Kitchen Gardener - Live Out - EC3529


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Tunbridge Wells, BR




£28,000.00 per year

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Full time



Job Description:

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced and talented Kitchen Gardener to manage the growing, picking and packing of high quality produce for supply to a Michelin Star restaurant.  This is a hands-on role based south of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

The gardens comprise of approximately one acre of organic productive vegetable and herb gardens, with two large glasshouses and a polytunnel.  Knowledge of productive horticulture including succession planting and drawing up of associated charts, cultivation of vegetables, fruit, herbs, edible flowers and micro herbs will be required as well as experience of propagation and the use of garden machinery.  A good working knowledge of organic pest and disease management and good plant husbandry is also essential.

The role will involve the running, management and maintenance of these areas on a year-round basis.  The successful candidate will be responsible for growing, picking and packing of a large variety of produce for the associated Michelin Star restaurant in London.

Applicants for this role must have extensive horticultural knowledge in terms of kitchen garden management and the continuous supply of high quality restaurant grade produce.  Clear and regular communication with the restaurant will be required, and you must have experience of growing high quality produce to meet the chef’s high standards and specifications.  Previous gardener/chef relationship experience is therefore desirable.

During peak season, early mornings will be required on picking and collection days.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is well organised, reliable and self-motivated in this specialist area of horticulture.  Assistance may be provided for relocation purposes if required.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.

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Unit 2, High House Business Park, Kent TN26 2LF
, United Kingdom

Phone: (0)1233 732767
Web Site: http://www.horticruitment.com/

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