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Starting out
in the kitchen

From fantastic prep to finishing touches, pick up the skills to get your career off to a great start

Every great chef starts somewhere. You may not have the technical know-how yet, but if you’ve got the passion, energy and right way of thinking, you’re already well on your way. We can help with the rest. Joining the Whitbread family as a trainee gives you the opportunity to build all the skills you need for a future in food. For starters, you’ll be working alongside some of the best teams around – who are all ready and willing to help you master the menu and figure your way around the work stations.

With our structured induction programme, it doesn’t matter how new you are to the kitchen – our dedicated restaurant trainer will be on hand to support you as you slice, simmer and serve your way through the basics. After that, you’ll have the chance to progress your skills through additional training online, on site and through our first-class kitchen academies – with the additional incentive of pay rises for each stage you complete. After that? With hundreds of kitchens and thousands of opportunities in roles at every level, it really is up to you.

We call our trainee Chef roles ‘Team Member – Kitchen’. Have a search for current opportunities in your area or register for job alerts.

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You can Learn
so much
just by
the Chefs around you.

What I do

They say variety is the spice of life, and you’ll find plenty of that in this role. You’ll be equipped with the skills to prepare, cook and present food to the highest standards, on time, every time. As you make our starters and desserts your specialty, you’ll ensure the kitchen delivers great food for our customers – all while keeping every workspace perfectly clean. You’ll have everyone’s backs, jumping in to support your team mates, helping out wherever you’re needed – always with a smile.

How we
do things

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.

We're shaking up the steak world and offering you a fresh + exciting approach to dining out.

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Our first brand and still one of the UK's best loved restaurants.

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Our aim is - 'To serve the nation's favourite pub food, at great value prices, in a family friendly environment.'

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Cookhouse & Pub, a great place to get together.

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hub by Premier Inn is a smart new concept in urban hotels.

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Is it our beds, our food, our great value or our people that people love so much?

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Table Table is the perfect place to get together with family and friends.

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We serve up delicious dishes full of seasonal flavour and a variety of drinks including local cask ales.

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We get to serve an amazing 25 million customers each month in the UK.

About Us

The first ZIP will be opening in Cardiff March 2019, with more coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled for a ZIP near you.