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Head Chef, Steaks and Fresh Seafood Head Chef Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothians

Posted on February 17, 2018 | Start date March 5, 2018

Salary:£36,000 per year paid monthly plus a bonus paid quarterly of £500 subject to getting gross profit margin of 72%
Days:5 days per week, mixed shifts for you to organise
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 60 to 90; Dinner: up to 150 plus; Breakfast: 30 to 40
Food type:Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Steaks cooked on Josper Chargrill and Fresh Seafood
Full-time chefs:7 chefs and 3 kitchen porters
Accommodation:live out centre of Edinburgh
Job description:

I am looking for suitable candidates for a head chef position in Edinburgh with a view to taking over as Executive Chef down the line for a small group of restaurants serving top quality steaks and fresh seafood such as langoustines, scallops, crab and monkfish.

The restaurant opens 12th of March but the position can be available before for the right person.

I am looking for candidates who have a pedigree in Edinburgh and a history in high volume quality establishments and relevant experience for steaks and seafood.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of a very busy unit including staff management and development, health and hygiene, rotas and so on.

There will be a set menu in place but you will have strong input into menu planning with senior management.

The group is looking to grow and there is good scope for career progression.

If you would like to apply, please contact Michael at Chefs In Scotland with your CV and details of work references.

How to apply:

Please apply to Michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk quoting 6995

with current CV and details of work references.

Work for partners:

Contact details:michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk

Head Chef, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

Posted on February 15, 2018 | Start date March 1, 2018

Salary:Negotiable depending on experience
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Food type:Very good quality restaurant plus functions
Full-time chefs:200 catering division employees
Job description:

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Catering Operations Manager to join us on the beautiful Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire as Head of Catering for our diverse, high end catering division. Chatsworth - one of Britain’s leading heritage attractions and home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is part of the Devonshire Group employing over 1,400 individuals and operating in a highly commercial manner.

We employ around 200 people in our catering division at Chatsworth; delivering consistently top quality, fresh food, at all our restaurants and events. The current catering portfolio includes: the table service Cavendish Rooms, Childers Luxury Afternoon Tea Room, Carriage House self-service restaurant and three further functions rooms, four Food To Go (takeaway kiosks) around the gardens and Farmyard and up to three third party operated Food To Go kiosks. We also manage an extensive diary of events throughout the year including weddings, dinners, VIP events, and other major outdoor events including the Country Fair and the Horse Trials

To be effective in this post you will be a very experienced General Catering Manager with a track record of success in delivering both day-to-day, high end catering and events, ideally with experience in a relevant sector. Commercial and numerate, you will have responsibility for a growing turnover of over £3 million.

Your engaging personality, combined with your diplomacy and respectful approach make you a highly effective communicator and through your inspirational leadership style you always get the very best out of your team.

The essential elements required for the ideal candidate are outlined below:
• A self-starter who is driven and dynamic
• possessing the drive and experience necessary to build on our current success
• An inspirational leader and excellent team builder and coach
• Has a calm and effective management style
• Has ability to maintain consistently high standards within a large and diverse team
• Highly organised and an excellent time manager
• Highly commercial and able to manage the P&L Accounts
• Proactively identifies ways to maximise long-term profit by effective cost control and exploiting opportunities for revenue growth
• Is courteous and well-presented
• A team player who is able to see the big picture and will work collaboratively in the best interests of the whole Devonshire Group.
• Has at least 5 years’ experience gained within a similar environment

How to apply:

Please apply to HR with an up to date CV and cover letter.

Closing date: Sunday 25th February 2018
Interviews: first stage Friday 9th March, second stage Friday 16th March

Work for partners:


Contact details:hr@chatsworth.org | www.chatsworth.org/

Head Chef, The Alyn Riverside Country Pub, Rest of the world

Posted on February 15, 2018 | Start date February 16, 2018

Salary:Up to £32,000 per annum Benefits  Excellent career prospects, quarterly bonus scheme, holiday entitlement, company discount, work pension. 
Hours:Full time
Days:5 days from 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Food type:Good quality pub
Full-time chefs:
Accommodation:Live out
Job description:

We are currently recruiting for a head chef for the recently refurbished The Alyn Riverside Country Pub located in the picturesque village of Rossett with a riverside terrace for Al fresco dining. The Alyn is located close to a bus route from Chester and Wrexham. 

The Alyn offers the best pub classics along with restaurant style dishes using fresh and local produce. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the owner for menu development. You will have responsibility for developing, costing and implementing new dishes with the ability to prepare food to a high standard, hard working, be able to cope under pressure and will have good communication skills. 

