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Head Chef, Sure Hotel Lockerbie - Queens Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on August 22, 2019 | Start date September 1, 2019

Salary:Starting at £30,000, overtime paid over 48 hours worked
Hours:Contracted 48 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Dinner: 100 covers over the day
Food type:Gastro pub and restaurant
Full-time chefs:4 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Own room in shared four bedroom staff flat in hotel available as part of the package
Job description:

The Sure Hotel Lockerbie is a 21 bedroom hotel which re-opened its doors under new ownership in February 2019.

Recently refurbished, the hotel has been given a fresh and modern look with a new bar and restaurant being designed. Under its new owners, The Sure Hotel Hotel is looking to bring a fresh and modern feel to Lockerbie.

There is a gastro-pub styled restaurant. The function room serves fine dining suitable for weddings, anniversaries, and other functions for up to 100 covers.

As the Head chef you will be responsible for a brigade of 4 chefs, daily delegating of general tasks. ordering, designing menus.

Full uniform will be provided and meals will be provided on duty.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new establishment and team, with a train and bus station 5 minutes from the hotel and just off the M74. Lockerbie is only just over an hours drive from Glasgow and neighbouring cities so has plenty to do on days off. A local gym and supermarket is only 5 minutes from the hotel.

This position is available now for the right person.

How to apply:

Please apply with an up to date CV and reference details to glenw1970@icloud.com

Work for partners:

Work is available for partners in housekeeping and front of house.

Contact details:glenw1970@icloud.com | www.bestwestern.co.uk/
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Head Chef, Brambles Seafood and Grill at Auchrannie Resort, Ayrshire and Arran

Posted on August 20, 2019 | Start date August 20, 2019

Salary:Salary of £33,000 including leisure membership and Resort discounts. Modern live-in accommodation also available if required
Hours:Full time approximately 45 - 50
Days:5 days from 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:85 bedrooms and 30 lodges
Covers:Lunch: 50; Dinner: up to 130; Breakfast: up to 60
Food type:Seafood and Grill
Full-time chefs:6 chefs plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Modern live-in accommodation also available if required
Job description:

British Inn Keepers - Outstanding Employer Winner 2019

Best Places to Work in Hospitality Top 30 Winner 2015, 2018 and 2019

Training & Employee Retention Award Winner - CIS Excellence 2018

Auchrannie Resort are looking for a #awesome Head Chef to lead the way in our Seafood and Grill Restaurant, Brambles. We are looking for someone who stands out from the crowd, knows their stuff and wants to pass on their knowledge and experience. You should be awesome, unique and and just a little bit cool.

Proudly we are one of the best Resorts in Scotland - we have the accolades, results and awards to prove it and we offer a truly Awesome employee experience. You are more than just part of the team, you are part of an Employee Owned resort delivering a financially and personally rewarding career.

The Isle of Arran offers incredible produce from fish and meat to whiskey and chocolate and we love using everything that is close to hand. Our teams work hard and play hard and we love to offer development and progression to support you in achieving your aspirations.

You will lead our Brambles brigade by developing them and working with Exec Chef to create a team environment in which our younger chefs can really thrive. Of course you role will involved food costing and ordering and the usual health and safety standards to be met. But we are also looking for you to bring your own ideas and talent and put it to great use.

How to apply:

Please apply to Claire Johnston with a copy of your updated CV and reference details.

Work for partners:

There may be work for partners available in various roles.

Contact details:cjohnston@auchrannie.co.uk | www.auchrannie.co.uk
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Head Chef, Steam Packet Inn Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on August 20, 2019 | Start date September 28, 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:

Michael Tough at Chefs In Scotland

How to apply:

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

Michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk quoting reference number 9730

Work for partners:

Yes, this is absolutely perfect for a management couple.

Contact details:michael@chefsinscotland.co.uk | www.thesteampacketinn.biz
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Head Chef, 9785 - Catering Manager outdoor experience centre Northumberland, England

Posted on August 19, 2019 | Start date August 19, 2019

Salary:£27,500 negotiable depending on experience paid monthly
Hours:44 hours per week annualised hours contract
Days:for you to organise
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: Average of 35; Dinner: Average of 35; Breakfast: Average of 35
Food type:Wholesome traditional cafe style
Full-time chefs:2 plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:own room in shared staff flat available if required
Job description:

I am looking for a chef manager for an outdoor adventure centre situated in Northumberland, just 7 miles from the Scottish Border.

Looking for a chef who can manage a small team while providing a quality catering service to the guests, staff and visitors of the centre. This is a hands on position where you will also be responsible for the ordering, preparation, cooking and service of food.

