Head Chef | £35k | Cumbria

Are the Lakes calling? They might be if you fancy this role.

My client is looking for a new Head Chef who can, with the support of the owners, move the business forward. This is a casual award-winning dining restaurant in a landmark town.

Minimum of 4 years working at a 1-2 rosette level, as a Sous.

Own transport is essential due to location.


  • Food style & offering: Modern, emphasis on informal casual dining


  • Salary: £35,000pa, potentially more for the ideal candidate.
  • Holidays: 28 days per year
  • Pension


  • Highly motivated, and able to integrate & lead a team.
  • Financially astute with a good understanding of expenses and food cost
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with staff, managers, clients both verbally and written English.
  • Implement company Health & Safety policy and full responsibility for Food Safety Policy


  • Minimum of 4 years working at a 1-2 rosette level, as a Sous or Head Chef.
  • Proven track record with logistics & man management.
  • Experience in delivering quality products from fresh produce.


  • Must have Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification as a minimum

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS: If applying for this position, please supply:

  • a FULL & CURRENT cv,
  • a contact phone number & email address,
  • and TWO references (which will be contacted to check the veracity of the documents supplied).
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK/EU,
  • Declaration of any criminal convictions, in line with the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974’

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All applications received will be contacted by Chef Associates, who are operating as an Employment Agency for this role which is for a permanent position. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act, 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