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Meet the Team

Since we started farming at Daylesford over 40 years ago, we have sought individuals who want to make a positive impact on the world through organic food and sustainable farming.

Our workforce is made up of a unique range of roles; from managing the farm to developing recipes and driving digital growth, no two roles are the same and our highly skilled employees all share a common passion: a commitment to Daylesford, our cause and the future of our planet, as well as a love of delicious organic food.

Recently, we sat down with some of our team members to learn about their journey at Daylesford so far and what makes them tick.

Csaba Pinter, Chef de Partie

career at DaylesfordCsaba Pinter, Chef de Partie

Based in our Marylebone farmshop

What has been your biggest achievement at Daylesford so far?
“In my 5+ years of working for Daylesford it has definitely been my journey through the ranks in most of our kitchens.”

What is your advice for anyone wanting to join Daylesford?
“It’s a really great company with strong ethics – the work is hard but it is so rewarding.”

What is your favourite Daylesford product or food?
“I love the different types of bread, especially the seven seed sourdough. I also love our Adlestrop cheese.”

Marek Sznober, Assistant General Manager

career at DaylesfordMarek Sznober, Assistant General Manager

Based in our Pimlico farmshop

What has been your biggest achievement at Daylesford so far?
“Winning the nomination as Best Supporting Daylesford Manager in 2017 and winning our Daylesford Champions League in two different locations. I learn a lot whilst at Daylesford, especially about organic farming that benefits our environment, and love working with our chefs who help me to understand the basics of cooking and how to serve hundreds of delicious dishes.”

What is your advice for anyone wanting to join Daylesford?
“Don’t give up! As a company we might look complicated from the outside but if you take a closer look you’ll realise we are like a big family.”

What is your favourite Daylesford product or food?
“Most of the real meals and soups, but especially the chicken and vegetable broths. Also, our blue Legbar eggs – absolutely delicious!”

Teopister Nakalinda, Team Member

Teopister Nakalinda, Team Member

Based in our Notting Hill farmshop

Tell us about your Daylesford journey.
“I love to work for Daylesford! I joined Daylesford in 2013 as a junior Team Member – running drinks, washing dishes, restocking shelves and looking after dry stores. After a year I was really excited to become a Bar Assistant and from there, trained as a Barista which I love. I now train all new baristas at Notting Hill and get so much satisfaction seeing them learn and progress.”

What has been your biggest achievement at Daylesford so far?
There have been lots of achievements but for me, training people from different backgrounds no matter what their experience feels the most important. My barista trainees have been really successful and that’s satisfying to see – they’ve stayed in the business and achieved their personal goals, which makes me very happy.”

What is your favourite Daylesford product?
“The hen’s eggs are my favourite! They remind me of free-range eggs from my home in Uganda that are truly organic with rich yolks. When you eat eggs from Daylesford, you feel you are eating something really nourishing. I can’t get through the week without them! If I’m eating in the café, I always go for our café salads – the orchard slaw and spring grains are a highlight.”

Annabel Kirkland, Direct Sales Manager

career at DaylesfordAnnabel Kirkland, Direct Sales Manager

Based in our Kingham office

Tell us about your Daylesford journey so far.
“I began my Daylesford journey in 2015 when I decided that I wanted to work for a company I was truly passionate about. Having worked in food in London and having run a pub with my uncle, it was time to align my passion with a company whose values matched my own. I started my career on the Daylesford deli counter as a Team Member, which is where my love for Daylesford produce really escalated. I did some additional work with the Food Buying Tteam to enhance my knowledge before becoming Assistant Retail Manager. Then in 2017, an opportunity arose and I become Direct Sales Manager where I have been ever since.”

What has been your biggest learning at Daylesford?
“It doesn’t matter how hard you have to work, if you love the company you work for and the people you work with, you’re onto a good thing.”

What is your favourite Daylesford product or food?
“It has to be the plain Daylesford kefir – I am fascinated with the benefits of ferments and cultured food, having tried many ferments over the years. Daylesford’s is just the best.”

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Can't find the role for you? Love Daylesford? Do you share our passion for good food?

Register your CV and a member of the Recruitment team will contact you should a vacancy suiting your skills and experience become available.

DAYLESFORD BENEFITS

STAFF HEALTH & WELLBEING

The health and wellbeing of our staff is of paramount importance, so all Daylesford employees are given a special rate on private medical insurance.

If your role requires you to use a computer for a significant part of your working day, we will cover the costs of regular eye tests.

We arrange flu vaccinations every year and a health screening program for eligible staff.

 

PENSION AND LIFE ASSURANCE

Once you have worked for Daylesford for three months, we will sign you up to our stakeholder pension scheme and match employee contributions up to 4.5%. If you wish, you can enroll sooner and can opt out any time.

Employees who are signed up to our pension scheme will have the additional benefit of Life Assurance cover, equivalent of up to 1x your annual salary.

EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT

As soon as you have completed your probation period, you can enjoy 30% staff discount on any purchases from Daylesford cafés and farmshops as well as Bamford stores.

 

 

STAFF MEALS

All Daylesford employees get 50% off their staff lunch during their shift – so you can enjoy a proper lunch break, keep energy levels up and sample more of our delicious Daylesford food! Our staff rooms are also well stocked with free organic tea, coffee, artisan bread and fresh fruit.

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

If you introduce us to someone who joins the Daylesford team, you will be rewarded with a cash bonus once they have passed their probation.

LOYAL SERVICE REWARDS

We hope you will remain part of our team for a long time so we reward loyalty with anniversary gifts of cash bonuses when you reach the milestones of 5, 10 and 15 years’ service. You will also receive bronze, silver and gold pin badges to wear proudly on your uniforms to signify your length of service.

HOLIDAY

Our retail, café and operations teams get 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) and our office staff get 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays).

COMPANY MEETINGS AND PARTIES

Twice a year we get together to celebrate! Our company parties are where we share updates and future plans, cheer on our fabulous staff and enjoy great food and drink as a team.

THE HEART OF DAYLESFORD

The Heart of Daylesford is an internal training scheme for the rising stars of Daylesford. Watch our film below to find out more about what is involved in this informative and immersive experience.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

FUTURE FOODIE INTERNSHIPS

August 2021 – Applications open Spring 2021!

Our "Future Foodies" internship is a year-long programme, designed to grow the next generation of foodies, with the hope that graduates will one day become a permanent fixture in the Daylesford family.

Our internship covers all “foodie” aspects of our business – including the Market Garden, Production Kitchens & Cookery School, to name a few. It’s a paid, hands-on programme, so you must be prepared to get stuck in!

Experience is not necessary, but a great attitude and love for food is essential.

Interested? Please email James Hearfield at james.hearfield@daylesford.com telling us why you’re a Future Foodie - Good luck!

 

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