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Assistant Chef / Sous Chef

  • Job Location

    South West France

  • Start date

    Flexible start dates available from March 2020

  • Duration

    Extended contracts available until October 2020

  • Job Benefits

    10.77€ per hour based on a 35 hour week. Plus accommodation & travel.


Rockley are looking to employ suitably experienced catering staff to support our Head Chefs in the running of our kitchens, and as part of a small team provide healthy, nutritious and tasty meals suitable for a variety of clients, at our 3 activity centres in South West France.

Our kitchens are purpose built on our activity centres, and provide a fun yet challenging environment to work in. Many of our catering team individuals come from winter season back grounds, or from previous summer seasons around the UK or abroad. Our Assistant Chef role is ideal for someone who has done a season as a chalet host or worked in a hotel kitchen. So if you have a passion for the seasonal lifestyle and fancy swapping your snow boots for the sun and beaches of the Landes region of France then Rockley might be just what you are looking for.

The majority of the people you would be helping to cater for will be UK school children that come and visit us for week-long activity trips. Depending on your centre you could be catering for up to 250 clients and staff on a weekly basis.

As a Rockley team member you will be working with like-minded individuals in a beautiful part of the world. Your role within the team will give you ample time to get out on the water, experience new sports and enjoy the location you are living in. You will have access to all the equipment in your spare time and a team of instructors on hand to help you hone your skills. So if you fancy yourself as an instructor in the future, this could be the role for you! 

As an Assistant Chef you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, be given responsibility and progress quickly. Many of our Head Chefs started as Assistants in our Rockley Kitchens.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Head Chef in the management of the kitchen inc. kitchen paperwork
  • Have the skills & ability to produce basic meals independently 
  • Assist the Head Chef in producing menu plans
  • Assisting in the production of all food on centre
  • Running the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef
  • Provide excellent customer service to all our clients


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  • Current DBS certificate
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate
  • At least 1 year/1 seasons worth of experience in catering such as chalet or hotel work
  • Ability to follow menu plans and prepare meals in the absence of the Head Chef
  • 18 years or over
  • Physically fit - able to cope with manual handling work

Good to have but not essential:

  • A full UK driving licence
  • RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding certificate (or alternative safeguarding certificate)
  • The ability to speak French would be an advantage

About us

Rockley Watersports is one of the most highly regarded watersports training and holiday companies in Europe. Based in Poole Harbour at Rockley Point, we also have 3 further centres situated in South West France. In addition to our training courses we ...
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