Chef position at bustling pub in Cotswolds

October 2, 2019

If running a kitchen at a quaint gastropub near the idyllic Cotswold Water Park attraction appeals to you, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.


Our client offers a traditional and classic-style country pub with a wonderful selection of drinks at the bar and great-quality food on the menu. As their Chef, you’ll be using local ingredients to channel your passion for good quality food, creating delicious meals that continues their well-regarded reputation. 


Working with the Pub Manager, you’ll help to develop recipes and cook meals based on their ethos of ‘keeping local’. You’ll also demonstrate a commercial awareness and organisation skills by keeping on top of costings, budgets, and suppliers to reach profit targets. 


Main responsibilities:

  • Plan and develop menus with Pub Manager that focus on using seasonal, local produce.

  • Prepare and cook foods of all types, including regular menu, specials menu basis and functions.

  • Carry out costings to ensure monthly profit targets for food offer are met.

  • Establish relationships, negotiate and place orders with good quality suppliers.

  • Ensure all kitchen, stores and preparation room are kept to the required standard of hygiene.

  • Record production and operational data to ensure relevant food hygiene and environmental standard regulations are complied with.

  • Constantly seek to improve the food offering and expand the basis to include specialist nights, events and use of the function room.

About you:

  • At least NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery (or equivalent)

  • Previous experience working with fresh ingredients 

  • Basic Food Hygiene and Allergens certified

  • Passionate about fresh ingredients 

  • Eager to be creative with menu while demonstrating commercial acumen 



The role:

  • Salary: £26,000 plus bonus scheme

  • Shifts:   Tuesday – Sunday mixed splits and straights


Location: SN6



To apply: Complete our application form and quote Job Reference number: 191002

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