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Why work at Darwin Escapes?

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Paul Wilcox, Maintenance and Grounds Manager

I have worked at Piran Meadows for just over 1 year and since starting at a newly refurbished park, the opportunities that I have been given to improve my skills and knowledge for my development have been endless. Working at Piran is refreshing and rewarding I enjoy my work and the daily challenges that each day brings.

Boasting a range of awards including an Enjoy England 5 Star rating and the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence; Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa is just 2 miles from the Cheddar Gorge & Caves; yet offers a relaxing and peaceful retreat in beautiful Somerset.

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa combines modern luxury with the beautiful ancient landscapes of the Mendip Hills – an officially recognised area of outstanding natural beauty. Facilities on the resort include the Eden Spa, which offers luxury treatments and spa days; a large leisure complex which features a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, an air conditioned gymnasium and even a golf simulator and a bowling alley!

Chefs working at Cheddar Woods are invited to use the leisure facilities at the resort, just not in their chef’s whites!

Chefs, cooks and catering staff at Cheddar Woods will be working from the onsite Kellermans Restaurant, our bar and restaurant, which is open to holidaymakers and our friendly community of holiday home and holiday lodge owners. Chefs working at Kellermans Restaurant enjoy a competitive salary and a number of employee benefits including the free use of leisure facilities and a pension scheme.

We are regularly looking for enthusiastic catering staff to work at our Cheddar Resort, including sous chefs, head chefs, Chef de Partie (CDP) and commis chefs, as well as cooks & porters.

Take a look at our current vacancies above & upload your CV today – even if you don’t see the vacancy that you are looking for…

Chefs - a Valued Member of our Cheddar Woods Team


Eating is one of the greatest pleasures in life and we aim to make Kellermans Restaurant one of the finest dining experiences available at any holiday resort in the UK. As a result we value all of our enthusiastic catering and kitchen staff, including chefs, cooks and waiters.

Boasting a stylish and beautiful interior and frequented by excited holidaymakers and holiday home owners enjoying the beautiful resorts and surroundings, the restaurant is a great place to work and develop your skills.

Like other members of staff, chefs can become part of the Darwin Academy, with a view of developing their skillset and furthering their career.

With 2 luxury resorts in Somerset, and 20 resorts in total across England and North Wales, there are always plenty of opportunities for staff to develop and progress. Whatever your level and skillset we would love to hear from you, even if you have no prior experience and you are looking to learn on the job as an entry level chef or cook, please feel free to get in touch.

Head Chefs at Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa are able to create the lunch time and evening delights and even add their own specialised dishes to the range of dishes available. Sous Chef Jobs are regularly available at one of Darwin Escapes’ resorts including Cheddar Woods; with tasks involving assisting the head chef, preparing food and sometimes supervising the rest of the kitchen staff; whist Chef de Partie or station chefs tend to be in charge of their own area of the kitchen.

Chefs looking for accommodation and live-in chef roles – please get in touch to find out more, as this is evaluated on a case by case basis

Why Work at Cheddar Woods for Darwin Escapes?


Offering a fantastic working environment in the most beautiful of locations, working at the 5 Star Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa is an excellent experience in many ways. Renown for quality and luxury, the resort provides a great environment to develop your career.

Darwin Escapes were established in 2015 and since then have developed into an industry leading brand with 20 resorts across England and North Wales, the company is recognised as pioneers in both the holiday and holiday home ownership industries. As part of a growing company opportunities to develop your career are a regular occurrence. Such is our investment in our staff, it is not uncommon for employees to gain senior positions and move departments.

For example we currently have a senior member of the sales team who started his career at Darwin in the security department and a member of the marketing team who began working on reception in one of our North Wales resorts.

Working at Cheddar Woods is both exciting and rewarding for chefs and cooks at all levels.

Upload your CV today, take a look at the current vacancies above and please get in touch if you have any specific questions…

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