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Head Chef, Good Highland Food, Invernesshire

Posted on April 19, 2018 | Start date April 19, 2018

Salary:up to £34,000 per year, paid monthly. Negotiable bonus scheme
Hours:can be up to 60 in season and 30 out of season
Days:can be 6 in season and less out of season. Shut Christmas and New Year usually.
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Functions: average function size is 80 to 100. can do up to 320.
Food type:Good produce for a variety of functions, mainly freshly made and pre ordered
Full-time chefs:1 plus various helpers as needed, up to 6 to 7 part timers
Accommodation:live out
Job description:

Good Highland Food is a well established event catering company.

We are based in Moy to the south of Inverness.

Our work can be anywhere in Scotland.

We are looking for a head chef to join our busy operation.

We have work from Edinburgh up to Thurso.

All prep is done at our headquarters in Moy, to the south of Inverness.

Lots of Marquees.

You will be highly organised and motivated.

Cooking Weddings, Corporate Dinners, Lodge Catering etc

Using local produce wherever possible.

Very busy April to October.

We are looking for a well organised chef with energy and passion for cooking good fresh food.

Mainly week-ends, although work is starting to pick up during the week.

There is a variety of challenging work and scope for creating new menus.

No normal working week.

You will have experience of event catering.

Working closely with the owners there is lots of opportunity for input and to help develop the business further.

How to apply:

Please apply to Mike Crook via email with your CV


Work for partners:


Contact details:info@goodhighlandfood.com | www.goodhighlandfood.com

Head Chef, The Adamson Restaurant & Bar, Fife

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Start date May 21, 2018

Salary:Negotiable salary paid monthly
Days:5 days out of 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 70; Dinner: 140; Functions: Occasional
Food type:Modern brasserie with a twist using fresh local seasonal produce. 2AA Rosettes
Full-time chefs:8 chefs plus kitchen porters
Job description:

The Adamson is an award-winning 2AA Rosettes restaurant & bar situated in the heart of St Andrews.

Contemporary style, relaxed environment, affordable dining catering for a wide audience.

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to join our team.

You will in charge of the day to day running of the kitchen - ordering, stock control, menus, rotas, staff training, health & hygiene.

Must have 2 AA rosette experience with a stable background.

This position is available from mid May.

How to apply:

By email to kenfdalton@gmail.com

Work for partners:


Contact details:kenfdalton@gmail.com | http://theadamson.com/

Head Chef, Flat E Dundanion House Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Start date May 7, 2018

Salary:offers in region of £115,000. Home report has come in at £125,000 and can pass over to interested parties
Days:7 days a week
Holidays:up to you
Covers:Lunch: 2; Dinner: 2; Breakfast: 2; Functions: 6 quite comfortably
Food type:quite pleasant if you want to cook
Full-time chefs:just you
Accommodation:2 bedroom spacious flat
Job description:

Dundanion House 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale Moffat

We have a spacious 2 bedroom 2nd floor flat for sale in a prime location at Dundanion House, a lovely large former school house within two minute walk of the main street in Moffat.

Two large bedrooms, spacious living room with views over to Coatshill in Moffat. Bathroom with bath and shower and a kitchen. There are various spacious cupboards also.

The property has gas central heating. Communal stairs and large well maintained communal gardens.

Dundanion House has six flats within and all have a part share in an undeveloped attic space which has potential for development.
Home report is available for those who are interested and the property has been valued at £125,000. We are looking for offers in the region of £115,000.

Moffat has an excellent school and is in a good location within 60 miles of Edinburgh and Glasgow and 21 miles from Dumfries.
There are shops and hotels and lovely walks.

If you would be interested in viewing please email:

How to apply:

please apply to Michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk quoting dundanion flate

and will pass over photos or check out our facebook page


Work for partners:

would suit a couple or young family

Contact details:michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk

Head Chef, Events – The Orde Food Company, Borders

Posted on April 17, 2018 | Start date April 18, 2018

Salary:from £26,000 per annum with bonuses including profit share
Hours:Full time
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Food type:Functions - events - outside catering
Full-time chefs:3 chefs seasonal or more and 1 cook/kp permanent
Accommodation:Live out
Job description:

About the Orde Food Company

We are a boutique luxury events planner and caterer who for over 30 years have built up an enviable reputation as one of Scotland’s finest caterers. We have won numerous awards and had the honour of catering for Heads of State and Royalty. This has been achieved through passion and dedication and a commitment to investing in the skills and development of our colleagues. We put the corporate jargon to one side, this is a family business with true respect for its people.

