Group Visits & Functions - Carsington Water Visitor Centre

NOW recruiting – Sous Chef

New Leaf Catering at Carsington Water – The Mainsail Restaurant

Sous Chef

Excellent salary


Straight, daytime shifts (8.30 -4.30) Weekends on a rota basis

The Mainsail Restaurant is a busy vibrant restaurant at Carsington water Visitor Centre and an exciting opportunity has become available for a trained Sous Chef with a passion for food. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of an ever expanding business in which your creativity and flair in preparing great dishes from fresh ingredients will help promote an already very popular restaurant, alongside other catering outlets at Carsington Water .  This position offers the successful candidate the chance to maximise their skills in an exciting fast paced kitchen environment and owing to the long standing nature of our kitchen staff is one of the few opportunities which arise at Carsington Water.

If this position sounds of interest to you and you would like to discuss the post informally before making an application please call Mike Tempest or Ian Broadbent on 01629 540363

If you would like to apply for this post please telephone 01629 540363 or send your CV to

On Saturday 17th September we will be hosting our Rescue and Family Fun Day.

It will be a day of fun and excitement whilst also educating families on the work of our emergency services.

Joining us will be the police, air ambulance, mountain rescue and the local fire service.  All of the services will be bringing their emergency vehicles and we are hoping that the Air Ambulance will be giving us a helicopter fly over (if they’re not too busy!).

Also joining us will be the Royal Heritage Society with some wonderful vintage vehicles.

We are also raising money for charity on the day with our ‘Super Hero Stroll’.  Dress up as your favourite super hero and take part!  Follow the clues in the trail leaflet to guide you around Stones Island to the finish!

With face paining and children’s entertainer it will be a great day out!

Family Fun Days here at Carsington Water

Thank you to everyone that attended our recent Family Fun Day.  It was a pleasure seeing so many people enjoying themselves and it was great fun getting close (sometimes too close!) to some creepy crawly friends, watching Punch & Judy, practising our balancing skills or having a go at some sumo wrestling.  There was something to do for all the family and we hope to see you all again next time!

Our next event is our Rescue Day – Saturday 17th September 2016.  Another family day out to see how the rescue services operate… we are even hoping for a fly over from the local air ambulance (If they’re not busy saving lives!)

We look forward to seeing you…