility for the quality and standard of food, profitability and inspiring and motivating a team of chefs including a Head Chef to deliver the day to day operation of the kitchen. As part of the senior team this role will influence the success of the hospitality operation at Buxton Pavilion Gardens, including the recently relaunched Octagon.


Regular evening and weekend work will be undertaken and the successful candidate will also be responsible for the training of a team of kitchen and operational staff to ensure exemplary customer service standards are consistently delivered. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.


The Person

Relevant education and industry qualifications will be considered essential to the successful execution of the role. Health and Safety is a vital focus for the company and the Executive Head Chef will have the appropriate level of training and qualification commensurate with managing a large multi site kitchen operation. Additional training will also be provided for any specialist IT systems in use at the venue.

What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous annual leave

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Employee health cash plan

  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Company sick pay

  • Career progression

  • Training and development


Parkwood Leisure is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.


How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to


Closing Date

  • 26 April 2019


About Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure was established over 20 years ago and is now one of the UK's leading operators of publicly owned leisure facilities. Working with Legacy and Lex Leisure, we’re a company that’s proud to deliver a first-class service to each of the facilities we manage and is committed to working with local communities to make a difference and provide a healthier and happier lifestyle to the communities we serve.


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Applications by: 26/04/2019