Commis Chef

Commis Chef, 23 bedroom hotel Harris, Western Isles

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Start date March 1, 2018

Salary:£8.50-£9.00 per hour paid weekly plus a share of monthly tips
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 - £20.00 per week rent - TV in accommodation and Wi-Fi available in the hotel - meals on duty
Job description:

Chefs In Scotland is recruiting for a well-established family business with a great reputation for quality accommodation, superb food and excellent service. We have a fantastic team of friendly local staff, many of whom have been with us for years.

We are looking for a seasonal chef to join our team. This would suit either a commis chef or chef de partie. The chef would also carry out other kitchen duties.

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 from the beginning of March until the middle 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 6744

Work for partners:

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


Commis Chef, Kinloch Lodge Skye, Skye and Lochalsh

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Start date February 1, 2018

Salary:Negotiable salary paid monthly plus a share of tips.
Hours:45-50 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7 mixed shifts. Everyone shares breakfast duties.
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:19 bedrooms.
Covers:Lunch: 5 to 30; Dinner: up to 60; Breakfast: up to 38 very maximum
Food type:3AA Rosette. Daily changing table d’hote menu and a 7 course tasting menu, we also have a Gold Visit Scotland Award.
Full-time chefs:7 chefs. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working chef to join our team, led by Marcello Tully.
Accommodation:Own room in staff block shared facilities on site all meals included £30 per week, Wi-Fi and TV available.
Job description:

Kinloch Lodge is a stunning 17th century hunting retreat. Owned by Lord and Lady Macdonald and run today by their daughter, Isabella together with Marcello Tully, who joined Kinloch a decade ago.  Marcello took over the reins from Claire Macdonald, cookery enthusiast and Scottish food ambassador to run the kitchens of this stunning lodge. Marcello has built an award-winning team where a Michelin star was gained in 2010 and retained for 7 years. Kinloch is regarded as one of Scotland’s most reputable restaurants.

Marcello serves incredible dishes using the bountiful supplies from Skye’s natural and delicious larder. His approach to cooking centres around the core ingredients, which are the freshest and finest, from the Island’s coastlines and lochs. His food is unquestionably Scottish, yet it remains influenced by modern European preparations, yet finding room for influences from his Brazilian heritage. Kinloch’s mission is to give its guests an unforgettable experience; to feed the body and soul. The Isle of Skye is one of the top locations in Scotland and is famous for its scenery and landscapes that simply take your breath away. Recently voted ‘The most desirable place to live’ in Britain, the Isle of Skye is 50 miles long and the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands. It is a world class destination for walkers and climbers and is steeped in rich history. There are many outdoor activities – walks and an abundance of wildlife; sea eagles, whale and otter watching, sea and loch fishing. It’s also a photographer’s paradise.

Working as part of an extremely valued team and working closely with senior and junior chefs you must be able to work independently as well as part of a busy brigade of 7. You should be passionate, dedicated and hardworking. In return you will be working for the best, serving some of the best food in Scotland.

This is a live-in position, with an excellent salary and tips and is available from the beginning of February but could be available sooner for the right person.

How to apply:

Please forward a CV and photo, with up to-date contact details to

Work for partners:

yes in front of house and housekeeping

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Commis Chef, Various junior chef positions across Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on December 1, 2017 | Start date January 1, 2018

Salary:£17,000 - £22,000 ideally paid for up to 48 hours per week with pro rata over time plus a share of tips. Or hourly rates of £8-£12 per hour.
Hours:up to 48 hours
Days:5 days per week
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:varied from 0 to 300
Covers:Lunch: varies 0 to 200; Dinner: again varies according to the establishment and type of food; Breakfast: 0 to 500; Functions: 0 to 1000
Food type:Restaurant, bar, functions, fine dining coaches, very much all types
Full-time chefs:1 up to 30
Accommodation:often live in rural Scotland, usually live out in the cities
Job description:

We are already getting lots of junior chef positions registered for jobs next year.

Positions can be anywhere in Scotland and vary in food style and quality from 3AA rosette to fresh, bistro.

Most of our jobs are in rural Scotland including Borders, Perthshire, Skye and highland or the north of England including Cumbria, Northumberland, The Lake District, Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

If you want to let me know your availability or are already registered email me your most up to date CV, ideally with contact details of recent work references.

How to apply:

Please email in CV to quoting JUNIOR2018

Work for partners:

very often yes in housekeeping, front of house and kitchen