Join Our Team!

The Orchard, established in 2012, is a family-run business that manages two restaurant sites. We are looking for new team members to join our Orchard family.



We have an amazing opportunity to train a chef to become our Head Chef here at The Orchard, and to provide a fully funded Level 3 Apprenticeship worth £9000.

The Orchard restaurant group was established in 2012 and is a family owned company that now operates two restaurant sites. We currently have an exciting vacancy for an experienced Commis or Sous Chef to come on board at our Letchworth Garden City site, which opened in 2021, to train and become Head Chef, taking that step up to management level.

Operating 7 days a week, The Orchard at Letchworth Sports & Tennis Club offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea daily. Evening service is only on a Friday night, or for private functions. Thus, not only is this a really varied opportunity to run a restaurant kitchen, there is the freedom to get creative for private functions and keep that all important work-life balance, as evening shifts are few!

We are looking for an individual who has experience in restaurant kitchens, but is passionate about progressing their career to Head Chef.

This is a small kitchen, with a small team, but a site with a huge amount of potential and a unique opportunity to carve out your own daily menu, design public & club member events, plus get creative with private party functions, all whilst undertaking your Level 3 qualification at a pace that suits you.

  • This is a full-time paid position at 40 hours per week, with a starting salary that will be reviewed. You will earn & learn at the same time, but not on an apprentice wage!

  • You will be able to work towards your Level 3 qualification at your own pace and will receive a designated tutor, plus professional guidance & training

  • Very few evening shifts are required (something which is extremely rare within this industry!) and allows you a work-life balance, plus time to work around your course

  • We pay for every hour worked, rather than accruing lieu time (again something that is rare to find!)

  • 28 days paid holiday a year

  • Join our pension scheme & receive pension contributions

  • We offer an Employee Assistance programme provided by Health Assured to support with anything life throws at you

  • You receive a food allowance on shift & discounts at both of our sites off shift

  • There is free car parking on site

To find out more please click on the link below, but feel free to contact us should you have any questions prior to applying.



Are you over the age of 18? A team player? Love a fast paced working environment? 

Due to an increase in demand for functions, we would like to build a casual Events Team who would work with us on an ad-hoc basis, on Saturday evenings, to help us create & run private functions at our Letchworth site.

Plus, we are on the look out for passionate Chefs & Kitchen Assistants to join us at both of our restaurant sites in the very near future, as business continues to grow. 

Drop us an email to info@theorchardletchworth.co.uk with your CV & availability and we will get in touch to discuss further.  

But you must have a sense of humour, a great work ethic and tonnes of energy!

(Chef applicants require previous proven experience in a professional kitchen.)