Head Chef

Head Chef, 10135 - 10 bedroom hotel north west of Aberdeen, Grampian

Posted on November 8, 2019 | Start date November 8, 2019

Salary:£37,500 per annum paid weekly plus a share of tips.
Hours:approx 45
Days:5 days out of 7 - mainly split shifts but really for you to organise
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: up to 30; Dinner: up to 40; Breakfast: up to 16; Functions: occasional - up to 80
Food type:Modern contemporary all made fresh on the premises
Full-time chefs:5 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Own room in staff flat with TV and wifi - no charge
Job description:

I am recruiting for a 10 bedroom hotel situated 35 miles north west of Aberdeen.

Looking for a head chef to take over the day to day responsibilities of the kitchen including rotas, menu planning, health, safety and hygiene and stock control.

Ideally, you will have previous butchery and fish experience as all food is prepared fresh on the premises using local produce where possible.

A lovely location with lots to do on days off such as fishing, shooting, golf, walking and a host of other activities are available.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Jessica at Chefs In Scotland with your updated CV and reference details quoting 10135

Work for partners:

Possibly depending on their experience

Contact details:Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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Head Chef, Steam Packet Inn Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on November 5, 2019 | Start date November 6, 2019

Salary:There is a negotiable lease in place. This will be paid monthly and there will be a small deposit paid for stock at value. All to be negotiated and agreed in a lease. This is to suit both parties. Good tips.
Hours:up to you
Days:up to you
Covers:Lunch: 30 to 80 in season, quiet in winter; Dinner: up to 150; Breakfast: currently 14 but scope to develop breakfasts are currently done by the house-keeping staff; Functions: very occasional small for funerals and birthday parties
Food type:upmarket pub food with daily changing Specials boards with stable bar food but also excellent fresh local seafood
Full-time chefs:currently 3 to 4 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:there are a variety of options available and assistance will be given to find if relocating
Job description:

I am looking for ideally a couple, one a head chef and one a manager to take on a lease for the Steam Packet Inn in the Isle of Whithorn.

Situated in a beautiful location overlooking the harbour. In South West Scotland some 20 miles from Newton Stewart and a 45 minute drive from Stranraer.

Current turnover is £580,000 in the last financial year and there is potential to grow the business.

The owner also has a local brewery and sells their own beer in the Inn.

There is a very good and stable team in place including chefs who have worked in the kitchen for many years.

There is also a good assistant manager.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a couple to have their own business and to make a good living.

This is a stunning and rural location with excellent fishing, golfing and walking.

Very much an opportunity to have quality of life.

The Inn is open all year round but is very busy in the typical season of March to October.

You will be responsible for all day to day costs of the business such as wages, cost of goods sold, electricity rates, gas and so on.

The owner, who has run the business for the last 20 years will happily provide a good and concise handover.

If you think this sounds like the perfect opportunity which you have been waiting for please forward your details to:

Jessica at Chefs In Scotland

How to apply:

Please email an expression of interest, ideally with a CV to

Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk quoting reference number 10008

Work for partners:

Yes, this is absolutely perfect for a management couple.

Contact details:Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk | www.thesteampacketinn.biz
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Head Chef, Grampian Hotel, Moray and Strathspey

Posted on November 5, 2019 | Start date November 6, 2019

Salary:£14.00 per hour paid weekly
Days:4, Friday-Monday, split shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 20-30; Dinner: up to 40 on a weekend
Food type:Traditional Scottish
Full-time chefs:1
Accommodation:Room in the hotel is available
Job description:

The Grampian Hotel is a small family run hotel situated in Keith, situated 50 miles from Aberdeen and 55 miles from Inverness.

We are looking for a reliable sole chef to join our stable and friendly team.

As sole chef you will take over the day-to-day running of the kitchen including stock control, health, safety and hygiene and ordering.

