With 20 resorts located within England and North Wales, the Darwin Escapes brand is continuously expanding and recruiting new members of staff. This creates a number of career progression opportunities that are available in every region that we currently operate in, including Somerset.
We also have a training portal – Darwin Academy to help develop our members of staff. In addition, there are often opportunities for people to move into different teams or departments if they are interested in a change of direction at any point during their career with us. For example we have senior sales staff who have transferred from security and outstanding members of our marketing team who have developed and transferred from front of house. We believe that the industry knowledge people acquire from working in any team at Darwin Escapes, is highly valuable and transferable and this is why we place great emphasis on everybody’s development and career progression.
We aim to reward loyalty and enthusiasm, and ensure that our members of staff feel valued. In regards to kitchen staff and chefs, it’s not unusual for people to start as Commis Chef or a Kitchen Porter and work through the ranks to Chef de Partie, Sous Chef and even Head Chef.
As a fast-growing company, we are always on the lookout for high quality members of staff, whether you are looking for a chef job, a job as a prep-cook or a receptionist, feel free to send us your CV even if you don’t see a specific vacancy listed at the moment.
Our Somerset Resorts in Bath and Cheddar
As our brand goes from strength to strength, our portfolio continues to grow. We currently are proud to own and run 2 stunning and industry leading resorts in Somerset.
Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is located just outside the city centre, 15 minutes’ drive from the historic Roman Baths. With great transport links, it is easily accessible from the surrounding area; just 30 minutes from Bristol and Frome. So if you are looking for chef jobs in Frome or catering staff jobs in Bristol, keep us in mind. The Lodge Retreat itself is set in a stunning area of Bath, with luxury accommodation and facilities. Bath Mill is another of our outstanding resorts which boasts the much-coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The Brook Bar & Bistro at the Bath Mill Lodge Retreat has quickly become known as one of the best places to eat-out in Bath. Providing a working environment to be proud of, the refurbished 350 year old mill house provides a beautiful and rustic environment to enjoy a range of fine dining meals and beverages including real ales and an impressive wine list.
The Bistro is open 7 days a week with dinner served from 5pm up until 9pm, except on a Sunday when our well known and popular Sunday Lunch is served from 12 noon until 5pm.
The 5 star Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa has quickly established itself as the standard in the industry in terms of family holiday destinations in the UK. Located just 5 minutes’ drive from the famous and beautiful Cheddar Gorge it combines the stunning sights of Somerset’s beautiful landscape with modern luxury and comfort. Facilities at the resort include the luxurious Eden Spa, a range of leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, steam room, golf simulator and even a bowling alley! There is also a modern air conditioned gym that our members of staff benefit from the use of.
Kellermans Restaurant at Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa provides a range of lunch and evening meals and snacks for our guests and friendly community of holiday home owners. Our experienced chefs create a range of delightful dishes, including doorstep sandwiches for lunch, iconic British classics such as pies and braised belly of pork and of course a range of tempting desserts. The team at Cheddar are warm, enthusiastic and hardworking, but always welcoming. The catering department and team of chefs are acknowledged and appreciated as a highly valuable element of the resort’s workforce, helping to fulfil the company’s overall goal of creating valuable experiences and happy memories at our resorts.
Who Are Darwin Escapes?
Darwin Escapes were established in 2015, but since then have become a leading and pioneering provider of holidays and holiday home ownership in the UK. As the industry itself continues to grow and evolve, Darwin Escapes are at the forefront of its development, with pioneering flagship resorts such as Cheddar Woods and Bath Mill setting the standard.
With a growing number of 5 star resorts, Darwin Escapes currently boasts a portfolio of 20 resorts across England and North Wales. The dynamic and flourishing Darwin Escapes, provides great opportunities within the company, with many working up the ranks to senior positions as we acknowledge and cherish the industry experience and knowledge that can only be gained by working in specific roles.
Our mission statement is – “To create and provide an experience that enables our customers to carve memories that last a lifetime, in a safe and secure environment.”
All the kitchen staff from executive chefs, head chefs, commis chefs and kitchen porters are highly valuable members of our team as we work together to fulfil our mission statement for each and every guest and holiday home owner.