Commis Chef

Commis Chef, Ardlui Hotel, Argyll and the Islands

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

Salary:£11.00 per hour for over 25’s. A time served bonus of £20.00 per week will be paid if you stay until the pre-agreed contract end date.
Hours:45/50 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7, mixed shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: up to 100 in season; Dinner: up to 150 in season; Breakfast: up to 80 in season; Functions: small occasional for up to 35
Food type:Extensive quality Bar menu plus specials
Full-time chefs:2 - 4 chefs plus 1 - 2 kitchen porters
Accommodation:Accommodation provided A single room en-suite will be provided in one of the staff lodges on the holiday home park, priced at £30.00 per week. Electricity requires to be paid for as you use it via a card meter. A security deposit is required for your accommodation, which is taken at £100 per week for the first two weeks.
Job description:

Commis Chef Position

We are looking for a new team member to start within the next day or two. The position begins with a two-week trial period. You will be paid full pay during the trial period at the end of each week, but you must work each week in full.

A little more information regarding The Ardlui Hotel

We are a family run small 12 bedroom hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond catering for its own residents plus our self-catering holiday guests, as well as the owners of boats berthed in our 130 berth marina facility and the owners of holiday homes on our 92 pitch holiday park. We also have a healthy passing trade from the busy A82 running past the hotel. We often cater for small functions (up to 80 persons), host live music and themed nights.

Our menu is quite large and mainly features good home made food. We also run a specials menu offering around 3 to 4 starters, 3 to 4 mains and a couple of desserts – all depending on the time of year. Fine dining we are not, but good, hearty grub crossing over into good quality gastro pub style meals. We use as much fresh and local ingredients as possible.

We are a seasonal hotel, being much busier in the summer months than the dead of winter. We close the hotel for the first 8 weeks immediately after New Year, although we do keep the pub open at the weekends offering a reduced menu. This is when most of our staff take their annual leave, and when we normally conduct maintenance works on the hotel. Bank and national holidays are obviously busy times for us.


We are on the northernmost shores of Loch Lomond, about an hours drive from Glasgow. We have both a train station and a bus stop connecting us to the rest of the world. Ardlui is a small hamlet - there is not much here apart from the hotel, marina & holiday park so it might not be for everyone. Although lively from Easter through to the end of October, it can get quiet during the off-season. Fantastic for people who love the great outdoors or watersports (we have our own on-site Wakeboarding School)!

What we are looking for

We require a commis chef to assist with all aspect of the hotel kitchen, including but not restricted to:
• Food Preparation
• Service
• Stock control
• HACCAP & Cook Safe Records

How to apply:

Please apply to Scott Squires, Partner with a copy of your updated CV and reference details

Work for partners:

possible depending on experience

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Commis Chef, The Ceilidh Place, Ross and Cromarty

Posted on May 6, 2022 | Start date May 7, 2022

Salary:Wage dependant on experience paid monthly with tips
Hours:40 - 45
Days:5 days per week mixture of shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:13 Hotel bedrooms & 11 Bunkhouse
Covers:Lunch: 80 - 160; Dinner: 80 - 100; Breakfast: 48 - 60; Functions: Up to 80
Food type:Modern Scottish
Full-time chefs:6 + 3 kitchen porters
Accommodation:Live in available, details upon successful application
Job description:

The Ceilidh Place is a small family run business. We comprise a hotel, café-bar, restaurant, bookshop and live music venue. We are a busy place open from 8am until 11pm. We work 40-45 hours per week with 2 days off per week.

We rely on a full team to keep the kitchen balanced and working efficiently. We are currently looking for commis chef . You must work cleanly, efficiently and have excellent presentation skills.

We prepare 90% of our dishes in our own kitchens, and all of our fish and meat comes from the surrounding areas. We are keen to promote local produce and encourage creativity and enthusiasm throughout the kitchen. You should be keen and willing to work to your own schedule and meet all deadlines and prep lists for given times.

We are extremely busy in the height of the season so looking for someone keen & energetic, with an enthusiasm for good service and efficiency.

Ullapool is a great village to spend a summer. We are surrounded by nature, out door activities, and mountaineering. We also have a rich cultural scene with galleries, art spaces and workshops always on the go.

