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Head Chef - Rossettes Thainstone House, Inverurie, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5NT

We are looking for a chef with vision and a great passion for the culinary arts, with the desire to lead a Rosette standard cooking brigade in kitchen producing consistent high quality, fresh and local produce. If you are interested in taking ownership of the kitchen by motivating and training the team, producing exciting new dishes and developing our menu, then we want to hear from you.

We employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

Candidate Attributes:

We are looking for a chef with gusto, someone willing to bring their eager enthusiasm to the table and demand seconds. We want a candidate with an appetite for a challenge to use their can-do attitude and steadfast ability to work under pressure to lead the kitchen brigade by example. A passion for local and fresh produce is a must, as well as a perfectionist’s flair for food preparation, attention to detail and presentation.

Although experience is important, the principal skill that we are seeking from a candidate is enthusiasm and attitude, with the successful applicant being blessed with oodles of both. We will invest and develop the right candidate.

  • Takes pride in all aspects of the role
  • Honesty; hardworking nature
  • Willingness and flexibility
  • A reliable team player
  • Positive attitude towards work; ambitious
  • Excellent leadership skills

Candidate Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of kitchen management; working closely with the General Manager with the support of an established brigade
  • Daily organisation and smooth running of the kitchen(s), team direction, ensuring consistently high food quality and service standards
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes
  • Creating and developing new dishes and menus
  • Maintaining a detailed knowledge of the full menu in order to explain dish descriptions
  • Stock management: purchasing, supplier relations, invoices, monthly stock audits
  • Working to the highest standards of food hygiene and following health and safety compliance
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins
  • Ensuring the cleaning schedule is adhered to and cleaning tasks are delegated as appropriate
  • Ensuring all policies, procedures, standards and guidelines are carefully adhered to
  • Training and developing team members

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experience at senior level with appropriate professional qualifications
  • Minimum Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
  • SVQ2 catering certificate or equivalent
  • A working knowledge of H.A.C.C.P and C.O.S.H.H

Crerar Hotels Values: Crerar Hotel Group is one of Scotland’s leading privately owned hotel companies.  Crerar Hotels work hard on talent development and always look to progress individuals through internal promotion.  This role represents a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic individual to join a dynamic company. 

By joining the Crerar Hotels team you'll also automatically be eligible to receive our Fair Fund. Our Fair Fund has been created to reward staff and encourage personal development. Each time a guest or customer decides to pay an optional service charge for great customer service, all staff members will benefit on an equal basis

Thainstone House
Inverurie, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5NT

  • Job Ref CH251
  • Branch Thainstone House
  • Location Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
  • Salary/Benefits Competitive Salary
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Posted date 08/02/2019
  • Closing date 10/03/2019

Thainstone House is a grand family home and hotel in Inverurie, near Aberdeen.  The house dates back to the 18th century and has a rich history as both a grand private home and as a much loved Aberdeenshire landmark.  Now lovingly restored, this elegant Aberdeen hotel welcomes its guests with traditional Scottish hospitality.

Set in the heart of Aberdeenshire amongst 44 acres of woodland and parkland, Thainstone House is minutes from the vibrant town of Inverurie and close to Aberdeen Airport. Also with great rail links to and from Aberdeen city centre and the airport, it is perfect for short breaks and makes an ideal business accommodation choice.