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Head Chef



I am currently on the lookout for a strong Head Chef to join a fresh food café based in tourist museum on the outskirts of Darlington towards Barnard castle. The property is a popular tourist attraction in the area that holds a busy fresh for Café, the food offering is a pleasing mix of both traditional British and continental dishes and utilising local suppliers for guests to enjoy.

The average working day is roughly 8am -4pm or 9am-5pm and spans 5 over 7 days, there is the very rare occasion when there is an evening shift.

The salary for this role is up to £25,000 per annum working of a 37-hour working week contract.

Candidate Role

  • Assume responsibility of the day to day running of the kitchen
  • Assume responsibility of the quality of the kitchen produce
  • Adopt and maintain the kitchens’ hygiene protocols
  • Train and develop the junior members of the team
  • Ensure consistently high standards through a hands-on approach to prep and service
  • Work across all sections of the kitchen, providing support where needed
  • Assist with purchasing, stock control and budgeting

Candidate Specification


  • Fresh food background is a must
  • Must be confident with very busy services
  • A very strong sous chef may be considered
  • Must be driven to succeed as a chef
  • Ideally from a gastro pub background
  • Must have excellent personal, time and man management skills
  • Be professional and approachable at all times

The Employer

  • Busy, fresh food café
  • Competitive salary
  • Great work-life balance on hours

Candidate Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for a chef looking for a decent work/life balance while keeping a solid foot working in a fresh food site alongside passionate

Team and creating seasonal dishes to a high level.

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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