Cook for Cloisters Tearoom

We are looking for someone to run our busy tearoom kitchen which has a reputation for delicious homemade food. It is open from Easter until October on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am – 4.30pm serving coffee, light lunches and teas. The Cook will work as part of a team together with tearoom assistants who come in to help and serve in the Cloisters, and students who work on Sundays and during school holidays.

In addition there are a number of private groups on other days and on occasional evenings. We also have a few major events of which the three day Potfest at the end of July is the largest. These require catering on a larger scale, streamlined service and extra staffing.

The cook will be responsible to the Administrator for:

Ordering food.

Cooking – soups and light lunches dishes, puddings, cakes, biscuits and scones.

Serving food, operating the till and, when necessary, serving in the tearoom.

Working towards the smooth and happy running of the tearoom.

Maintaining the kitchen to a high standard of cleanliness.

Maintaining hygiene records as required by the Environmental Health Officer.

The successful applicant will normally work between 9am and 5pm on the days the House is open. Additional hours will be required for group bookings on Private days and preparation of extra food for events, in consultation with the Administrator.

This is an interesting and busy post and will require a flexible attitude and an ability to work as part of a friendly, close knit team.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to or call us on 017684 84449.