New Vacancies for 2024

Updated 11th July 2024

Head Chef

La Casa Verde Restaurant

Daytime hours, straight shifts

Competitive salary, up to 35k

In a setting that is more Umbria than Cumbria, our award-winning gardens and nursery at

Larch Cottage set the stunning scene for our unique Italian inspired bistro style restaurant.

We offer a good work-life balance, with the benefit of straight daytime shifts. Your normal

hours would be 8am-5pm, five days per week, serving brunches until 11.30am and lunch

between 12 and 3pm, with our homemade cakes and coffee served all day.


You would be joining a thriving business, established over 40 years ago, with a true family

feel and a fabulous friendly team. Our nursery, gardens, restaurant, gallery, and shop offer

our visitors a truly memorable day out.


The business owners, Peter and Jo, are on hand to support you as you settle into your new

role, whilst also allowing you the autonomy to further develop the restaurant and your

team. Personal development and growth are encouraged, and there is scope for genuine

involvement in the future progression of the business.


Our menu is inspired by Italian and continental cuisine, to offer intense flavour from simple

and fresh ingredients. Our food is freshly prepared on-site, ranging from our speciality

dishes and breads to our scones and cakes. Although we do not serve meat, the menu does incorporate ‘fish’, and our on-site organic vegetable garden means we can grow as much produce as possible, to serve the restaurant during the busy summer months.


You will be passionate about quality food and delivering outstanding seasonal menus, whilst

supporting your team in providing excellent customer service and a truly unique dining



If you are a head chef, or perhaps an experienced sous chef ready to progress, and you feel

that this may be the perfect role for you, we welcome you to arrange an appointment to

visit Larch Cottage, to meet Peter, Jo and the team, and to see for yourself the beautiful

setting which could be home to the next exciting step of your career.


For further information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Peter, Jo or our HR Manager, Lynette, on 01931 712404.



If you would like more information or to apply for any of the above, please email your CV to