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Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club

1830 Epping Forest Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Yacht Club
Managed By Gate Hospitality Group
Thank you for applying to one of the most premier places to work in the Northeast Florida! People are our greatest asset and we are currently seeking people like you who have a desire to join our team.


What is the #1 trait of our staff members? A great attitude!

We are looking for qualified candidates with a great attitude to join our staff! Team members at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club are enthusiastic, respectful, enjoy working hard and having fun. Career growth, training and promotional opportunities are always available to those with a strong work ethic and desire to succeed.

You are invited to review our open positions and apply on-line. Applications are carefully reviewed and qualified candidates are forwarded to the appropriate hiring manager for consideration.

We are the top place to work on the St. John's River, so come join our extraordinary team and see why!

Job Requirements

Education: Must be able to communicate with Sous Chef or Executive Sous Chef.

Training and Experience: Dishwashing equipment knowledge preferred. Valid Florida driver’s license also required. Basic food prep a plus.

Job Knowledge: Must have an understanding of the terms clean and sanitary.

Job Summary: To provide clean and sanitized dishes, utensils and pots for cooks, servers, bartenders, guests and members use.

Physical Abilities: Must be able to work on feet quickly for an average shift, lift, move, and carry up to 50 pounds, not limited to trash removal, and work in a hot and wet environment. 

Job Duties and Functions

1. Be punctual at all times.

2. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, to include weekends, holidays and split shifts.

3. Arrive to work on time, consistently.

4. Become familiar with all appropriate machinery and equipment as well as the accompanying safety features.

5. Knowledgeable of appropriate hazardous chemicals and their accompanying MSDS.

6. Bring in trash cans and mats at the beginning of your shift.

7. Set-up dishwasher for operation, informing Supervisor of any problems.

8. Insure all pots, pans, glasses, plates etc., are clean by washing and /or running all items through the dishwasher.

9. Set up pre-soak for silverware, run silverware through dishwasher twice, once on flat rack and once in green basket, separated with handles up.

10. Participate in kitchen cleaning schedule.

11. Perform tasks as requested by other kitchen staff.

12. Completion of shift, remove all waste cans, take out mats, mops, mop the floor and clean work area.

13. Perform other jobs that will assist in an efficient and top quality running kitchen as assigned by the Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef.


  • Vacation Pay, Holiday Pay, Sick Pay
  • Medical/Dental/Vision, Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability/Life Insurance
  • Employee Café

Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or disability.

Thank you for your interest!

Posted April 1, 2024

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club

Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club combines turn-of-the-century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jesse Ball duPont as their Florida residence, Epping Forest was quickly distinguished as one of the country’s finest estates. Many illustrious guests, such as the Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Goulds, Presidents Gerald Ford and Anwar Sadat, graced its rooms for lavish parties. In the early 1970s, Epping Forest became the home of the Raymond K. Mason family. In 1984, Gate acquired Epping Forest from the Mason family. The company strongly believed that the estate should be preserved for future enjoyment of Jacksonville’s citizens. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club now offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today.

Meticulously restored to its original splendor, the duPont Mansion offers casual and gourmet dining with a level of service unmatched by its peers. The first floor glass terrace dining rooms and second story private dining and banquet facilities offer members and guests an unforgettable view of the English Gardens and St. Johns River. From Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club, one can enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the widest point of the St. Johns River. This view, along with award winning cuisine, exceptional service and banquet facilities, set the ideal scene for wedding receptions, private parties and group functions. Members also have access to a private marina and enjoy cruises, dock parties, sailing instruction, camps and a rental fleet.

The 12,000 square-foot Fitness Center showcases a large selection of the highest quality cardiovascular, circuit training and free weight equipment. Personal consultation and instruction are available along with an array of aerobic, yoga, Pilates and Spinning classes. Separate locker rooms are complete with steamroom, sauna, whirlpool and showers. Members also enjoy six pools, including a heated lap pool and separate adult and family pool areas. Family activities offered at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club include our Cub’s Den nursery, children’s playground, family nights, swim team and many others. On-site tennis professionals are available to teach group and private lessons on six well-manicured, illuminated tennis courts. League play, camps and racquet stringing are also available. The Wheelhouse Café offers quick, full service menu items, seven days a week.

A Tradition of Excellence and a Lifetime of Memories.
For an Employment Application, please complete an online application or resume on this website or visit the Human Resources Department located at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082).  Applications for all Clubs are accepted only at the Ponte Vedra address. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The telephone number is (904) 273-7727.
Employment Application or appointment parking is in the Parking Deck adjacent to the Administration Building only.  The entrance to Human Resources is clearly marked as you leave the parking deck.  Please use this side entrance to the Administration Building.