As Head Chef you will be responsible for the following 

Overseeing food ordering 
Food preparation 
Managing a team 
Stock control 
Conforming with all health and hygiene regulations 
Key management and development skills 
Good financial understanding. 
Manage, Training and developing a team 
Maintain high standards 

We are looking for a Head Chef with current experience as a Head Chef or a Sous Chef looking for a step up. Previous Gastro Pub or high volume experience would be beneficial for this role. 

How to apply:

Please apply with a copy of your updated CV and reference details

Work for partners:


Contact details:enquiries@thealyn.co.uk | www.thealyn.co.uk

Head Chef, small bistro on the outskirts of Aberdeen, Grampian

Posted on February 14, 2018 | Start date February 14, 2018

Salary:£24,000 negotiable depending on experience, paid monthly plus tips
Days:5 days a week - mixture of straight and split shifts.
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: up to 30; Dinner: up to 50; Breakfast: No breakfasts; Functions: occasional
Food type:bistro using fresh produce
Full-time chefs:2 plus a kitchen porter when busy
Accommodation:Live-out 15 miles from Aberdeen
Job description:

I am looking for a good sous chef or head chef to join the team at this small bistro near Aberdeen. We are looking for someone who can do the ordering and run the kitchen with support from the hands on owners.

This would suit a good sous chef who is looking to take the next step up.

Guaranteed two days off together each week.

All food prepared fresh, in house to a good standard serving quite a basic menu.

This position is available now and the salary and package in place would be completely dependent on experience.

How to apply:

If this sounds of interest to you please send your CV and reference details quoting 6976

Work for partners:


Contact details:jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk

Head Chef, Master Chef The Professionals, England

Posted on February 14, 2018 | Start date April 25, 2018

Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Food type:
Full-time chefs:
Job description:

Applications are now open for MasterChef: The Professionals 2018

If you’re an aspiring chef, this is your opportunity!
MasterChef: The Professionals returns for its eleventh series and is once again looking for chefs with the talent and ambition to make it to the top of their industry.

Long established as one of the top professional competitions in the country, Judges Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace continue to push contestants to prove they have the ability and passion to cut it in the world’s best kitchens.

If you have the culinary skills to battle against the best and the desire to cook at the highest level, this is the only competition to be part of.

Applications can be found at http://www.masterchef.com/professionals/

Entry Requirements include:  You must be aged 20 or above on 25th April 2018  You must be resident of the UK (inc Northern Ireland and Channel Islands)
You need to have worked for at least 2 years as a chef in a professional kitchen and/or have the necessary NVQ qualifications (please refer to full rules at www.masterchef.com

How to apply:

Applications are open now at

For more information contact:

Work for partners:

Contact details:eleanor.scaglioni@shine.tv | www.masterchef.com

Head Chef, The Caladh Inn, Western Isles

Posted on February 14, 2018 | Start date February 14, 2018

Salary:From £35,000 plus quarterly bonus
Hours:45 to 55
Days:5 from 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: to 200; Dinner: to 400; Breakfast: to 120; Functions: 160
Food type:Carvery style restaurant service with small a la carte menu, traditional Scottish plus weddings / functions
Full-time chefs:4 plus kitchen porters.
Accommodation:Accommodation available free of charge - own one bedroom self contained flat including, TV, Wi-FI and all bills
Job description:

Head Chef

Ambitious chef, with a passion for excellence, to assist leading the kitchen team in our high quality 67 bedroom hotel, the Caladh Inn. Our very successful Eleven Restaurant (110 covers) offers both carvery/buffet service, and an attractive a la carte menu.

Our popular banqueting rooms provide for functions and events for up to 160 guests.

Both our banqueting suite and our Eleven restaurant enjoy an excellent reputation with locals and visitors alike.

This success is based on a committed team providing excellent food and customer service.

The focus of this job is to further develop these standards.

The Head Chef’s primary role will be to lead the kitchen team in managing the day to day running of the kitchen, training and developing junior members of our kitchen team, writing and implementing new menus, working to targets, and maintain high standards at all times.

Duties associated with this role includes preparing of meals from fresh in high volumes, ordering and stock control; enforcing strict health and safety and food hygiene standards.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced chef to progress his or her career by working in a high quality property as part of a friendly, motivated team.

Stornoway is the administrative, commercial and shopping centre of the Outer Hebrides and has good communications with the mainland, via its own modern airport and ferry terminal.

The pace and quality of life are extremely enjoyable, with facilities to satisfy a diverse range of interests, including a modern arts centre, world-class surfing and other outdoor sports, many kinds of music and more.

That is why our island was voted 3rd best/happiest place to live in UK last year.

Don't worry if you have not quite worked at Head Chef level, we are happy to look at candidates who have previously worked at this level or who are looking to make that next step.

