Goodwood Chef Academy

Goodwood Estate | Press Article 17/04/24

Goodwood – Investing In New Talent

Goodwood is on the lookout for talented, diverse and driven chefs to join the business within one of its many venues of culinary excellence.

To help with the recruitment process, Goodwood is working alongside Chichester College’s hospitality department to develop a 2-year intern scheme, which is now successfully running into its 3rd year of operation. With the scheme in full swing Goodwood now has a chef operating at each level of the programme, 1st and 2nd year apprentices as well as a successful chef who has now been employed by Goodwood on a permanent basis and has just been promoted to the position of Demi Chef De Partie.

To enter the programme, candidates partake in interviews and cook offs to showcase their gastronomic skills. The successful applicant is invited to work at Goodwood on the 2-year programme with the end goal of potentially being offered a position within one of the restaurants across the Estate.

The apprentice starts at Home Farm, getting a greater understanding of the estate-reared produce, they then work within each of the different restaurants across the estate, adding to their experience.

The Goodwood Chef Academy programme is introduced to students in the final year of their level one professional cookery course by Lyndsay Moger, Goodwood’s Head of Recruitment for Entertainment and Hospitality, as well as Henry MacAskill, Entertaining and Hospitality Procurement Manager. 

Henry says “We at Goodwood have a distinct and deeply rooted passion for food. The Chef’s Academy programme allows young students to join us on that journey and explore with us as they learn.”

Goodwood is the perfect platform to help grow and encourage young chefs with its numerous restaurants including The Richmond Arms, The Bar & Grill, The Aero Café, The Kennels private members club, as well as the events held at Goodwood House and across the estate and the organic Home Farm, which provides much of the produce for the restaurants.

For all recruitment and careers enquiries please contact Goodwood on 01243 755000 or email