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Be an On-Site Catering Crew Member

Imagine spending the summer with Topdeck by taking a step out of your ordinary kitchen into the scenery, cities and culture of Europe.

Location: Europe

What you will be doing

Topdeck has catering sites in various locations across the continent providing our passengers with incredible foodie experiences. We offer our Site Managers and Site Crew the opportunity to cook and live locally in some of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.

Working under the direction of a Site Manager, and together with Trip Leaders and Drivers, Site Crew ensure the smooth running of our sites, and inspire people through life-changing travel experiences by sharing their love of all things food.

  • You will support the Site Manager in the daily preparation of fresh food to ensure the delivery of delicious homemade meals of a high standards
  • You will ensure all food is stored, prepared and served hygienically and safely in accordance to health and safety requirements at the end of every day
  • You will follow the weekly and monthly Site Cleaning Rota, maintain the cleanliness and hygiene standards in accordance to health and safety measures required by law
  • You will assist with other operational duties outside of the kitchen including shopping and purchasing of food and supplies
  • You will assist other Topdeck Crew with any on road incidents that may arise during the season.

What you will have

On-Site Catering Crew can begin in March and work through the summer. Our European sites do increase in capacity from May-October so we are looking for additional team members to join us throughout the summer months. We are happy to discuss your availability further at the interview stage.

We make no judgement when it comes to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any factors that make you who you are. Instead, we have a culture where difference is valued and ensure these differences are met with an inclusive and open environment.

We are committed to responsible and sustainable travel and tourism. Our people have a shared commitment to maintain the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and represent our company’s values in everything we do.

All On-Site Catering Crew must:

  • You have a full manual car license
  • You have  or are eligible for a UK or EU passport. We are unable to accept applications from those with Tier 5 Youth Mobility or UK Ancestry visa as unfortunately, these visas restrict movement in the Schengen Zone to 90 days which is less than our season requirement
  • You have the ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • You have basic cookery skills and a passion for quality and good homemade food
  • You have a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2 (this can be acquired online post interview if needed)
  • You are passionate about  travelling and the travel and tourism industry
  • You have a background of working in a fast-paced food service environment. (desirable)
  • You have previously enjoyed a Topdeck experience or travelled in a group tour environment. (desirable)
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Topdeck Travel

We love to inspire young people through life-changing travel experiences across the globe.

  

Our job every day is to ensure that thousands of young people have the trip of a lifetime experience, and nothing feels as good as that.

Our vision is to become the global leader in youth travel, delivering an amazing product and unforgettable experiences for our passengers all over the world. We bring young people aged 18 - 30 together on their trip of a lifetime, anywhere from New Zealand to North Africa

With a variety of adventures taking place across the year, we cover more destinations than you can poke a selfie stick at - these include larger-than-life Eurotrips, big game safaris, American road trips, sailing voyages and other global adventures.

  

We offer great career opportunities to graduates in a fast-growing company that is respected in the travel industry.

  

We are proud to say that people work hard to support each other here: our office is open-plan and there is a sense of equality across the whole business, from our Managing Director through to brand new interns.

As well as travel, we're also passionate about food! On one day in 2016 we served 4,950 plates of food - 8kg of cheese fondue was eaten in Switzerland and 980 macaroons were served under the Eiffel Tower.

We can offer great career opportunities to graduates in a fast-growing company that is respected in the travel industry. Be part of the journey by joining our young and dynamic team, either ‘on the road’ or in our London office.

  

Our Graduates - Who we are

Shannon's Graduate Story

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I’ve always had a passion for travel, and Topdeck has allowed me to put that passion into what I do for a living, not just in my vacation time.

I knew I’d do lots of travel, meet lots of amazing people, see lots of cool things.

Dave's Graduate Story

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Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key to Our Future

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Janine, Managing Director

Topdeck Travel is about bringing travel dreams and experiences to life. We connect travellers from different cultures, journeys and background across the globe every day.

To achieve this, we have a fantastic global SWOT team working with us across the world, from New Zealand to South Africa to Europe and beyond.

In 2016 we had 45,000 young travellers journey with us - by 2021, we aim to bring this figure to 100,000.

To make our own dreams reality, we need the very best crew on our side. Join us and start your Topdeck adventure today.

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