Head Chef, The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on May 11, 2022 | Start date May 11, 2022

Salary:Salary Circa £40,000 per annum to be reviewed after 6 months
Duration:Permanent
Hours:around 45 hours per week, for you to organise. time in lieu for extra days worked
Days:5 days per week, mixture of shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:91
Covers:Dinner: up to 100; Breakfast: up to 160; Functions: can do 250 / 300
Food type:Restaurant and bar food and also usually a busy function trade
Full-time chefs:5 chefs and kitchen porters
Accommodation:Live in accommodation with en suite bedroom in shared staff house
Job description:

Exciting opportunity in South West Scotland for an experienced Head Chef

The Cairndale Hotel is a traditional privately owned hotel situated close to the centre of Dumfries in South West Scotland. With a hotel of 91 letting bedrooms the hotel is one of the largest in the area and offers a wide range of facilities including leisure club and functions facilities for up to 250/300 guests.

The successful candidate with have a number of years' experience working in a similar establishment and have a proven track record having worked in a busy 3 / 4 star operation or quality restaurant.

Our head chef will need to be hands on and lead the front and build a strongly motivated team in the kitchen.

Responsible for menu planning/costing, GP and wage costs out head chef will also be required to uphold health and safety standards and fully conversant with HACCP/Cook Safe.

At present the hotel offers both A la Carte an Table d'Hote menu and caters for a wide range of guests including both corporate and leisure guests. During the busy summer season we welcome a large number of golf groups to the hotel as well as other guests who come to Dumfries and Galloway to visit the many castles, gardens and stately homes in the area or take part in outdoor activities like mountain biking and walking.

Over the winter months the hotel caters for an increasing number of private functions and arranges tribute weekends that are well established events in the hotel. Residential Christmas, New Year and Christmas party nights are followed by Burns Suppers in January.

This is an exciting time to be joining the hotel as we look to further develop the hotel and look to open a new restaurant concept later in the year. We'd be delighted to hear from applicants with a positive can do attitude who can help with our vision to improve our food offering.

In order to attract the best candidate we're offering an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the demands of this role.

Dumfries - local population 35,000
Dumfries Railway Station - 250 yards
M74 at Lockerbie 14 miles
Glasgow/Edinburgh both less than 80 miles

Sponsorship available.

How to apply:

Pease send your CV to matthew@cairndalehotel.co.uk

Work for partners:

possible depending on experience

Contact details:matthew@cairndalehotel.co.uk | www.cairndalehotel.co.uk
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