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Updated:   8th April 2023

 Seeking Chef at Burren Yoga Retreat

We are seeking a chef to prepare dinner and lunch for guests on our yoga retreats.

All the food is vegetarian.

This position is with the Burren Yoga Retreat, which is located in the townland of Normangrove – Cappacasheen, 5 miles from Kinvara and 6 miles from Gort on the Galway Clare border.

The Burren Yoga Retreat has a very nice relaxed atmosphere and is a lovely place to work.

This is a dream job for the right person.  

Preparing and cooking high standard of vegetarian food in a lovely, relaxed retreat environment.

You would need to live within a 30 miles radius of the Burren Yoga Retreat.  You would also need to have your own car.

 Chef Work Description & Hours

The role involves preparing, cooking and serving dinner and lunch at the Burren Yoga Retreat


28th April until 22nd May:    2.5 days per week on our weekend retreats;

Hours are approximately as follows;

  • Fri 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sat 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sun 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our backup chef can cover one of the days below, so that you would work 5 days per week during the summer.

26th May until 29th August:  5 days per week on our week-long retreats;

  • Fri 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sat 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sun 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Mon 2:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tues 2:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Wed 2:30 am – 8:00 pm
Hours from 1st September until 3rd December are again about 2.5 days per week on our weekend retreats.

 Type of person that we are seeking

We are seeking someone to join our team who is

  • loves preparing and cooking vegetarian food to a very high standard
  • very positive-minded, hard-working & enthusiastic
  • reliable, self-motivated, and able to work independently on their own
  • committed to high standards
  • punctual
  • nice presentable appearance and who is polite with guests


Depending on experience and to be discussed.

  • Preparing and cooking dinner for 12 to 20 people
  • Maintain the high-quality vegetarian meals
  • Prepare foods for breakfast including granola, compote, porridge
  • Baking breads
  • Setting tables and presenting food to guests
  • Managing the food stock and ordering
  • Inspecting and communicating with food suppliers to ensure quality is maintained
  • Be familiar with special diet requirements (including coeliac, diet for IBS, diet for diabetic) and ensure all dietary requirements are catered for


Depending on experience and to be discussed.

Start in April / May

We can discuss when you are available to start.  The position is available from 28th April 2023.

We can arrange training days here with our current chef.

We are ideally looking for someone who is willing to commit to this position for at least a year.

 How to Apply

Please contact Dave at the email address in the footer of this page.

Ideally, send us your cooking CV.

Including any previous work experience (whether related or not), stating dates, place of work and any relevant information and references.

Let us know your previous cooking experience and any related training.

And also where you are currently living.

And also why you believe that you would be the right person for this position.