Head Chef | £40k+ package | Dorset

Our new client has a great property and is looking for a new Head chef. The main emphasis is about quality using locally sourced produce. So the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of cooking coupled with an in depth knowledge of local seasonality.

The mantra here is ‘ a simple thing done well’, they aren’t looking for flamboyance and outrageous combinations. We are talking about relaxed informal dining, which is award winning.

This has the potential for a first head chef position for an experienced Sous chef.


  • Food style & offering: Relaxed informal dining, modern classics
  • Brigade: 5 chefs and Kitchen porters
  • Guides: Currently listed in all the major guides, award winning in many.


  • Salary: £35,000pa DOE
  • Bonus: £5,000pa – Kitchen management & performance
  • Days: Working 5 days out of 7 per week.
  • Holidays: 28 days per year
  • Pension


  • Highly motivated, and able to motivate & 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 5 years working at a 2/3 rosette level, or above, in a senior
  • 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 process.