Development Chef

Who are we
We’re Warner Leisure Hotels, a member of the award-winning Bourne Leisure family. What began as a holiday village in 1932 is now a collection of 15 hotels showcasing British history, food, music and theatre in stunning locations across England and North Wales. Importantly too, we’re exclusively for adults. 
We’re on the search for a Development Chef to join us and share our passion to make one of the UK’s most-loved hospitality brands the best it can possibly be.

What are we looking for?

Warner hotels offers unique UK breaks specialising in giving its guests a variety to choose from including, yummy food, activities like crafts and archery, to great live entertainment and relaxing spa treatments. The brand is evolving and growing, and we need a great team to go on this journey with us.

We are seeking a talented Development Chef to join our Food Development function at Warner hotels. The successful candidate will be responsible  for executing new menus and design and be heavily involved in the recipe development process.

What will I be doing?

Manage the process of developing menus, recipes, and concepts in line with business briefs.

Manage and take ownership for the end-to-end development critical path.

Produce fully costed menus and recipes to the needs of the business.

Manage and maintain recipe management systems.

Support sites with training in all new menu and concept development.

Seek to innovate and bring new ideas and concepts to the attention of the brand and be visionary around food trends.

Manage the procurement relationship and grow our range of supplier partners

Manage and present food shows to senior leaders and the food team.

What Skills Do I Need?

Minimum 5 years in a menu or food development role

Confident individual with excellent communication skills who can work well within a team.

Self motivated and able to work independently.

Must have excellent time management experience and be deadline focused

Listening to feedback from teams and identifying opportunities for simplification and continuous improvement of the operation.

Must be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of high volume catering and production.

Must have flexibility towards working hours and ability to travel when needed.

The benefits of working with us

The benefits of working with us
22 Days holiday rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service

Ability to purchase further holiday allowance through our Holiday Buy Scheme

Enhanced Family Friendly Policies (Eligibility dependent)

Financial Well-being support by access earned salary through Wagestream

20% Discount to you, family & friends across our Bourne Leisure brands Warner Leisure Hotels and Haven Holidays (including further discounted breaks within Warner for you, your family, and friends to use)

Additional earning potential through the Annual Bonus Scheme

Access to fantastic discounts offers with many national brands and retailers through our ‘My Bourne Hub’ page

A fantastic opportunity for career development through external recognised qualifications in addition to in-house training and development (Degrees and Apprenticeship level)
Immediate access to Well-being support through our EAP provider and team pages

Joining Warner

Join us and you’ll be part of one great team, creating superb breaks behind-the-scenes.  Whatever role you have, one thing’s for sure: you’ll have our full support to develop yourself, gain skills and qualifications and create the career you’ve always dreamed of. Guests might be our VIPs – but in our eyes, you are too.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments or flexibility that you may require, including whether a role can be part-time or a job-share.

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