Reach Your Foodie Peak as an Intern at Mr Pook’s Kitchen

This week sees the latest Galloway Glens supported Intern position advertised, offering a six-month, paid placement at Mr Pook’s Kitchen in Castle Douglas. The role will work across all aspects of the business, giving an excellent overview of a career in the hospitality sector.


The role will cover everything from preparing, cooking and presenting food, through to sourcing ingredients from local suppliers and managing business finances.


The role is paid £10.90 per hour, working approximately 40 hours per week. Applicants for the role should submit a letter of interest (1-2 sides) why you are interested in the opportunity. Letters should be sent, with an up-to-date CV, to [email protected] by 10th February. Interviews will be held the following week.


Ed Pooks will be the hosting the role, and said:

“I am looking forward to introducing you to the world of hospitality, there are many skills we need to put a plate nicely on a table and hopefully you can dive into our world and experience some of the highs and lows of restaurant life in our amazing corner of Scotland.
Restaurant life is a unique opportunity to learn a whole host of skills which can be applicable in many walks of life. Getting a plate to a table involves a myriad of tiny details and we hope to be able to share our experience and skills with you here in the kitchen. We can offer up a range of work and life experiences in our little corner of Scotland away from the maddening crowds, direct contact with farmers, growers and purveyors of all the good things as well as local foraging, seasonal bounties and meeting some great characters along the way, we shall look forward to welcoming you to our kitchen.”

Galloway Glens Education & Community Engagement Officer, Jan Hogarth, said:

“This exciting internship with at Mr Pook’s Kitchen is an incredible opportunity for a young person to learn from an innovative top-quality restaurant and find out more about sustainability and the art of cuisine. The internship is seeking enthusiastic and ambitious applicants who will make the most of this amazing opportunity for training and experience within the hospitality industry.”

The Galloway Glens is a 5-year project based in the Stewartry region of Dumfries and Galloway. The scheme is an initiative of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team, funded by a range of partners including Drax, the owners of the Galloway Hydro Scheme, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Scheme aims to connect people to their heritage and to support modern rural communities. www.gallowayglens.org.