The successful candidate must be able to get on well with others and work well under pressure

How to apply:

email cv to admin@grampianhotelkeith.co.uk

Work for partners:


Contact details:admin@grampianhotelkeith.co.uk | grampianhotelkeith.com/
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Head Chef, Syre Lodge, Sutherland

Posted on November 4, 2019 | Start date February 15, 2020

Salary:£750 per week (dependant on experience)
Hours:as required
Days:6 days a week
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:9 + 4
Covers:Lunch: up to 14; Dinner: up to 14; Breakfast: up to 14
Food type:Cooked breakfast, lunch (which can be left for guests to help themselves), afternoon tea including cakes plus a three course dinner each day
Full-time chefs:Sole Chef
Accommodation:self-contained bungalow rent free
Job description:

Requirements: To cook for guests staying at Syre Lodge plus their invited guests to a high standard befitting a skilled, professional cook. Unless otherwise agreed with the resident guests, the Seasonal Chef / Cook will be required to provide a cooked breakfast, lunch (which can be left for guests to help themselves), afternoon tea including cakes plus a three course dinner each day.

They will be entitled to one day off each week (usually a Thursday unless otherwise agreed). The Seasonal Chef / Cook will be required to prepare breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in advance (leaving clear cooking instructions of what is required) for guests on his day off and will also be required to prepare packed lunches for the ghillies on fishing days (Monday to Saturday inclusive).

The Seasonal Chef / Cook will be required to work with the housekeeper and other Lodge staff to ensure the guests stay is made as enjoyable as possible and in particular, that they are catered for to a high standard and will be expected to comply with current Syre Estate practice and required to undertake any other duties that are deemed necessary by Syre Estate which are normally associated with cooking for paying guests in a remote Scottish Sporting Lodge.”

Seasonal - 3rd week in Feb 2020 then 12th of March - 2nd October 2020

How to apply:

Please apply to George Whittaker, Agent

Work for partners:


Contact details:george@greens-cs.com | www.naverfishingsyre.co.uk
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Head Chef, Summer Isles Hotel, Ross and Cromarty

Posted on November 4, 2019 | Start date March 15, 2020

Salary:£40,000 per annum, negotiable depending on experience plus a share of tips
Hours:48-60 hours per week
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 25; Dinner: 50; Breakfast: 30
Food type:High end bistro / fine dining. Lots of seafood.
Full-time chefs:4 chefs + kitchen porters
Accommodation:Accommodation available, tv and wi-fi - part of the package
Job description:

This is a small but very well-known hotel and restaurant set in a landscape of sea, mountains and islands on the far North-West coast of Scotland. Guests visit the hotel to enjoy the landscape, the tranquillity and - very importantly - the food.

New Owners have made significant investments in the kitchen and the team within which is reflected in a reputation for first-class cuisine that is heavily influenced by the coastal surroundings. This is an on-going “journey” which will position the hotel and restaurant as a “must visit” when making a culinary tour of the Scottish Highlands & Islands.

The Head Chef will enjoy considerable autonomy in the kitchen – leading a team of three other talented chefs that are totally focused on the preparation of up to 50 high quality covers per night plus modest lunch trade. Responsibilities include the creation of menus (changing monthly with strong seasonal focus), development of the team, operational efficiency and compliance with all health and safety regulations. He or she will attend regular meetings with the Owner and General Manager to gauge progress made on “the journey”.

The 2020 season is likely to run from mid-March until mid-November 2020.

This role is likely to suit an existing Head Chef or a capable and ambitions Sous-Chef that is currently working in a restaurant with a Michelin Star or 3 AA Rosettes.

You would also need to be present in the UK prior to your application as a visit to the hotel is likely to be required.

In line with the requirements of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please send an up to date CV and references with a picture of yourself to Norbert Szabo.

Work for partners:

Couples welcome! We have positions available from general assistants to restaurant manager.

Contact details:welcome@summerisleshotel.com | www.summerisleshotel.com
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Head Chef, The Bosville Hotel, Skye and Lochalsh

Posted on October 29, 2019 | Start date October 30, 2019

Salary:up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience - paid monthly plus benefits
Hours:up to 50
Days:5 days from 7 - mixed shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: varied depending on season 5 - 100; Dinner: 40 - 90; Breakfast: to 38; Functions: None
Food type:lively award-winning restaurant and bar featuring cracking combinations of Scottish produce fresh from its natural larder.
Full-time chefs:4 - 5 chefs plus 2 kitchen porters
Accommodation:Accommodation available 4 miles from the hotel - own room - shared kitchen/living room facilities - £175 per month inc all bills
Job description:

The Perle Group is an innovative brand made up of unique, contemporary bespoke hotels located in rural parts of Scotland.

