At Whitbread, we know great talent when we see it. That’s why we take great care to invest in our kitchens and make sure our teams feel valued. Our chefs are some of the most fun, hardworking and diverse people you’ll ever meet. But they all have the passion, dedication and the hunger to be the very best they can be. If you’ve got what it takes to turn every meal into a memorable experience, you’ll fit right in. Our top-drawer training team can take care of the rest.
Here, we’ll feed your ambitions by offering some of the best progression opportunities around. If you’re looking to step things up in your career, we run a number of national management development programmes to help you into leadership. This is your chance to really make your mark in the kitchen. Whether that’s by developing skills for a promotion in our Kitchen Academy, trying something completely new or even challenging yourself in the spotlight of our Kitchens of Excellence. If you think like a Whitbread chef, the options really are endless.
Whether you’re feeling the heat of our award-winning grill or rallying the troops at our Kitchen Manager’s side, you’ll play a key role at the heart of a world-class kitchen operation. Here, you’ll take responsibility for making sure all food meets the highest standards. You’ll lead by example, bring out the best in kitchen staff, and see that every customer gets an amazing dining experience. This is your chance to show the world what perfection looks like – and to move up whichever career ladder you choose.
Every great chef takes pride in what they do. But at Whitbread, you’ll have the chance to let your passion and flair take centre stage. Kitchens of Excellence is our annual competition where our back of house teams battle it out to be named the best in the biz. A real celebration of fantastic cooking, this career-defining event is every ambitious chef’s time to shine. Ready to show us what you’re made of?
You'll often hear us talking about Whitbread as a family, because we all feel like we belong. We understand each other and share the same values. That's what pulls us together and brings our customers back. It's just how we do things here.
It’s in our nature to genuinely care about our guests and their experience during the time they spend with us. Caring about our teams and supporting each other to delight our guests is at the heart of how we do things here. We have each other’s backs and always celebrate the good times together.
We want our customers to be confident that no matter which Whitbread Restaurant they visit they will always get a fantastic experience. That means getting it right first time, every time – by constantly improving, learning and doing the little things that make a massive difference.
We take pride in everything we do, from cooking great food, to serving guests, to keeping the restaurant clean and safe. Whatever’s required of us, we tackle every task with a smile – taking the time to understand our customers, love our brands and make every shift run smoothly.