Head Chef


Head Chef


Edrington, Aberlour, Moray

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 7 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 4b30b1fd50ce4726b65932499a5e113c

Full Job Description

As Head Chef at The Macallan Estate, you will oversee the entire culinary experience, including the renowned TimeSpirit restaurant in collaboration with El Celler de Can Roca, as well as all additional dining services. You will lead, motivate, and develop your team to consistently deliver 5-star service standards and ensure the highest quality of food.

In collaboration with our esteemed partners at El Celler de Can Roca, you will create world-class menus that align with The Macallan brand's DNA, inspiring our guests to return and recommend us to others.

Make an Impact

  • Lead, inspire, and develop the kitchen team to consistently achieve the highest standards of delivery and professionalism, reflecting Edrington's core values

  • Ensure the culinary experience is presented as a 5-star establishment at all times, maintaining impeccable cleanliness and organisation in both customer and non-customer facing areas

  • Continually enhance the culinary experience at The Macallan Estate in collaboration with El Celler de Can Roca

  • Monitor and maintain consistent food standards and quality across The Macallan Estate

  • Communicate daily business needs to the kitchen team by attending daily briefs and referring to operation sheets, notice boards, diaries, and rotas

  • Attend and contribute to monthly operational meetings to ensure a comprehensive understanding of future business

  • Take accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, manage rotas to best fit business needs within the agreed budget

  • Train and develop the kitchen team, keeping accurate training records

  • Purchase food and related products from company-approved suppliers

  • Achieve food budget cost controls and manage stock rotation to minimise waste and maximise gross profit

  • Ensure full compliance with all food hygiene and health and safety regulations, including HACCP, COSHH, and other distillery-related due diligence and controls

    To be successful in this role, you are an experienced Head Chef in the hospitality sector with a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring a top-tier visitor experience expected of a 5-star luxury destination. An inspiring leader who motivates through effective communication and leading by example, with proven experience in renowned 4-star or above establishments. You are proficient in menu planning using locally sourced and seasonal produce, with extensive experience in kitchen management and team leadership. Skilled in stock control, budget management, and achieving gross profit targets. Capable of leading, managing, developing, and training a team to consistently deliver high standards of culinary excellence. You possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, strong initiative, and problem-solving abilities. You consider yourself a collaborative team player who works well with key stakeholders across the business.

  • Experienced in rota management and organising staffing requirements. You hold an intermediate food hygiene certificate as a minimum.

    Our vision is to give more by crafting exceptional ultra-premium spirit brands. The Macallan is our leading brand, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing single malt category and Naked Malt in the blended malt category. Our portfolio is completed with Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic, The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, and Wyoming Whiskey in the American Whiskey category. Edrington also has a strategic partnership with No.3 London Dry Gin.

    Our principal shareholder is a charitable trust, so we were built to make a world of difference. Discover a place where values define our culture. The home of exceptional brands, where people and teams thrive.

  • Salary £55,000 - £60,000

  • Shift allowance payable when worked

  • 37 days holiday, plus 4 Giving More volunteer days

  • Save for retirement and invest in your future - pension contributions (employee up to 8.75%, employer up to 14%)

  • Share in our success with up to 10% Share Reward scheme (subject to eligibility)

  • Private medical insurance that covers the cost of private healthcare and includes round the clock access to GP services and menopause health line

  • 24/7 support for you and your loved ones to counselling, life coaching and information on financial, mental, and physical wellbeing

  • Experience our exceptional brands with a generous annual product allowance, plus at least 20% discount in our staff shop

  • Embrace work-life harmony with 50:50 hybrid working, 26 weeks' paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and up to five paid carers leave days a year