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Head Chef


We are currently working alongside a stunning refurbished country pub in Darlington who are seeking a passionate and experienced Head Chef to join this close family run property.

The establishment has been trading for little over 4 years and has acquired a strong reputation for delivering fantastic, consistent food which has a strong influence on traditional and modern British cuisine.

The establishment is a Family run property and they have added their flair and individuality with everything been refurbished over the past couple of years, finished to the highest of standards and offering some of the best food in the local area catering around 70 covers a day.

There are 4 full time members in the brigade with the view to further recruit for more positions depending on the growth of business.

The focus is to use ingredients which are as locally sourced as possible and always in keeping with seasonality served to a very high standard.

The average working week is around 45 hours which spans 5 over 7 days with a salary of around 30K depending on experience with a fantastic tips package in place as well.

Candidate Role


Assume overall charge of the operation

  • Liaise with the management team to develop the business as a whole
  • Ensure the kitchen is operating at a high level of food compliance and hygiene standards
  • Minimise food wastage
  • Develop junior brigade members
  • Create seasonally inspired menus
  • Run daily food preparations and service

Candidate Specification

  • Ideally have held Head chef position previously
  • Excellent management skills essential
  • Be able to clearly communicate with a large team
  • Be able to accurately cost menus and labour percentages
  • Have confidence dealing with the environmental health office
  • Ideally have experience in multi-venue sites
  • Be passionate about creating fantastic and consistent quality food
  • Eye for quality
  • Attention to detail


The Employer

  • Privately owned gastro pub
  • recently developed business
  • Fantastic reputation in the surrounding area

Candidate Benefits

  • Great salary
  • Tips package
  • Work closely with the owners
  • Early finish on a Sunday


Extra Information

Contact our consultants today for more information on this exciting position- 01422 893 009

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process



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