About You:

You will be a true Chef with a deep passion for culinary innovation and creativity. Both intelligent and composed - You will understand that event catering is about being part of a “whole event ecology” where your endeavour is one part of a production with many parts which when brought together truly dazzles. You are a key player in a team focused on surprising and delighting their clients. As such, you will be comfortable meeting and talking with clients and communicating how you are going to blow their minds with your awesome creations.

About the Role:

The Events Head Chef will oversee and direct all aspects of The Orde Food Company’s catering or event kitchens at locations across the South of Scotland and North of England at events and when needed assist in other areas of the business. This will be done by; ensuring that the quality of all food presented to customers and staff meets establishment standards, attaining maximum quality and profitability whilst containing labour costs and to supervise all kitchen employees.


Owners/Directors - Justin Orde, Christian Orde

a) Responsible to: The Owners

b) Responsible for: Kitchen Staff

c) Liaison with: All event personnel

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the operation and organisation of all food preparation areas. In the unit including:
Regular inspections
Team building
Communication Plan

• Identify, develop and maintain establishment policies and procedures i.e. uniform, hygiene.

• Set and maintain standards for food safety in all food preparation areas.

• Write recipes and cost all dishes (up to date).

• Plan menus by consulting with Directors; estimates food costs and profits; adjusts menus.

• Generate orders for suppliers, quality check delivers and maintain records of production

• Keep food and labour costs to business requirements

• Interview and select staff, undertake staff appraisals and disciplinary action when required

• Impart knowledge, skills and training to all kitchen staff

• Manage kitchen meetings and uphold morale in the kitchen.

• Manage staff rotas / records with Directors

• Ensure all equipment and work environments are operational.

• Preparing, producing and closely monitoring the food which is being prepared in the kitchen.

• Quality check the food and items before being served to the customers.

Preferred Competencies:

• SVQ 3 or higher
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or higher
• Training skills
• Computer skills
• Budgeting and menu costing skills
• Organisation skills
• Wine & food matching

• Excellent communication skills, customer skills, motivational and leadership skills
• Knowledge of employment agreements
• Ability to give instructions

• Committed to team, establishment and excellence
• Positive attitude
• Ability to work competently under pressure
• Reliable & flexible to change

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

How to apply:

email Justin Orde, Owner with a copy of your updated CV and reference details

Work for partners:

Contact details:justin@ordefood.com | www.ordefood.com

Head Chef, 38 bedroom 3* hotel in Orkney, Orkney and Shetland

Posted on April 16, 2018 | Start date April 16, 2018

Salary:£35,000 per annum plus £4000 Gross Profit bonus payable with a GP margin over 70%. There is also a profit share scheme up to an extra £4000 per annum.
Hours:40-45 hours per week approximately
Days:5 of 7 shifts for you to organise
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: up to 150; Dinner: up to 200; Breakfast: up to 90; Functions: looking to start doing
Food type:Fresh, bistro style using local produce
Full-time chefs:14
Accommodation:live out- will help with relocating
Job description:

We are looking for an energetic and passionate head chef for a recently taken over hotel on Orkney.

The ideal candidate will have experience at head chef level and implementing their own menus, building a team and the ability to control the budget of the kitchen.

The head chef will create and build their own menu and team to bring the hotel up to the next level.

Orkney is a beautiful place to live and was voted the 2nd most desirable place to live in the UK.

Orkney is a very community based set of islands and it is the ideal place to bring up a family.

The position is available immediately.

How to apply:

Please send an up to date CV with reference details to Recruitment at Chefs In Scotland quoting reference number 7132

Work for partners:

Yes there are Front of house, housekeeping and reception positions.

Contact details:recruitment@chefsinscotland.co.uk

Head Chef, The Cartland Bridge Hotel, Lanarkshire

Posted on April 13, 2018 | Start date April 14, 2018

Salary:Negotiable depending on experience paid monthly plus a share of the tips. Bonus to be discussed
Hours:45 hours
Days:5 days out of 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:18 bedrooms
Covers:Lunch: Varies; Dinner: Up to 40; Breakfast: 20-30; Functions: up to 220
Food type:Traditional Scottish plus functions
Full-time chefs:3 plus kitchen porters
Job description:

We have undergone a change in management here at the Cartland Bridge Hotel and we are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Head Chef.

