Denbies Wine Estate offer a wide range of careers opportunities

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At Denbies we treat people as valuable assets, investing in people so that both you and the company can grow in value. Denbies supports career development including Graduate & NVQ schemes. We offer great benefits including, pension scheme, staff discounts, in some cases both in the restaurants and gift shop and including of course, Denbies range of fine wines.

If you are conscientious, have a ‘can do’ attitude and would like to join our flexible, enthusiastic and friendly team, then please take this opportunity to view the vacancies we have available. To join our team or to apply for any of the listed vacancies – please submit your CV or complete the Application form (below) and return either by email to [email protected] or mail for the attention of HR Department with a covering letter to Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA.

To inquire for current job positions please email [email protected]

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We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Latest Vacancies

Full Time

Due to ongoing expansion, there are currently a range of full time opportunities available;

Chefs – at all levels

Denbies Wine Estate, one of the largest vineyards in the UK is set in the heart of the Surrey Hills, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty. Denbies pride itself as one of the finest venues in Surrey. With a diverse portfolio of restaurants, cafes, A la carte dining and banqueting we are committed to excellence in every aspect of our operations.

We currently have an opportunity to recruit talented and passionate chefs at all levels to join our culinary team. As a Chef at Denbies Wine Estate, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills, creativity and culinary expertise across a variety of settings, including restaurants, banqueting and special events.

This role is also open to school leavers and graduates who are looking at starting their career in Culinary. Hospitality Apprenticeship offered for all levels.


  • Prepare and cook high-quality dishes according to menu specification and company standards.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organisation of the kitchen, adhering to food safety and hygiene regulations.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop innovative menus.
  • Monitor inventory levels and assist in ordering supplies to ensure smooth kitchen operations.
  • Work efficiently under pressure and contribute to positive and collaborative work environment.


  • Previous experience working as a chef in a professional kitchen environment.
  • Proficiency in various cooking techniques and cuisines.
  • Attention to details and passion for delivering exceptional food quality.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Relevant culinary qualifications or certifications are desirable.


  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Employee discounts in the Gift Shops and across Restaurants
  • Access to training programs and apprenticeships to enhance culinary skills
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free meal on duty


How to Apply

If you are a dedicated, talented chef or looking to start your career in culinary to join our passionate team, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and why you are passionate at joining Denbies Wine Estate Ltd at [email protected]

Denbies Wine Estate Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

For further information regarding the role please [email protected]

Part Time

There are currently no part-time vacancies available.


There are currently no seasonal vacancies available.

Chef and Front of House

We currently have full and part time vacancies.

If you would like to submit your CV for future consideration, please email:

[email protected]

School Leaver Programme

Whether you have just left school, in a Gap year or just looking for a new challenge. Denbies Wine Estate offer recognised Apprenticeships; this programme will give the successful applicants the opportunity to develop themselves at Denbies. All applicants will be supported by the Denbies to help them achieve their goal and go further up the career ladder.

Denbies Wine Estate offers a great opportunity to school leavers to develop & shape their future. Denbies also gives successful applicants the opportunity to apply for key position within the company once they have completed their apprenticeship and have demonstrated that they are hardworking and willing to progress. Employee Statement: Lee Thomas – (From KP to now Commis Apprentice Chef ) Apprenticeship Jake Bristow – ( From Servery & Function Assistant to Team Leader)

School Leavers Requirement:
Have a GCSE Maths and English at A to C grade.
Passionate about Fresh Food and Retail
Motivated in building a career
Willing to work weekends and evenings
Putting our customer care first priority by welcoming all customers in a friendly manner.
Maintain high standard of service at all times

Graduate Programme

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Denbies Wine Estate offers a Graduate Scheme recruiting throughout the year. Intake for a graduate begins in September with an opportunity to work on the operational side of the hospitality industry. Our 12 month programme offers a way to develop your talents in the Hospitality industry.

Hospitality Management:
Front of House
Conference & Events

What will you gain from us?
You will get the support from your Line Manager who will help you in developing your skills. Develop experience in working as part of a team. You will be given the opportunity to work on a project which will then be presented to your Line Manager.

This programme has been put together for you to find your talent within this industry. To find out more about our Graduate Scheme please email the HR Dept at [email protected]

Applications for 2024 are now open.

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