The Isle of Skye is known not only for its amazing scenery but also producing some of the finest ingredients Scotland has to offer.
We are looking for an experienced head chef to lead and manage the kitchen team in our busy hotel which has a well-established and highly regarded local restaurant, that operates on its own merit.

We are looking for someone with a passion for good quality, fresh produce and an understanding that service is critical to establishing your kitchens reputation as the best in the area.

The ideal candidate will be actively involved in menu design and purchasing, have a good understanding of cost control and margin maximisation, be fully versed in current health & safety legislation and most importantly be a hands-on man manger.

You should have experience working in a high-volume outlet within a hotel and/or high-volume restaurant with a proven track record of career progression and development.

This is an excellent opportunity for an established head chef to further develop their career using in one of Scotland’s most beautiful locations as a launch pad.

How to apply:

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

Work for partners:

Yes - front of house, house keeping or reception

Contact details:Gkelly@perlehotels.com | www.bosvillehotel.co.uk
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Head Chef, The Deeside Inn, Grampian

Posted on October 24, 2019 | Start date October 25, 2019

Salary:£35,000 per annum paid weekly - Share of tips.
Hours:chef to organise
Days:5 days over 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: lunches quiet; Dinner: to 120; Breakfast: to 100
Food type:Contemporary brasserie, modern Scottish well presented freshly made.
Full-time chefs:4 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Self contained flat available
Job description:

The Deeside Inn is a 55 bedroom hotel situated in the Royal Deeside village of Ballater.

We are currently looking for a talented Head Chef to manage our talented kitchen team.

Do you have vision and leadership to take our kitchen forward?

We’re looking for a motivated and talented Head Chef to lead our kitchen operation, manage the team, and play a key role in the next stage of our development. Able to work well under pressure, you’ll be confident about cooking food in a busy environment. A passion for food preparation, presentation and menus is essential. And you’ll also need to have the vision and drive to help us develop our food offering.

In the short term you’ll be cooking our existing menus of traditional inn food. In the winter, we’ll start trialing and developing new menus with a more upmarket and exciting style. We’ll need you to play a central role in this important change, and to embody the passion, flair and pride that are required to successfully deliver it.

Candidate Attributes:

·Takes pride in all aspects of the role, especially food preparation
·Passion for delivering great service, with confidence, energy and charisma to inspire and lead your team
·Honesty; hardworking nature
·Willingness and flexibility
·Be an excellent communicator with the ability to train and develop staff to provide exemplary levels of quality and service
·Ability to manage stock control, working within budgets and staff manning
·Reliable team player
·Positive attitude towards work; ambitious
·Eager to learn and grow with the business
·Excellent leadership skills
·Able to work under pressure in a very busy environment
·Confident in cooking and preparing food in a fast paced environment
·Good attention to detail
·Strong managerial and delegation skills

Candidate Responsibilities:

With overall responsibility for the kitchen operation within the hotel this highly motivated candidate must have a passion for good quality and exceptional service, which will continue to establish and maintain the hotel into the market place. An excellent opportunity for someone within the industry that embraces a challenge. Working closely alongside the Hotel General Manager and Operations Manager this role will see overall responsibility of the Kitchen operation.

·Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes
·Creating and developing new dishes and menus
·Running day-to-day operations in the kitchen
·Dealing with suppliers as well as general kitchen paperwork
·Working to the highest standards of food hygiene and following health and safety rules
·Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins**
·Ensuring the cleaning schedule is adhered to and cleaning tasks are delegated as appropriate
·Maintaining a detailed knowledge of the full menu in order to explain dish descriptions
·Ensuring all policies, procedures, standards and guidelines are carefully adhered to
·Manage stock levels, adhering to the specified budget and monitoring portion control wastage (this one overlaps with the one above with the asterisk?
·Communicating with the kitchen team as well as the managerial team
·Training and developing team members
·Managing and training kitchen team

Candidate Qualifications:

·Minimum Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
·SVQ2 catering certificate or equivalent
·A working knowledge of H.A.C.C.P and C.O.S.H.H

Crerar Hotels Values: Crerar Hotel Group is one of Scotland's leading privately owned hotel companies. Crerar Hotels work hard on talent development and always look to progress individuals through internal promotion. This role represents a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic individual to join a dynamic company.

