Head Chef

Head Chef, 2 to 3AA Rosette establishment, Grampian

Posted on December 1, 2020 | Start date March 1, 2021

Salary:Excellent salary for the right person + negotiable live in our out
Hours:40– however, additional hours in peak season, fewer hours in low season
Days:5 days per week, 2 consecutive days off
Holidays:33 days per year
Food type:Fine Dining - Breakfast, Lunch Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Tasting menu
Full-time chefs:5 plus kitchen porter
Accommodation:Sel-contained accommodation available close by, suitable for a family. Can be included as part of the contract.
Job description:

This is a rare opportunity to lead the kitchen brigade at a very unique, small country house, with an enviable reputation for its food and restaurant experiences. The property is based in a beautiful, semi-rural setting, close to a local villages and Aberdeen City is about a 40 minute drive.

This is an independent property – which is known as an employer of choice throughout the region. The Head Chef will oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the kitchen – menu creation, cost control, H&S, team management, training and development. So this is the ideal opportunity for a well-established, ambitious Head Chef to really make their mark with the flexibility on offer. The property has extensive gardens and grounds, including a significant walled kitchen garden, which supplies a large range of organic fruit and vegetables to the kitchen.

The personality and character of the successful candidate are as important as culinary talent. This is a small, but extremely passionate team, so the right personality and ‘fit’ are crucial – often the kitchen team will interact with guests FOH. A long term commitment to the position is also very important. The hotel also participates in a regional apprenticeship programme, so the Head Chef needs to be committed to sharing their experience and skill in training the next generation.

They are looking for:

-Head Chef experience at three rosette level, or would consider two rosette or equivalent
-A consistent CV with significant time (and progression) in previous role
-Strong team approach (no big egos!)
-Leadership qualities, particularly in relation to training and development

This role is available immediately - there could be the opportunity for a short-term, hand-over period with the current Head Chef.

The property will then close in January and February with the new Head Chef ready to commence his/her position in March 2021.

How to apply:

Please apply to Michael at Chefs In Scotland with your updated CV, reference details quoting 10850

Work for partners:

No at present, but there may be opportunities from March 2021 onwards.

Contact details:michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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