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Chef, Perthshire



Competitive + free uniform,meals and accommodation




PGL is the UK's leading provider of residential activity holidays and study courses for young people.

We’re currently looking for a Chef to join our Catering team at our Dalguise Centre in Scotland.

Dalguise is an 18th Century Scottish Manor House, formerly the holiday home of Beatrix Potter. It is set in 58 acres of Craigvinean Forest with stunning views of the Tay Valley. The centre has excellent access to adventurous activities and stunning scenery. The nearby town of Dunkeld has all essential amenities and Glasgow and Edinburgh are approximately an hour away.

Our guests spend their day’s mountain biking, climbing, quad-biking and orienteering and building up a large appetite so our Chefs are crucial in keeping our staff and guests happy!

Using as many fresh ingredients as possible, you'll provide first class nutritious meals and have the opportunity to increase your responsibility without taking sole charge of the catering operation. The majority of our guests are under 17 so meal times are early and as a result, our Chefs rarely find themselves working beyond 8pm.

As a Chef, you'll report to the Head Chef and be able to develop your all round catering skills and awareness, which includes cooking, ordering and accounting of stock and staff supervision. This provides a great development opportunity for an aspirant Head Chef of the future. 


Positions at PGL are based around learning and development in a rewarding, supportive environment where the emphasis is on fun - and gives you the chance for real career progression, training and qualification opportunities. However, previous catering experience is essential for this role.

This is a residential role, with an onsite accommodation package and meals included. You’ll also receive a competitive wage and free uniform (no bond required). You'll also have the opportunity to live and work with like-minded people from around the world in a friendly team.

How to apply...
Click ‘Apply Now’ to go to the PGL website, sign up for a ’MyPGL’ account and fill in an online application form.

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Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure, which PGL will pay for. You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this position. PGL is committed to the principle of equality and diversity. We welcome applicants from all sectors of the community.

PGL is the UK's market leading provider of activity holidays and study courses for young people.

For over 400,000 children every year, a PGL holiday means the adventure of a lifetime. We employ a team of 2,500 vibrant, energetic staff each year to make that happen. We've been offering young guests the experience of a lifetime since 1957 and now operate at 24 locations across the UK, France and Spain.From activity instructors to children's group leaders and catering staff to administrators, you'll find an amazing range of positions to choose from. Whether you're looking for a rewarding career or simply a one-off exciting adventure, PGL has positions for everyone's skills and talents.Jobs available include:
  • Watersports and Land-based Activity Instructors Group Leaders
  • Catering roles
  • Housekeeping roles
  • Drivers
  • French speaking Tour Leaders
  • Administrators
  • Reps and Group Co-ordinators
  • Operational support roles plus many more
Working with PGL gives you the chance to work with people from around the globe, make more friends, enhance your CV and live in some stunning locations.

With positions available at our centres in the UK and Northern France from January to the end of November while our centres in Southern France and Spain operating from mid April to September, we have the flexibility to accommodate most requests for the contract length that you desire.A job with PGL is ideal if you're looking for exciting employment in between ski seasons, an enjoyable and rewarding way to spend part of your gap year, wishing to start or further your outdoor industry or tourism career, or maybe you simply want to work with like-minded people in a supportive environment where the emphasis is on fun.

Apply now to join our staff team and make 2015 your PGL season!

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