Head Chef

  • Job Reference: CH997
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Crerar Hotels
  • Location: Ballater, Aberdeenshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary up to £39000 + extensive benefits package + service
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Do you have the confidence, energy and charisma to lead our kitchen team?

We are curently undergoing a 2 million pound investment which will involve a kitchen refit and new menu launch to encompass a rosette awarded restaurant. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Chef with a passion for fresh and invigorating dishes to join us on our exciting journey and to be a part of our transformation to a 5 star Inn

We're looking for a  chef to take overall responsibility for our kitchen operation and manage the team. Able to work well under pressure, you'll be confident cooking food in a busy environment: you might be an experienced Head Chef, or a strong Sous Chef looking for the next step in your career. A passion for food preparation, presentation and menus is essential.

Hardworking, diligent and flexible, you'll take pride in all aspects of the role, especially food preparation. You'll create new dishes and menus, and will monitor portions and waste control to maintain profit margins. A good communicator, you'll train and develop the kitchen staff to provide outstanding quality and service.

The role's responsibilities include admin tasks such as stock control, working within budgets, staff manning, and dealing with suppliers. You'll also be expected to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and health and safety, and to ensure that all our policies and procedures are followed.


What we need from you

  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
  • SVQ2 catering certificate or equivalent
  • A working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH
  • A passion for delivering great service
  • A diligent approach to preparing food in a busy kitchen
  • The confidence, energy and charisma to inspire and lead your team
  • Organisational and management skills


What we offer


  • Salry up to £39,000
  • 100% service charge, up to approx £1500 per year
  • Attractive staff uniform
  • Flexible working pattern 
  • Training and development opportunities including SVQ's and professional qualifications
  • Staff meals
  • Self contained Flat is availble if required
  • Discounted rates across our group of hotels for accommodation and food & beverage for you and your friends & family
  • Personal membership to Perkbox offering a range of offers and discounts
  • Pension
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Pet Bereavement Day
  • Contribution towards driving lessons
  • Charitable fund raising matched up to £250
  • Paid day off on your birthday each year