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Qualified or experienced Cook? Come and take up a fresh challenge!

This is a fantastic opportunity to live and work at an activity based adventure camp as a key member of the catering team. You will report to the Catering Manager and assist in the production of three well-balanced wholesome meals a day for between 150 and 300 guests and staff. We are currently recruiting Cooks/Chefs for our centres in the UK, France & Italy for the 2018 season.

What we’re looking for…

Along with food preparation you will be responsible for ensuring food safety legislation is being adhered to and company standards are being met. You may also be required to take charge of the kitchen in the Catering Managers absence and gain some real on the job experience of kitchen management! We will expect you to deliver a high quality service to our guests at all times. We’re looking for people with:

  • Previous experience working in a catering operation as a Cook/Chef
  • Understanding of Food Safety records
  • Basic skills such as knife skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

All of our staff participate in a comprehensive induction & training programme at centre. We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season.

Why work for Acorn?

You will be a key member of our catering team ensuring the operation can run smoothly. This rewarding post is an excellent way to gain valuable experience and learn new skills as we look to develop your potential. We can offer you:

  • A competitive seasonal package with 3 meals a day and accommodation included overseas, and available at a discounted rate in the UK
  • The use of facilities and equipment in free time
  • Opportunities to complete training and NGB qualifications
  • Personal development and progression – we love to promote from within!
  • The experience of a lifetime, working in beautiful locations making lifelong friends

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a UK/EU passport, UK residential address, a permanent UK National Insurance number and a UK bank account. We will be unable to take your application further before they have been obtained. We are unable to apply for a work visa/permit on behalf of an applicant. A current Enhanced DBS Check or overseas equivalent is required for successful applicants.

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Ardèche Adventure

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Paddle your way through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge on a two day canoe trip along 30km of the Ardèche River - it’s one of the most enjoyable canoe journeys in Europe and regularly raved about by our groups. We’re conveniently located in an enviable position, with crags, caves and rivers all within walking distance and the pretty town of Ruoms, a 5 minute drive away. This, combined with our onsite swimming pool and a River Team renowned for their maturity and professionalism means you won’t find a better experience in the Ardèche. Or a better package!

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Two centre: Alpine/Ardèche Adventure

Two centre: Alpine/Ardèche Adventure

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Dordogne Adventure

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Opal Coast Adventure

Opal Coast, In Northern France 

Hop over the channel to our small, friendly and perfectly formed lakeside adventure camp, conveniently located just two hours from the UK. Set in the pretty French town of Ardres, this popular residential combines an onsite water sports programme, with an array of land based activities. From paddle boarding to canoeing, high ropes to target sports, there’s a real variety and all activities take place on site. If you wish to explore the Opal Coast, groups love Boulogne sur Mer, and its aquarium, 30 mins away.

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Normandy Adventure

Normandy, in Northern France

Experience it all at our seaside adventure camp in Northern France. Steeped in history, with rugged splendour; Normandy is a popular destination with schools and groups seeking a French residential that combines adventure with culture and history. Climb up a quarry wall- our best climbing venue in France, refine your paddling skills on our sit on top kayaks, test your nerves on the Leap of Faith, enjoy beach games on the local sandy beach and soak up the culture at Mont St Michel or the Bayeux Tapestry.

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