• Chef Academy


GREAT CHEFS. GREAT FOOD. GREAT MEMORIES.

Talented? Energetic? Want to train to become a great chef? Join our Chef Academy, a unique 18-month programme designed to give you the best training in the industry. You don’t even need any prior experience because helping talented people to thrive is at the heart of Haven, and we’ll show you how to be best-in-class, with comprehensive training from professional chefs and our culinary master classes.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime train to be a professional chef, earning money while you learn, at one of the best places to work in the leisure industry. Great food is hugely important to the thousands of guests we take care of at Haven Holidays – from fish and chips to restaurant dining.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

No prior experience is needed. Just bring a hunger to learn, a thirst for knowledge and a passion for cooking up the kind of meals our guests will never forget. We’ll train you to do the rest. Brilliantly.

You’ll need flexibility on where you are based in the UK – our holiday parks are at some of the UK’s most stunning coastal locations and, after gaining experience in our training kitchens, you could be based at any of them.

If you love to create great food, then the Haven Chef Academy will help you make it.
Great Chefs. Great food. Great memories.

Apply to be a part of our Chef Academy HERE

What’s in it for you

  • A permanent contract
  • Initial 8-week accelerated learning programme
  • On-the-job structured learning for 18 months
  • Gain a professional industry-recognised apprenticeship qualification
  • Masterclasses, supplier visits and demonstrations from leading industry professionals
  • Access to best in class kitchen facilities
  • Guaranteed Christmas and New Year off
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Personalised coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Relocation assistance or accommodation
  • Ongoing career growth opportunities through a number of development pathways

The benefits

  • Industry recognised qualifications
  • Holidays Discounts of 20% for your family & friends in Haven, Butlin’s & Warner Hotels
  • Regular team incentives with great rewards
  • Opportunity to earn an attractive bonus when you refer a friend to join our great team
  • 20% off in our shops and venues
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme including support for your wellbeing
  • Fantastic discounts when making purchases from most major retailers and hundreds of discounts on everyday purchases
  • Team Member of the Month Awards
  • Instant Recognition schemes with great rewards

Latest Chef Vacancies

Kitchen Manager

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Role Purpose Team Manager is responsible for engaging and inspiring their team each day and setting direction in relation to the day to day activities and tasks.  Ensures that team are guest obsessed, meeting targets, following standard operating procedures, driving continuous improvement and ensuring that every guest & Owner on our park has a great time ...

Chef

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for one of The Times Best Big Company in the UK? As a Commis Chef at Haven you will be part of a passionate team that takes pride in delivering exceptional dining experiences for our guests. You will work in a high performing, fast paced volume catering environment aiming to exceed our guest's needs and expectations on a daily basis Role responsibilities: • Ensu...

Kitchen Porter

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? As a Kitchen Porter I am responsible for: •Providing and supporting an outstanding dining experience, ensuring service, quality  and consistency, within a clean and safe environment for all. •Ensuring all kitchen equipment and utensils are clean and stored correctly. •Supporting the Head Chef and their team in a ...

Kitchen Assistant

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

At Haven we have several exciting opportunities within our kitchen team for Kitchen Porters, Cooks and Chefs.  We are looking for team of all levels, with proven experience to no experience at all, to join our Kitchen Teams and begin a career in catering with one of The Times Best Big Companies in the UK. We are looking to provide a consistent professional approach to all customers thro...

Papa Johns Delivery Driver / Kitchen Assistant 2022 season

Location

Lakeland Leisure Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? Haven are currently recruiting for a Papa Johns Team Member to join our team. As a Papa Johns Team Member I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding take away experience, ensuring service, quality and  Consistency, within a clean and safe environment catering for all. •Ensuring all owners and holidaymakers ...

Chef

Location

Perran Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Chef - Haven Do you want a career as a Chef, working for The Times 6th Best Biggest Company in the UK? As a Chef you will be part of a busy kitchen team who are passionate about delivering amazing quality food for our guests The Purpose of the role: •Check freshness & prepare food and ingredients  •Prepare meals from our menu according to the specification provided •Prepare and pre...

Kitchen Porter

Location

Lakeland Leisure Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? As a Kitchen Porter I am responsible for: •Providing and supporting an outstanding dining experience, ensuring service, quality  and consistency, within a clean and safe environment for all. •Ensuring all kitchen equipment and utensils are clean and stored correctly. •Supporting the Head Chef and their team in a ...

Commis Chef

Location

Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Village

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for one of The Times Best Big Company in the UK? As a Commis Chef at Haven you will be part of a passionate team that takes pride in delivering exceptional dining experiences for our guests. You will work in a high performing, fast paced volume catering environment aiming to exceed our guest's needs and expectations on a daily basis Role responsibilities: • Ensu...

Latest Food and Beverage Vacancies

Kitchen Manager

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Role Purpose Team Manager is responsible for engaging and inspiring their team each day and setting direction in relation to the day to day activities and tasks.  Ensures that team are guest obsessed, meeting targets, following standard operating procedures, driving continuous improvement and ensuring that every guest & Owner on our park has a great time ...

Restaurant Team Member - For Season 2022

Location

Presthaven Beach Resort

Status

Full-time

Café Bar – Front of House Team - Haven  Do you want a career in the Food & Beverage team, working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? The successful candidate will work within the Complex Department, responsible for serving customers in a professional manner, providing an excellent and efficient service to exceed their expectations. Specific duties include: •To accuratel...

Delivery Driver- Papa Johns Pizza - For Season 2022

Location

Presthaven Beach Resort

Status

Part-time

Salary: £8.91 with the opportunity to earn up to 50p extra per hour with our sizzling summer incentive across our parks peak weeks  - creating the opportunity to earn even more. . Full terms and conditions apply.     Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? Haven are currently recruiting for a Delivery Driver to join our team.  As ...

Papa Johns Team Member - For Season 2022

Location

Presthaven Beach Resort

Status

Full-time

Salary: £8.91 with the opportunity to earn up to 50p extra per hour with our sizzling summer incentive across our parks peak weeks  - creating the opportunity to earn even more. . Full terms and conditions apply. Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? Haven are currently recruiting for a Papa Johns Team Member to join our team. As a Papa Johns Team M...

Restaurant Team Member

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career in the Food & Beverage team, working for one of The Times Best Big Companies in the UK? As a Restaurant Team Member I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding Restaurant experience, ensuring great service, high quality products  offered and consistency in my approach. •Offering a clean and safe environment for all. •Ensuring all owners and holidaymakers kno...

Restaurant Shift Leader

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

We are currently looking for amazing team members who can effectively lead a shift in food & beverage department, deputising for the Team Manager in their absence, giving our guests a great time, with memories that last a lifetime. Ensuring all daily tasks relating Restaurant, Team Processes, and Safe & Secure compliance, are carried out to the required standards. This opportunit...

Bar Team Member

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career in the Food & Beverage team, working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? As a Bar Team Member I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding Bar experience, ensuring great service, high quality products  offered and consistency in my approach. •Offering a clean and safe environment for all. •Ensuring all owners and holidaymakers know who to go to, and...

Papa Johns Team Member

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Part-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? Haven are currently recruiting for a Papa Johns Team Member to join our team. As a Papa Johns Team Member I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding take away experience, ensuring service, quality and  Consistency, within a clean and safe environment catering for all. •Ensuring all owners and holidaymakers ...