We need someone who is motivated and highly organised with experience in delivering consistently great food to all sizes of parties; from the lone business-person dining in the bar/restaurant to Weddings and Funeral Gatherings in one of our function suites.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for freshly cooked meals made with local produce that highlight the best of what Scotland can offer.

To be successful in this role you will have proven capability as an effective team leader as well as successful delivery of budgetary controls and management. You will have overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the kitchen environment including the kitchen team/rotas, food ordering/rotation/production, stock control, dealing with suppliers and compliance with all current legislation including EHO, paperwork and allergens. You will also ensure full compliance with food safety requirements.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Molly Beattie, General Manager, with an up-to-date CV and reference details.

Work for partners:


Contact details:accounts@scoreshotel.co.uk | www.bw-cartlandbridgehotel.co.uk/

Head Chef, Whitmuir Organic Cafe Head Chef / Head Cook Baker, Edinburgh and Lothians

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

Salary:negotiable according to experience, paid monthly, plus a share of tips and keen to implement a bonus scheme
Days:5 days per week straight shifts 8.30am to 4.30pm
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 30 to 40
Food type:All Organic from the farm and made freshly on the premises. "From Fork to Fork" Home baking also.
Full-time chefs:2 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:live out, 16 miles from Edinburgh centre, 4 miles West Linton and 8 miles from Penicuik.
Job description:

Whitmuir Organic Café is looking for a head chef or head cook / baker to take over the day to day running of all aspects of the kitchen including ordering, cooking, menu planning.

Everything is made freshly on the premised from scratch.

Must be a driver as we are situated on the A701 and there is no public transport links.

Straight shifts and no evening work.

We are a well established, family business.

We have a far, an art gallery, farm shop and a plant nursery on site.

You will be cooking super quality, fresh quality produce.

You will be working five days per week alongside another chef.

If you are interested, we are pleased to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please apply to Heather Anderson with your CV and details of work references.

Work for partners:

potentially if two chefs working back to back

Contact details:heather@whitmuir.scot | www.whitmuir.scot

Head Chef, Y-Not, Caithness

Posted on April 10, 2018 | Start date April 11, 2018

Salary:£34,000 per annum paid weekly
Days:5 days out of 7 days - all straight shifts, 2 days off together
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 80; Dinner: 100; Breakfast: 20
Food type:Bar + Grill using fresh local produce and daily specials
Full-time chefs:5 chefs, 2 kps + 6 bar team
Accommodation:1 bedroom house available - part of package
Job description:

Opened in 2007, ynot is independently owned and has firmly established itself as the hub for locals and visitors looking for fantastic quality food & drink.

We’re open all day everyday serving breakfasts from 8am, lunches from 11.30am & dinner 5pm - 9pm with 120 seated between 2 levels. Our cool, comfortable decor and relaxed environment make the entire venue suitable for everything from a quick casual drink, lunch to a formal evening meal.

We take a great deal of pride in what we do, and aim to provide the best eating & drinking experience in the North of Scotland, and rely on our highly trained staff to make this happen.

With that in mind, we are seeking to recruit a talented Head Chef to join our team. The successful candidate will motivate, support and lead your team and truly own your kitchen!

You’ll have the highest standards, championing for fresh and delicious dishes, making sure orders go out on-time and that every piece of paperwork is perfect.

You will also ensure excellent communication, and develop a team that runs like clockwork and loves to learn.

Whether you’re emphasising the importance of smashing targets or looking out for ways to improve and pass on your technical skills it’s all about becoming a better leader by caring for your people and restaurant success.

Of course, you will already have managerial experience in a fast-paced kitchen; but you’ll quickly find that Y -Not is a pretty unique place! Things here change every day, so you will embrace change and show plenty of ambition.

Most important of all, will be your ability to lead a team under pressure to deliver the highest quality of cooking and the desire to develop a career as a seriously talented chef.

Working at Y Not is more than a job, it’s a career, as a Head chef we will offer you a fantastic package, brilliant salary package a free meal on every shift, 5 day week with straight shifts, amazing staff parties and loads of opportunities for growth and progression.