You will be working to a pre-set budget so you must ensure that efficient and economic use is made of all resources. You must have good knowledge of dietary needs.

Working in a nice friendly working environment with a good stable team in place. There is a good budget for training available.

Closed over Christmas and New Year period and paid during this time off.

Would suit someone looking for a good work life balance as usually finish by 7.30pm.

All applications will be subject to a clear DBS check and references.

How to apply:

Please apply to Jessica at Chefs In Scotland quoting 9785 with your up-to-date CV and reference details

Work for partners:

Possibly within the centre

Contact details:Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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Head Chef, The Albert Hotel, Orkney and Shetland

Posted on August 16, 2019 | Start date August 16, 2019

Salary:£15 per hour paid monthly
Hours:40 - 45
Days:5 from 7 mixed shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: up to 30; Dinner: up to 60; Functions: up to 100
Food type:Restaurant menu highlighting the best Orcadian produce, plus bar menu
Full-time chefs:2 plus kitchen assistant
Accommodation:own room in shared staff flat included as part of the package
Job description:

The Albert Hotel is a well established 3 star hotel in the heart of Kirkwall, Orkney's capital with a population of 8000.

Looking for a Head Chef to join the stable team. You will play a big part in rolling out a restaurant menu featuring the best of local produce including world famous Orkney beef and seafood.

There is also a busy trade in the bar serving high quality bar and bistro style meals.

Looking for someone with a good eye for detail and the ability to produce appetising and imaginative dishes.

You should have a clear understanding of good health and safety practice, and the ability to control kitchen costs and maintain a good GP.

Kirkwall is a busy vibrant town with plenty to do, there is an airport and is only a short distance from ferries to mainland Scotland and has good bus links.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Dawn Flett, owner, with an up-to-date CV and reference details.

Work for partners:

possible, front of house or housekeeping.

Contact details:dawn@alberthotel.co.uk | www.alberthotel.co.uk
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Head Chef, Relief Chefs of all levels, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on August 15, 2019 | Start date August 16, 2019

Salary:From £13.50-£18.50 depending on position. Plus return travel either at cost price or 30p per mile.
Hours:Minimum of 40 hours over 5 days
Days:5 days out of 7 - mixture of shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:Small country inns and restaurants to large 4/5 star resorts
Covers:Lunch: Varies; Dinner: Varies; Breakfast: Varies; Functions: Varies
Food type:Seasonal fresh and local produce mainly A la carte and good quality pub/bistro up to 3AAR
Full-time chefs:1 - 20 + kitchen porters
Accommodation:Clean single accommodation is provided at no charge to the chef
Job description:

We are looking for relief chefs of all levels from Chef de Partie upwards to Head Chef.

Positions are all over Scotland and in the north of England also.

Places vary from small country inns and restaurants to large resorts, 4/5* hotels and AA establishments.

You must have an up to date Hygiene Certificate (please email this with CV)

We are looking to meet all our relief chefs, we will let you know our availability.

How to apply:

Please apply with an up-to-date CV and reference details quoting RELIEF 2019

We will then call you to get you registered.

Work for partners:


Contact details:jojo@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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Head Chef, The Collingwood Arms, Borders

Posted on August 14, 2019 | Start date August 14, 2019

Salary:£29,000 negotiable depending on experience paid monthly plus possible bonus plus a share of tips
Hours:average of 40-45 hours per week
Days:5 days a week - mixture of straight and split shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: to 50; Dinner: to 50; Breakfast: to 30 - we have a breakfast chef
Food type:freshly prepared using only the best, locally-sourced ingredients - a la carte and lunch menu
Full-time chefs:4 plus a kitchen porter
Accommodation:Live-out - can provide short term accommodation for up to 3 months if relocating
Job description:

The Collingwood Arms is a former coaching hotel situated in the village of Cornhill on Tweed a mile from Coldstream and 12 miles from Berwick.

We are looking for a head chef to join and lead our team. You will take over the day-to-day running of the kitchen including health, safety and hygiene, menu planning and specials, orders and stock control.

Our seasonally changing menu uses the best local produce and you will have good quality experience using fresh food.

You will be solely in charge of menus so it is a good opportunity to make a name for yourself.

Ideally you will be a driver as we are in quite a remote location.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please apply to Shona Wedderburn, Manager with an up to date CV and contactable work references.

