The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are two of the UK's most popular heritage railways, located in the heart of picturesque Snowdonia. We are building up a new team at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, our main catering outlet in Porthmadog, to deliver a high level of service from breakfast through to evening meals.

We are looking for chefs to join our kitchen team at Spooner’s. The Chefs will work alongside the Head & Sous Chefs in the preparation and cooking of meals to order, providing good quality, locally sourced food. Experience of working as a professional chef is desirable, however candidates with a passion and flair for cooking will be considered.

Core Skills:

  • Good food preparation and presentation skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Good team player
  • The ability to work on own initiative
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of food and kitchen hygiene
  • A qualification in Food Safety is desirable, training will be provided if required

The ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage as would knowledge of the railways, their passengers and the local area.

The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced, buzzing environment. Candidates must be flexible and able to work shifts over days, evenings and weekends. A zero hours contract will be offered initially, hours of work will vary up to 40 hours per week, and may be flexible to suit candidate.

This is a seasonal position to the end of October 2021 with the option to extend should circumstances allow. Immediate start. Rate of pay between £9.00 and £9.40 per hour dependent on experience. Applicants for this position must have the right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to amend start dates and / or working hours due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions.

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Cytundeb Cyfnod Penededig / Fixed-term


Lletygarwch ac Arlwyo / Hospitality & Catering


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