Recruiting for a Commis chef to join the award winning Machrie Hotel and Golf Links team here on the Isle of Islay, Scotland for the summer season. Nicknamed ‘The whisky Isle’ due to it’s 9 distilleries, Islay is only an hour’s flight or 5 hours bus/ferry from Glasgow. Our 47 bed hotel was recognised as “Scottish Hotel of the Year 2020” and our historic golf links is ranked in the top 20 courses in Scotland. We now feel it is time for our food to shine!
With panoramic views across the links and stunning ocean sun sets, Restaurant 18 and our Stag lounge are true jewels in the crown here at The Machrie.
Chef Darren Velvick is building a dedicated team of 7 passionate chefs to work alongside him to bring rosette recognition to the Island with the development of an exciting new menu. Linking with local island suppliers he aspires to celebrate the best of Scottish coastal provenance and island foraging from land and sea to take centre stage for our hotel guests, golf members and island locals.
Darren is passionate about training and passing on his skills. An excellent opportunity to learn from a chef with his background and talent and be part of a team working for rosette recognition. Having basic experience across all sections of the kitchen you will be calm under pressure, have attention to detail, a willingness to learn and be a team player who is hardworking with a ‘can do’ attitude.
If you don’t need the bright lights to be entertained, and instead can enjoy nature’s glorious gifts (we are on an island after all!), then why not get in touch?
Looking after our team members as well as our guests is equally important to us. We provide a competitive salary, comfortable accommodation within walking distance of the hotel, a share in guest gratuities as well as the opportunity to become a member of our stunning golf links. We believe ‘service comes straight from the heart’.
We would also consider applications from couples, as we have other seasonal roles available too.
The Machrie benefits from private owners who are passionate about Islay and also managed by Campbell Gray Hotels who have a unique international collection of individual hotels.