Work for partners:

Possibly depending on experience

Contact details:enquiries@collingwoodarms.com | www.collingwoodarms.com
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Head Chef, Falls Of Dochart Inn, Stirlingshire

Posted on August 7, 2019 | Start date August 7, 2019

Salary:Up to £35,000 depending on experience, paid monthly with tips.
Hours:up to 50
Days:5 from 7 mixture of shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: Up to 150; Dinner: Up to 150; Breakfast: Up to 20
Food type:Gastro Pub
Full-time chefs:4 chefs plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Room in the hotel with tv and wifi charged at £35 per week
Job description:

Head Chef required for a seasonally busy family run inn, responsibilities of operating to a tight budget, maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen, designing menus and daily special boards, managing staff with the option of recruiting own team while working hands on.

Experience of working as a head chef in a busy environment is required but would consider a ambitious Sous with similar experience.

We are currently recruiting for other departments so couples would be welcome.

We currently serve 100-300 meals per day from April to October along with our coffee shop and our newly opened smokehouse.

We are continually expanding and looking to improve so the right candidate will enjoy a challenge and be looking to progress with a realistic professional outlook.

The position is available now for the right candidate.

How to apply:

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

Work for partners:

this position would suit a couple

Contact details:ross@fallsofdochartinn.co.uk | www.fallsofdochartinn.co.uk
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Head Chef, Baxters Highland Village, Moray and Strathspey

Posted on August 7, 2019 | Start date August 7, 2019

Salary:Up to £29,500 per annum depending on experience, paid monthly, share of tips, 33 days holiday
Hours:37 - 40 straight shifts. approx 9am - 5pm working to very odd evening
Days:5 out of 7
Holidays:33 Days
Covers:Lunch: up to 300; Dinner: occasional functions; Breakfast: up to 50; Functions: Occasional functions 40
Food type:Bar Food light lunches
Full-time chefs:4 + kitchen porter
Job description:

Baxters Highland Village restaurant is situated in Fochabers which is 8 miles from Elgin.

The Baxters Highland Village offers a variety of speciality shops, stocked with a wide range of Baxters and Audrey Baxter range of food products, as well as wines and whiskies, speciality foods, clothing, cookware and gifts. There is a staff shop which has heavily discounted products for staff. Staff also get a 20% discount in the visitors centre.

Principal purpose of the role:
1.To work effectively with kitchen team to achieve the highest standard of food production and service
2.To help control and manage food costs in line with the budget, use ingredients in accordance with the Company’s sourcing policy and control production / portions in line with agreed specifications.
3.To aid in the achievement of the budgeted Restaurant Sales, % Gross Margin and Net Profit

4.To comply with company systems, policies, procedures, and Food Standards Agency guidelines at all times (Cook Safe etc.)

Main responsibilities:
1. Help meet and exceed company Food % Gross Margin budget
2. Learn menu/dish specifications and achieve food margins
3. Ensure all dishes are to company specification
4. Ensure all recipes and preparation requirements are met
5. Orders of food stock appropriate to sales levels and not over ordered
6. Ensure that all deliveries are checked and signed for
7. Prepare food for service appropriate to sales levels and ensure readiness for service.
8. Controls, records & reports all wastage
9. Staff food policy is followed with no unauthorized food leaving the kitchen
10. Dishes are to specification with no over portioning
11. All stock is secure with no loss of stock
12. Stock rotation is followed and all store rooms/ fridges and freezers are in order.
13. Assist in monthly food stock take
14. Ensure that the storage of food meets company and statutory health and safety requirements
15. Deliver the company kitchen standards as identified within the Cooksafe manual
16. Implement and ensure the company Health & Safety Policy is met at all times – this includes the training of all kitchen staff
17. Comply with & implement all Health and Safety and Food Hygiene requirements
18. Ensure temperature records and food labelling is maintained and up to date
29. Ensure kitchen is clean and hygienic, making sure cleaning rotas are adhered to and records kept
20. Promote a positive perception of the company at all times both internally & externally

How to apply:

Please apply to Andrew Tough with a copy of your updated CV and reference details.

Work for partners:


Contact details:andrew.tough@baxters.co.uk | www.baxters.com
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Head Chef, Various senior chef positions across Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on August 5, 2019 | Start date August 5, 2019

Salary:£25,000 to £38,000 plus bonus, tips and overtime
Hours:up to 48 hours per week
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, coaching, 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 getting lots of head and sous chef positions registered starting in the coming weeks.

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

Most of our jobs are in rural Scotland including Skye, highlands, west coast, central belt and islands.

We would also look to meet chefs looking for work to discuss permanent positions subject to our availability.

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 Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk quoting SENIOR2019 and I will be in touch to get you registered.

Work for partners:

very often yes in housekeeping, front of house and kitchen

Contact details:Jessica@chefsinscotland.co.uk
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