This position would suit someone who is firstly experienced in busy kitchens but also has common sense and a hard work ethic. You might be taking a break from travelling or looking for a working holiday in between university semesters. We welcome applications from couples and singles.

We have live in accommodation available in our bunkhouse. There are currently vacancies in other departments too if considering with friends or partners.

We encourage those with a friendly outlook, a willingness to work hard and a genuine interest in our industry. Some experience is required for this position and further training will be given.

The position is available now until the end of October, or end of the year.

How to apply:

If you are interested in a position whether on a short term or long term basis, get in touch. Please email with a current CV –
We look forward to welcoming you onto the team!

Work for partners:

yes (KP & housekeeping)

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Commis Chef, Douneside House, Grampian

Posted on May 3, 2022 | Start date May 4, 2022

Salary:£22,500 per year Paid monthly (28th of each month) Tips paid monthly Enhanced pension plan Free access to Health Club Income protection scheme
Hours:40 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7 - mixed shifts, some straights
Holidays:33 days per year - closed for 2 weeks early January, only/ open 5 days per week in Winter
Bedrooms:12 bedroom with 8 self catering cottages
Covers:Lunch: 12 - 20 - Afternoon teas to 24; Dinner: 30 - 35 in the main restaurant and 14 covers in the tasting menu resteraunt; Breakfast: 24 - 28
Food type:3 AA modern British - Tasting Menu - Afternoon Teas
Full-time chefs:7/8 chefs plus kitchen porters
Accommodation:Shared local accommodation £60 - includes all bills. within walkable distance
Job description:

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career at Aberdeenshire's award winning Douneside House.

Situated 30 miles from Aberdeen in a beautiful location.

We are looking for a commis chef to join our stable team in this stunning location.

Excellent inhouse training is available by the established 3AA Rosette Head Chef.

Fantastic use of the best of local produce along with our own vegetable and herb garden.

Douneside House is a really special place, set in stunning surroundings in Royal Deeside. In 2020, Douneside was awarded the Scottish Hotel Awards "National Hotel Restaurant of the Year".

One of the many things that makes Douneside House special is our team. You’ll be joining dedicated and passionate team.

We are looking for a full time Commis Chef to join our kitchen team.

Excellent training will be provided and this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career in a fine dining establishment.

We work with very best local suppliers and their produce. Our own kitchen gardens provide over 80 varieties of fruit and veg for the kitchen.

Douneside House is owned by The MacRobert Trust, a grant making charity, which means we invest significantly in team training, development and our apprenticeship schemes.

Ideally having some experience is desirable but happy to support you through SVQ level 2 and 3 / apprenticeship in professional cookery

This is a permanent, all year round position.

What we offer:
Generous benefits package
Free Access to our Health Club
Training scheme with Scottish Vocational Qualification available

How to apply:

Please apply to Jamie, Manager with your CV.

Work for partners:

Possible depending on experience

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Commis Chef, Various Commis Chef positions over Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway

Posted on May 3, 2022 | Start date May 3, 2022

Salary:Living minimum wage up to £11 per hour
Hours:Varied hours 40-50 per week, depending on the establishment.
Days:5 days per week, varies on establishment, mixed, straight or split shifts.
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, hotels, 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:

If anyone wants to register for work, seasonal or permanent please email me your CV and I can add to our system and take up references.

Please let me know what you are looking for, what area and have the CV up to date.

How to apply:

Please email quoting COMMIS2022

Work for partners:

Very often in housekeeping, front of house and kitchen.

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Commis Chef, Trump International Golf Links, Grampian

Posted on April 29, 2022 | Start date May 1, 2022

Salary:Competitive (negotiable depending on experience, paid monthly). Plus tips
Hours:45hrs+ per week (hrs will vary depending on season)
Days:5 days from 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Bedrooms:16 rooms at MacLeod House & Lodge
Covers:Dinner: The Dunes Restaurant located at the Clubhouse serves gastro-pub style food catered to golfers. MacLeod House offers more refined fine dining with either 3 or 5 course tasting menu, bespoke private dining and afternoon tea
Food type:The Dunes Restaurant located at the Clubhouse serves gastro-pub style food catered to golfers. MacLeod House offers more refined fine dining with either 3 or 5 course tasting menu, bespoke private dining and afternoon tea
Full-time chefs:8-11 (depending on season)
Accommodation:Live in available
Job description:

With our internationally acclaimed championship golf course, clubhouse and five-star hotel, Trump International Golf Links, Scotland - located just outside Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland - offers world class facilities and an unforgettable leisure experience.

