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Food Preparation Team Member

Job Details
  • FWHRC202215
  • Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
  • Porthmadog
  • Temporary, Part Time
  • £9.50 to £10.50 per hour, dependent on experience

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are two of the UK's most popular heritage railways, located in the heart of picturesque Snowdonia. We are expanding our team at Spooner's, our main catering outlet situated on Harbour Station in Porthmadog.

We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team of kitchen staff working in Spooner’s. Key duties will include preparing food for our popular hamper service, using fresh local produce, and preparing sandwiches and light lunches to meet expected demand, or to order. You will also be responsible for basic kitchen tasks such as cleaning and washing up and may be required to work in our Tea Rooms at Tan y Bwlch station on occasion. The successful candidate will have a passion for preparing and presenting simple, good quality food. Previous experience of working in hospitality or catering is desirable, but not essential.

Core Skills:


  • Experience; either professionally or in a domestic setting; of preparing and presenting simple meals such as sandwiches
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to work on own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work cleanly and tidily
  • A basic knowledge and understanding of food and kitchen hygiene is desirable
  • The ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage as would knowledge of the railways and their passengers; and the local area


This is a part time position, approx. 2 or 3 days a week. Hours of work will vary and may be flexible, to suit candidate. The ideal candidate will be able to work on weekdays or weekends and will be comfortable with lone working and early starts to prepare the hampers to meet demand.

This is a seasonal position to start a.s.a.p. and will last to the end of October 2022 with the option to extend should circumstances allow. Rate of pay £9.50 to £10.50 per hour dependant on experience. Applicants for this position must have the right to work in the UK.

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