How to apply:

We are an equal opportunities employer, an A rated Sponsor Licence holder, and will welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates by email to jobs@calahotels.com

Work for partners:


Contact details:jobs@calahotels.com | www.calahotels.com

Head Chef, small family run hotel in Harris, Western Isles

Posted on February 13, 2018 | Start date March 1, 2018

Salary:£585 per week paid weekly plus a share of monthly tips. Possible bonus to be discussed also
Days:5 mixture of split and straight shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 25; Dinner: 70; Breakfast: 40; Functions: 100
Food type:Restaurant with emphasis on Scottish and local produce, especially seafood
Full-time chefs:4 + kitchen porter
Accommodation:Own room in shared staff house - TV in accommodation and Wi-Fi available in the hotel and meals on duty - provide as part of the package
Job description:

I am recruiting a seasonal head chef for a well-established family business with a great reputation for quality accommodation, superb food and excellent service. Working in a fantastic team of friendly local staff, many of whom have been there for years.

We are looking for a seasonal head chef to join and lead our team. You will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the kitchen including ordering, stock rotation, menu planning and rotas.

The Isle of Harris itself is stunning and this is an exciting opportunity to spend the summer in a unique location with so much on offer including beaches, water-sports, walking, golf and wildlife.

Also there is a sports centre with pool and gym only five minutes from the hotel. Regular bus service to nearest town, Stornoway, which is 36 miles away.

This position is available now until the end of October but potentially longer for right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Jessica Huntley, Permanent Recruitment Manageress, with an up-to-date CV and reference details quoting 6964

Work for partners:

Yes, work available for partners front of house and/or house-keeping.

Contact details:Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk

Head Chef, Scores Hotel, Fife

Posted on February 12, 2018 | Start date February 13, 2018

Salary:negotiable depending on experience paid fortnightly - shared tips. Over time will be paid on a pro rata basis for extra days worked.
Hours:40 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7, straight shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: to 50; Dinner: to 50; Breakfast: to 70; Functions: to 150
Food type:Quality gastro pub and high quality restaurant
Full-time chefs:3 chefs plus 3 kitchen porters
Accommodation:No Accommodation
Job description:

The Scores Hotel is a privately owned and run 36 bedroom hotel situated in St Andrews.

We are looking for a head chef to join our team.

We are looking to gain a rosette, rosette experience is preferred but not essential.

A great opportunity to join a new team and push the business forward to gain a good reputation.

You will be in charge of the day to day running of the kitchen including ordering, stock control, menu planning, training junior members of staff and all health & hygiene

This position is available now for the right candidate

How to apply:

Please apply to Molly Beattie, Manager, with your up to date CV and reference details.

Work for partners:

Possibly depending on their experience.

Contact details:gm@scoreshotel.co.uk | www.scoreshotel.co.uk

Head Chef, Cawdor Tavern, Invernesshire

Posted on February 12, 2018 | Start date February 12, 2018

Salary:Up to £30,000 negotiable depending on experience paid monthly plus tips
Hours:approximately 45 hours per week
Days:5 days per week mixed shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: up to 50; Dinner: up to 60; Breakfast: No breakfasts
Food type:Good quality a la carte using local produce made fresh on the premises
Full-time chefs:A team of chefs plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Live out
Job description:

Cawdor Tavern is a family run restaurant situated in Nairn, 15 miles east from Inverness.

Looking for a head chef who can keep the excellent reputation the restaurant has for quality fresh produce.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen including health, safety and hygiene, stock control, menu planning and rotas. Working with a friendly team that is already in place.

You will have full input into the menus and an excellent opportunity to work with lots of fresh local produce.

Excellent facilities in the area including world famous beaches and golf courses.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Norman Sinclair, Owner, with an up-to-date CV and reference details.

Work for partners:


Contact details:norman@sinclairbreweries.co.uk | www.cawdortavern.co.uk

Head Chef, 10 Bedroom Inn - County Durham, England

Posted on February 12, 2018 | Start date February 13, 2018

Salary:£29,000 per annum paid monthly plus tips. Overtime after 48 hours paid on a pro-rata basis. There will be a bonus scheme based on food sales which will be payable on a monthly basis. Yearly bonus also available.
Days:5 days out of 7 mixture of shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 10-30; Dinner: 40-50; Breakfast: 20; Functions: Birthday parties and funerals
Food type:Up market restaurant - Traditional British
Full-time chefs:3 plus help with dishes when busy
Accommodation:Single room with shared facilities above the inn available included as part of package
Job description:

We are looking for a head chef for a 10 bedroom Inn located in County Durham.

You will have a free-hand to develop the business and the menu is flexible.

As head chef you will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the kitchen including stock control, rotas and kitchen cleanliness.

This is a nice village to live and work and we use lots of local produce.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Jessica Huntley with an up-to-date CV and references quoting 6953

Work for partners:

Yes - depending on experience

Contact details:jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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