• 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

Cooks Fish & Chip Shop Fryer

Location

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? As a Cooks Fish & Chip Shop Fryer/Team Leader I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding Fish & Chip Shop experience, ensuring service, quality and  consistency, within a clean and safe environment catering for all. •Ensuring the food venue is kept clean and presentable. •Keeping the outside and insi...

Chef de Partie

Location

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for one of The Times Best Big Company in the UK? As a Chef de Partie at Haven, you will assist the Head Chef in delivering an exceptional dining experience for our guests. You will have direct responsibility for the production of food products to a high standard as agreed with leaders within a specific section of the kitchen, your duties will also include covering...

Chef

Location

Quay West 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...

Sous Chef

Location

Rockley Park Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Chef or Trainee Chef - Full Time or Part Time with Seasonal & Permanent Opportunities Available! Christmas Off Every Year... We would love for you to come and join our great Haven team! We have opportunities for Chef’s and Trainee Chefs, to help us create great memories that will last a lifetime for our guests – You don’t need to have previous experience to join our Team… If you have...

Chef / Trainee Chef

Location

Berwick Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Chef or Trainee Chef - Full Time or Part Time with Seasonal & Permanent Opportunities Available! Christmas Off Every Year... We would love for you to come and join our great Haven team! We have opportunities for Chef’s and Trainee Chefs, to help us create great memories that will last a lifetime for our guests – You don’t need to have previous experience to join our Team… If you have...

Chef / Trainee Chef

Location

Weymouth Bay Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

We would love for you to come and join our great Haven team! We have opportunities for Chef’s and Trainee Chefs, to help us create great memories that will last a lifetime for our guests – You don’t need to have previous experience to join our Team… If you have a passion for food, a great attitude and a hunger to learn, we will teach you the rest!  A little About Us & What’s In It F...

Cooks Fish & Chip Shop Team 2022

Location

Doniford Bay Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? As a Cooks Fish & Chip Shop Team Member I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding Fish & Chip Shop experience, ensuring service, quality and  Consistency, within a clean and safe environment catering for all. •Ensuring all owners and holidaymakers know who to go to, and are given a warm welcome ...

Commis Chef 2022

Location

Doniford Bay 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...

Latest Food and Beverage Vacancies

Bar Team Member

Location

Church Farm Holiday Village

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...

Cooks Fish & Chip Shop Fryer

Location

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for The Times 6th Best Big Company in the UK? As a Cooks Fish & Chip Shop Fryer/Team Leader I am responsible for: •Providing an outstanding Fish & Chip Shop experience, ensuring service, quality and  consistency, within a clean and safe environment catering for all. •Ensuring the food venue is kept clean and presentable. •Keeping the outside and insi...

Papa Johns Team Member full & part time

Location

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Come and join our One Great Team here at Haven! We have full time & part time opportunities for Takeaway Team Members, Kitchen Assistants and Pizza Makers to join our Papa Johns Team. Whichever job title you prefer to hold, with full training and support you will deliver great memories that last a lifetime for our guests. A little About Us & What's In It For You Our mission is to c...

Restaurant Team Member

Location

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Come and join our One Great Team here at Haven, within our Front of House Restaurant Team,  where you will help create memories that last a lifetime for our Guests! You may already have Waiting or Customer Service experience, but if not full training is offered. Whether your looking for a seasonal job, or a permanent career in hospitality… This could be the perfect opportunity for you. ...

Chef de Partie

Location

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Do you want a career working for one of The Times Best Big Company in the UK? As a Chef de Partie at Haven, you will assist the Head Chef in delivering an exceptional dining experience for our guests. You will have direct responsibility for the production of food products to a high standard as agreed with leaders within a specific section of the kitchen, your duties will also include covering...

Restaurant Brands Manager

Location

Quay West Holiday Park

Status

Full-time

Restaurant / Takeaway Manager - Multiple Franchise Brands  Come and join our One Great Team here at Haven! We have a fantastic opportunity for a Multi-Brand Food & Beverage Manager to join us on a full time, permanent basis, managing well known Takeaway brands and pop-up takeaway brands on-site. A little About Us & What's In It For You  Our mission is to create amazing...

Pizza Restaurant Team

Location

Quay West Holiday Park

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...

Chef

Location

Quay West 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...