By joining the Crerar Hotels team you'll also automatically be eligible to receive our Fair Fund. Our Fair Fund has been created to reward staff and encourage personal development. Each time a guest or customer decides to pay an optional service charge for great customer service, all staff members will benefit on an equal basis.

Three reasons to choose a career with Crerar Hotels

1. Destination locations
Voted 2018's most beautiful country in the world, Scotland provides a sought-after quality of life, ideal for outdoorsy types. Urbanites may find there are limitations, with reduced public transport, small local shops and occasionally – the ultimate modern hardship – patchy phone signal. But those who take that in their stride find that they discover true peace and quiet, wake up to incredible scenery and have Scotland's natural larder to feast on daily.
2. Talent development
We always aim to progress staff internally where possible, which means a number of our team have been with us long-term. They've chosen to make a life in one (or more!) of our locations, building themselves a varied career in the Scottish hospitality industry.
3. Shaped by our values
Pride, authenticity, creativity, focus, respect and hard work. These principles guide our actions throughout the company, from management's decision making through to the front line of customer service. They're reflected in the Crerar Trust's work supporting local charities and our Fair Fund, ensuring tips are shared equally with all staff

How to apply:

Please apply to Samantha Rhodes, General Manager with an up to date CV and contactable work references.

Work for partners:

possible, front of house or housekeeping.

Contact details:gm.deeside@crerarhotels.com | www.crerarhotels.com/Deeside
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Head Chef, Black Bull, Borders

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Start date October 15, 2019

Salary:From £32,000 - £35,000 per year, negotiable paid monthly plus tips.
Hours:45-50 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7 - straight shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 20 - 50; Dinner: 50 - 80; Breakfast: not required to work; Functions: up to 42
Food type:Quality fresh prepared - relaxed bistro / gastro pub dining
Full-time chefs:3 chefs plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:1 bedroom house available - part of package - pay own bills - temporary for up to 3 months
Job description:

The Black Bull Hotel in Lauder are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated head chef or sous chef with the right qualities and experience to run the kitchen. (The candidate would be working under the current head chef, who is taking a managerial role in the business)

The candidate must have previously worked at a high level, in a fast paced environment, must be organised and have a good hygiene ethos.
Situated less than 30 miles from Edinburgh.

You will have full autonomy of the kitchen and you will have excellent management skills as well as a high standard of cooking.

Duties will include helping with - ordering, stock control, menu planning and health & hygiene.

There is already an excellent reputation for food and service you will be required to maintain this.

How to apply:

Please apply to Darren Miranda with an up to date Cv and reference details.

Work for partners:

Possibly depending on experience.

Contact details:don.tabletop@gmail.com | www.blackbull-lauder.com
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Head Chef, 10040 - Luxury 5* country house hotel, Sutherland

Posted on October 14, 2019 | Start date December 1, 2019

Salary:Competitive salary and very good benefits package for the correct candidate
Hours:for you to organise
Days:5 days a week, shifts for you to organise
Holidays:2-3 months paid holiday during the winter closure
Covers:Lunch: Sunday lunches to 30 covers; Dinner: Up to 30; Breakfast: Up to 30; Functions: exclusive use for up to 25 covers
Food type:highland cuisine using fresh, local produce including seafood and game
Full-time chefs:6 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Own house included as part of the package
Job description:

Chefs In Scotland is recruiting for a 5 star luxury country house hotel situated in the highlands, 1 hour north of Inverness, in a small town with beautiful beaches and scenery.

Looking for a head chef who can produce a high-end menu using the finest produce that the area has to offer including fresh seafood and game. 2020 sees the introduction of a more relaxed level of comfortable luxury at the hotel.

The ideal candidate will have a good rosette background and experience in working in luxury hotels all over the world including Scotland.

As head chef you will be working closely with the restaurant manager and lead the kitchen team to deliver the entire restaurant experience. You must have good communication skills as you will be responsible for staff training and development.

You will be responsible for all health and safety and hygiene aspects as well as all the relevant paper work, rotas, menus planning and stock control.

This will be an exciting challenge for any chef who is looking to progress and develop in their career in the coming years.

This position is available from the beginning of December and closing date for applications is 8th November.

How to apply:

Please apply to Jessica at Chefs In Scotland with an up-to-date CV and 2 contactable work references quoting 10040

Work for partners:

work available in the kitchen and in front of house currently

Contact details:Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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