Head Chef


Head Chef

£40000 - £50000 per annum

Reed, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 4 days ago, 8 Jul | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: X3-1067560

Full Job Description

Position - Head Chef

Location - Northern Isles

Salary - 45k + Subsidised live in

The Place

Located in the Northern Isles of Scotland this wonderful hotel nestled on a picturesque Harbour has a strong reputation for quality service and food.

As a member of our team, you'll play a vital role in creating memorable moments for our guests, ensuring their comfort and satisfaction, and contributing to the overall success of our hotel. If you're looking for more than just a job - if you're seeking a rewarding and enriching experience in one of Scotland's most beloved destinations - Become part of our team and embark on a journey of hospitality, camaraderie, and genuine Scottish charm.


As Head Chef you will lead, inspire and motivate your kitchen team to deliver a high-quality food offering in our restaurant and bar

You will take ownership of the kitchen and brigade, ensuring consistent delivery of high-quality dishes whilst monitoring guest insights, using feedback to drive a culture of improvement.

Responsible for all aspects of menu planning, rota management, stock control, budget control as well as food hygiene and safety compliance.

The Person

Firstly and most importantly you need to have experience of volume fresh food in this very busy 120 seat bar and restaurant serving Breakfast lunch and dinner.

Secondly, you will be self-disciplined, organised and an effective communicator with the confidence and leadership to inspire and motivate a team, with the ability to coach and give feedback to team members to improve performance.

You will understand different communication styles, along with your own, with the ability to communicate with versatility at all levels.

You will be passionate about delivering high quality, seasonal food with the willingness to challenge if standards aren't meeting required levels.

Good financial knowledge with the ability to manage costs in line with kitchen budgets.

You will have experience in a similar role, ideally within a hotel environment, and have achieved the relevant Food Safety qualifications.

The Package

Salary up to 45K dependant on experience + service charge + Subsidised Live in accommodation.