Assistant Chef

Where: Shrewsbury

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: £27,375, Per Annum

Optional Accommodation: Yes

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CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve just discovered a catering position like no other…   

  • Permanent contract  
  • Salary: up to £27,375 per annum
  • An accommodation & meal package available (optional) at a generous rate. With all bills and utilities covered and three nutritional meals every day 
  • No working over Christmas!  


As an Assistant Chef with PGL, you’ll be paid to hone and develop your skills whilst working at Boreatton Park, our stunning activity centre in Shropshire. With no late nights and a guaranteed Friday or Saturday evening off each week (during our non-peak periods) this could be the perfect role to develop your career in catering without sacrificing your social life or that all important family time!

What could be more important than fuelling the next generation and sustaining their energy for further adventures? At PGL we welcome guests and team members into our dining rooms to relax, rest & recharge… ready for their next challenge! Our catering team are proud to serve tasty & nutritious meals, combining reassuring favourites and new cuisines, to keep the adventure going.  

Reporting to the Catering Manager, supporting the Chefs, and working within a friendly & supportive catering team, you’ll be responsible for preparing & serving a range tasty meals such as cooked breakfasts, soups, pasta dishes, dinner favourites and sandwiches/salads. You’ll demonstrate an understanding of Food Safety, allergens and dietary requirements.  

PGL takes pride in investing in our people. We’ll support you in achieving your goals, including all the training you need to be confident in your role and a personal development plan to give your career the very best start. This position provides a great development opportunity for aspiring individuals looking to progress to Chef level and beyond.  


  • Enjoys the buzz of working in a busy kitchen as part of a fun and friendly team.  
  • Personable & approachable with excellent communication skills. 
  • Willing to work towards excellent knowledge of food hygiene & handling dietary requirements  
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a bonus, but not essential.  



We are renowned for our personal development & investment in people, we are ready to support you in your career development, each step of the way! You’ll have all the training you need to be confident and successful in your role, be equipped with a personal development plan, and access to nationally recognised qualifications funded by PGL to give your career the very best start.


  • A generous benefits package including annual leave accrual, birthday leave, pension & death in service cover
  • Sector leading family friendly policies (for example 90% of your salary for maternity, paternity or adoption leave for 26 weeks)
  • Enjoy a range of employee perks including PGL discounted holidays, partner offers (such as Anytime Fitness) and 20% discount in all our on-site shops
  • Health, financial and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme, health cashback plan and Salary Finance platform (loans, advances, savings and financial education) 


For a full Job Description and Personal Specification please click here 


For any enquiries specific to this role please email 


PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community. However, all PGL colleagues are required to undergo enhanced background checks (known as a DBS), which PGL will pay for. The DBS looks at criminal records, so if you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. You can find more information on DSB checks on the website.

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