Head Chef for newly opening rural village / destination pub between Sherborne & Dorchester
We are looking to recruit a Head Chef to join the management team at The Gaggle of Geese Pub in the village of Buckland Newton (between Dorchester and Sherborne). Own transport essential.
The Gaggle has been closed for several years. Now in the final stages of refurbishment, we are aiming to re-open in April.
The pub benefits from being a freehouse with a newly furbished commercial kitchen and trade area, approx five acres of land, apple orchard, an external wood fired oven and strong support from the local village community. The Gaggle has huge potential and we feel this is an exciting opportunity for a chef to shape the project with creative ideas and passion. Over time we are keen to explore the options of creating our own produce through use of the land and creation of kitchen gardens. Alfresco cooking & dining through the summer months will be a key part of the pub's success.
Working within and leading a small friendly team, the role will ensure excellent quality of food shaping a menu focussed on classic pub food done to a good standard & cooking from fresh ingredients. Ability to deliver an excellent Sunday roast is essential.
Ideal applicant will be able to evidence commitment, reliability, competence, flair and positive attitude.
Knowledge and experience of record keeping, maintaining a clean kitchen and working to EHO five star standards is essential
A pub with a long history, some of the ceilings offer the challenge of low beams. Applications particularly invited from chefs under 6ft tall or those who are good at ducking!
Full time; salary according to experience / negotiation. Start date likely to be April but scope to get involved ahead of start to help with layout and equipping of refurbished kitchen.
Apply with a CV and / or ring for a chat 07866 475052