Be a Topdeck Chef

For foodies everywhere: learn how to cook the very best in European cuisine and cross the continent in style. All training is provided, just bring your passion for travel.

How and Why You Should Apply

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Chef Europe

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel overseas
  • Training provided

What you will be doing

Our chefs are responsible for the day-to-day running of the trip.

  • You will prepare restaurant-quality fare from a portable cook tent on a camping trip
  • You will prepare food and assist with service at one or more of our permanent sites around Europe
  • You will uphold high food hygiene standards, either on the road or on-site
  • You will maintain an allocated food fund and work within a designated budget
  • You will socialise with the group and take part in group activities
  • You will assist your fellow crew in other daily tasks.

What you will have

Because our trips start and end in London, we are unable to accept working visas for any other European country other than the UK.

It is up to all apply road crew to ensure their own eligibility. We are not able to offer sponsorship or assistance with acquiring visas.

  • You are genuinely interested in and love food and cooking
  • You are passionate about European food
  • You are committed to maintaining high hygiene standards
  • You are organised, with the ability to remain flexible where required
  • You are a problem solver, both logically and creatively
  • You are proud of your work and workspace
  • You are professional at all times
  • You are a great team player
  • You are willing to gain a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Level II
  • You are positive and proactive, with a ‘want to help’ attitude
  • You are able to work in the UK and Europe.
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 Culture - What we do

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 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 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 Culture

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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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