The Head Chef’s main responsibilities are:
• Creating seasonal, balanced menus that meet customer expectations
• Ensuring quality of presentation and consistency in food whilst meeting service timings
• Building, mentoring and progressing your kitchen team
• Upholding food safety procedures

The key requirements for this role are:
• Previous head chef experience in quality gastropub or restaurant
• Minimum of 5 years working in high-quality establishments
• Excellent knowledge of food
• A passion for the restaurant industry and a knowledge of latest trends and styles
• Strong department management skills
• The ability to motivate, train, develop and inspire your team members

Other Information:
• house provided as accommodation for successful candidate

How to apply:

Please apply to Isla Mackay, with an up-to-date CV and reference details.

Work for partners:

Front of house, house keeping + Kitchen porter

Contact details:ynot7bar@gmail.com

Head Chef, Murray Arms Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on April 9, 2018 | Start date April 10, 2018

Salary:up to £30,000 per annum paid weekly in arrears - plus tips
Hours:30 - 50 hours per week (working less out of season)
Days:5 days from 7 - split shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: to 12; Dinner: 30 - 60; Breakfast: none
Food type:Fresh bistro and restaurant
Full-time chefs:2 chefs plus 2 kitchen porters
Accommodation:Accommodation is available
Job description:

The Murray Arms Hotel is a 12 bedroom privately owned and run hotel situated in Gatehouse of Fleet just 30 miles from Dumfries and 20 miles from Castle Douglas.

We are looking for a Head Chef to join our team.

You will be very much hands on working closely with the owners.

This may suit a strong Sous chef.

You will be in charge of the day to day running of the kitchen which will include rotas, menu planning, ordering, stock control and ensuring all hygiene regulations and paper work is filled out.

This is an excellent opportunity for a chef who want to take the business forward and to make a name for yourself.

This position is available now for the right person.

How to apply:

Please apply to Jim Stewart, Owner with a copy of your updated CV and reference details

Work for partners:


Contact details:helenmtstewart@hotmail.co.uk | www.murrayarmshotel.co.uk

Head Chef, MacDonald Hotels Aviemore resort, Invernesshire

Posted on April 5, 2018 | Start date April 5, 2018

Salary:Fantastic Salary and Benefits Package
Hours:approximately 45 hours per week
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:420 bedrooms and 18 lodges
Covers:Lunch: 100; Dinner: 180; Breakfast: 200
Food type:restaurant, bar food and some functions
Full-time chefs:12
Accommodation:staff accommodation is available - £50 per week
Job description:

Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a vast, impressive retreat set in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. This multi-faceted resort offers exciting opportunities for your career thanks to the extensive facilities, a recent £5 million investment programme and season round attractions to tempt visitors from all over the world. The amenities are second to none comprising a wide range of four star hotel accommodation and 18 stylish self-contained luxury lodges. No two days are ever the same: there is a high profile conference and exhibition and leisure arena with a state-of-the-art children’s activity centre, lagoon pool and a multi floor adventure frame. A 3D cinema and retail operation and nearby Spey Valley Championship golf course make Macdonald Aviemore Resort Scotland’s most exciting business and leisure destination in the UK to be part of.

Macdonald Head Chefs play a vital role in delivering a great guest experience to all our guests. They have a keen eye for detail, an organised approach and a willingness to exceed our guest expectation. Often operating on the front line, they are the real ambassadors of our company, and are committed to consistently delivering high standards

Our Head Chefs are hardworking individuals who can work on their own initiative and are key players in our kitchen teams.

They are industry stars and will have previously worked in a 4* and or Rosette environment, have a real creative flair and capable of creating and leading their kitchen teams. Using their outstanding experience and leadership skills they will be working closely with the front of house and management team to deliver our core standards and provide our guests with a great stay every time.


Employee Awards
Group Pension
Childcare Vouchers
Cycle to Work Scheme
In store and Online discount cards
Life Assurance
Health Care Assistance Fund
Friends and Family Discounts
It's not often you find a large company where you really feel part of a family. A career with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts offers you opportunities to progress as well as personal and financial rewards. From our Company Pension Scheme, preferential hotel rates and discount high street store cards, to a fabulous sense of belonging - we offer more than everyday job satisfaction.

How to apply:

Please apply to Angela McLean via email with your CV

Work for partners:

possibly according to experience

Contact details:Angela.McLean@macdonald-hotels.co.uk | www.Macdonaldhotels.co.uk/Aviemore
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