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Head Chef-Restaurant with Rooms-Dorset Coast


Chefs for Chefs are delighted to be working alongside our client on the beautiful Dorset coast, seeking to employ an experienced, level headed and organised head chef to join their team of 7 and drive the business forward.

This 9-bedroom restaurant with rooms serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year and is busy all year around with local guests and tourists alike. The food is Modern British, uncomplicated, fresh and seasonal with fresh seafood featuring heavily on the menu. Menus change daily depending on the produce available.

The hours are around 45 per week based on a variety of shifts, there is no live-in accommodation, however the owners can assist with relocation for the right candidate. This is a great time to join a fun, hard working and close knit team and work with some of the best produce available.

We are seeking a head chef that can work closely with the senior team, to run the kitchen, ensuring consistent quality and developing the existing brigade. The salary on offer is circa £35k plus tips and package.

Candidate Role

  • Develop menus, in keeping with the business
  • Develop the team, nurturing the chef’s and creating a positive working environment
  • Contribute to the continued success of the business
  • Ensure the strict standards of food safety and hygiene are adhered to
  • Liaise with suppliers ensuring the best quality produce is available
  • Assist to ensure that financial targets are met
  • Keep the quality standards of the business in place

Candidate Specification

  • Experience at head chef level
  • Ideally from a similar background
  • Own transport an advantage
  • Fresh food background is a must
  • Excellent time keeping, personal and man management skills
  • Strong desire to lead and inspire
  • Attention to detail and quality focused


The Employer

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner operation
  • Experienced owners and management team

Candidate Benefits

  • Negotiable salary
  • Dish and menu development
  • Assistance to relocate



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