We are seeking an experienced commis chef to join our established culinary team.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, ambitious and committed to delivering an exceptional culinary service. Due to our location in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, candidates will require their own transport.

If you're looking for a new challenge, a step up in your career or a dream job, Trump Aberdeen offers an exciting and unique opportunity to work for a world renowned luxury brand in a stunning location on the Aberdeenshire coast.

This position is available now for the right candidate.

For more information about us visit our website:

How to apply:

Please apply with your CV and reference details along with a covering letter to Lynn Hedley

Work for partners:


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Commis Chef, x 2 - Clachaig Inn, Lochaber

Posted on April 23, 2022 | Start date May 16, 2019

Salary:£11.50 per hour, paid weekly
Days:5 days a week - mixture of shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 100-200; Dinner: 200-400; Breakfast: 50
Food type:Good pub food and daily specials
Full-time chefs:9 chefs plus a kitchen porter
Accommodation:room in shared staff accommodation - charged at £60.90 per week includes all bills
Job description:

The Clachaig Inn is a multiple award winning Inn set right in the heart of Glencoe surrounded by towering mountains.

Our reputation for food has been growing rapidly for a number of years and now rivals its reputation for great beer. With a turnover to put some city centre restaurants to shame, joining our catering team will give you a unique insight into an extremely busy and successful food trade.

We are looking for 2 commie chefs to join our dynamic kitchen team. We have one of the busiest if the not the busiest kitchens in Lochaber, in the summer months we can push out 300+ covers most nights getting close to 400 covers on a Saturday. On top of our all-day menu, we allow our chefs to get creative on the special board so you’ll get plenty of opportunity to show what you are capable of.

As a company we believe in good honest food produced in a good honest way. We don’t see the need to use strange French terminology, but we do see the need to set and meet high standards.

So you will need to be a hard worker who is passionate about working with food, someone who wants to come in to learn and develop their skills.

This role will involve everything from breakfast service, prepping for the day to being on the pass. You will also be responsible for maintaining records and following HACCP procedures.

Positions can be permanent or seasonal

How to apply:

Download an application form from our website and send it in via email with a cover letter to

Work for partners:

Work maybe be available for a partner. We are also looking for Housekeeping, Bar Staff and Maintenance Staff

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Commis Chef, Ledgowan Lodge, Ross and Cromarty

Posted on April 20, 2022 | Start date April 20, 2022

Salary:£10 - £10.50 per hour paid 4 weeks - shared tips
Hours:40 - 45
Days:6 days per week
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: weekends only; Dinner: 30 - 50; Breakfast: 30; Functions: occasional up to 55
Food type:Good quality well presented Restaurant Table d'Hote menu and a simple bar menu
Full-time chefs:2
Accommodation:Accommodation - own room in shared flat - £10 per week plus share of electricity
Job description:

The Ledgowan Lodge is a 12 bedroom Hotel situated in Achnasheen around 40 miles from Inverness.

We are looking for a commis chef to join our team.

An independent family run hotel in a stunning location.

There are no kitchen porters so must be happy to do own dishes.

This position is available now for the right candidate through until mid/end October

There are lots of activities to enjoy on days off

How to apply:

Please apply to Craig Duffield, Owner with your up to date CV and reference details

Work for partners:

Yes - front of house / house keeping

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Commis Chef, Beinglas Campsite, Argyll and the Islands

Posted on April 21, 2022 | Start date May 2, 2022

Salary:Weekly Pay and share of tips
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 30-50; Dinner: 50-80; Breakfast: 50-70
Food type:Home-made pub food
Full-time chefs:2.5
Accommodation:2 bedroomed static heated caravan with one other male
Job description:

Busy family built and run campsite on West Highland Way Walk at top of Loch Lomond.
Beautiful area on A82 mains bus route from Glasgow and train station at Ardlui.
Become one of our hard working team and part of our extended family.

How to apply:

Contact June Palmer by email.

Work for partners:

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