Good Cook Wanted


We are looking for someone to run our busy tearoom kitchen which has a reputation for delicious homemade food. It is open from April 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.


In addition there are a number of private groups on other days. 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 House Administrator for:


Ordering food.

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

Creating delicious, traditional food with a modern twist.

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


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

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From £13.00 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 24 per week



Lunch will provided on your working days and you and your immediate family will be allowed free entry to the house & gardens as well as to a number of other attractions within Cumbria. You will also get free entry to Wannasee*



Please email your CV and a covering letter to  or contact Pamela Davidson on 017684 84449 if you have any queries.




* terms and conditions apply