Work for Us
We place our customers at the heart of what we do, and we are looking for people who are as passionate about providing 5-star customer service as we are. Our family-run, family-inspired ethos is woven through the very fabric of our business and extends out not just to our staff, but to our customers too.
We pride ourselves on the quality and range of plants offered, many of which are grown in our own glasshouses on-site at W.D. Smith’s growing facility.
Not only do we produce plants, but we also have extensive giftware, homewares and outdoor living departments, plus an on-site restaurant. We hold regular festivals and events across the year, including our now locally-renowned German Christmas Market and Pansy & Viola Festival.
We also offer an on-site 100-seater restaurant, which has won 3 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards 3 years in a row. Our restaurant is an integral part of Meadow Croft Garden Centre, which has recently been extended to include an attractive and relaxing alfresco eating area.
We know that it's our team that makes Meadow Croft such a success, which is why we hold regular training, staff social events and more throughout each year.
If excellent customer service and being a valued member of a team are top of your list, we want you to be top of ours.
Discretionary Profit-Related Bonus
Staff Discount Scheme
Subsidised Staff Menu from the Restaurant
Uniform Provided/Allowance for Protective Footwear (dependent on role)
Above Statutory Holiday Allowance
Employer Contributory Pension Scheme
Meadow Croft Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, light bites, daily seasonal specials, and afternoon teas all freshly made to order, plus a great selection of homemade cakes and scones. Our cooks are an integral part of this as all of our meals are home-made on the premises and cooked to order, using the best local ingredients. The Restaurant is open seven days a week.
This position is a full-time position (five days per week). It will include working weekends on a rota basis (normally every other weekend). Normal hours of work are 8.15am – 4.45pm (with some flexibility needed). Ideally, we are looking for an experienced cook who can hit the ground running. We are offering an immediate start. Uniform provided.
The main duties include:
Food preparation and cooking;
Monitoring food and final plate preparation;
Sound understanding of health and hygiene practices, allergen awareness and quality standards;
General kitchen duties including cleaning and washing up;
Receiving and processing deliveries.
The closing date is Thursday 2 May.
Applying for a Role at Meadow Croft
Please do bear with us while we review applications. It can take up to three weeks for all CVs to be considered, to answer candidate queries and for us to respond to your application. If you do not hear from us after three weeks, you are very welcome to contact us to follow up on the progress of your application.
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