Chef Roles at Newbury Racecourse - RG14 7NZ

Rate:£12.95 - £19.20 per hour depending on experience

Would you like to work amongst the action at Newbury Racecourse? You could be a part of the exciting and enthusiastic team of individuals that are the driving force behind delivering exceptional, legendary dining experience for our guests at horse racing events. Can you deliver culinary excellence going above and beyond all expectations? Look no further…

As part of our culinary team you will have access to our system training which will accelerate you within your Constellation career. With excellent pay, training and other opportunities, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!

You will be working effectively alongside kitchen staff, managers, and other employees of Newbury Racecourse to ensure a smooth delivery of service, to our guests.

Working Hours

This is a flexible role; you can pick up as many or as few shifts as you like. Constellation optimises the working schedules of Compass employees, so we can also help you work at over 5,000 venues across the UK on shifts that suit you.

We have some important racing throughout the year to choose from, along with Corporate Events. Please see below for the 2024 Newbury race days across the year:

January 2024

23rd January

February 2024

10th February

March 2024

1st, 2nd, 22nd, 23rd March

April 2024

19th, 20th April

May 2024

17th, 18th May

June 2024

13th, 25th June

July 2024

4th, 11th, 19th, 20th, 25th July

August 2024

16th, 17th, 29th August

September 2024

5th, 20th, 21st September

October 2024

25th, 26th October

November 2024

29th, 30th November

December 2024

18th, 28th December

Main Chef Responsibilities

- Communicating with colleagues to ensure smooth delivery.

- Prepare food to menu specifications ensuring that Levy standards and procedures are followed.

- Efficiently plate during a live service.

- Assist with new team members by giving respectful and encouraging coaching as needed.

- Exceptional standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

- Enjoy your work, smile and have fun!


  • Working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent teamworking skills
  • A driven and dependable approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to remain calm during high-volume periods
  • Must be over the age of 18
  • CV required for application
  • Living in the local area with accessibility to Newbury Racecourse via public transport or driving. Free parking is provided on site.

Skills / Qualifications

Experience is essential. We are hiring all levels of Chefs from Commis Chef to Lead. Please make sure to attach a copy of your CV with all relevant experience and qualifications.

Why Work for Compass

  • Competitive pay rates, paid weekly
  • Become part of a friendly and enthusiastic team that delivers a range of incredible events
  • The opportunity to progress within your role and/or across other sites and venues within Compass Group UK and Ireland
  • Flexible shifts to suit you, with the potential of working at a huge variety of venues across the country
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing Support Programmes Including Access To Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • No previous experience necessary – full training provided

Apply online now via our short application form (only takes 1 minute!). We will be in touch straight away and if successful you could be working as a Chef in one of our venues within a few days.