Head Chef / Cook for busy island hotel and restaurant

PA75 6QW, Isle of Mull
Salary to be discussed
29 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
Hotel jobs
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time


The Bellachroy is the Isle of Mull’s oldest inn with seven letting bedrooms, a 60 cover restaurant and community bar. We are situated in the north west of the island in the village of Dervaig, 11 miles from the islands main town Tobermory.  Dervaig sits in gorgeous surroundings at the head of Loch Cuin. The island is a haven for birdwatching, wildlife and the great outdoors.

Dervaig is a very friendly but remote community. We are a 40 minute drive from the main ferry terminal at Craignure with a 45 minute ferry crossing from OBAN. Oban is a 3 hour drive or train journey from Glasgow.

Our establishment is very seasonal and tourist based but also enjoys a good all year round trade with the local community.

All our food is freshly prepared on a daily basis using the finest locally sourced ingredients. We are lucky to have access to the best shellfish and fish from only a few miles away including lobster, crab, mussels, scallops and oysters.

We have a seasonal menu, which changes depending what is available from local suppliers so would suit someone with a genuine passion for ingredients and seasonality.

We are a family run and friendly business. We pride ourselves on our close relationship with our staff and the local community. It is important to us that the successful candidate can work positively and effectively with colleagues.

About the job

The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen managing an assistant chef and one kitchen assistant in high season whilst ensuring the kitchen runs smoothly, safely and hygienically.

We have an established menu, however the successful applicant will have the opportunity to introduce their own dishes and ‘specials’. You will produce all starters, mains and desserts.

Hours are 50 per week (based on 5.5 out of 7 days) with the potential for overtime during high season.

Start date is mid-March until the end of October 2019

Accommodation is provided. Single bedroom with shared bathroom or share of a static caravan.

Salary to be discussed.

This position will not suit a person who enjoys city life but a person who loves wildlife and the great outdoors. It would be an advantage to have your own vehicle, however there is a regular bus service to Tobermory.

About you

You may already be an experienced chef or alternatively an ambitious assistant/sous chef who is keen to develop their skills and experience. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, hardworking chef to work in a close nit team serving the very best dishes using top quality local ingredients.

You will have strong organisational skills and be able to give clear direction and delegate effectively.

You will be responsible for stock control and ordering and have a good understanding of financials including dish costing.

You will be competent to implement HACCAP procedures

Your personal standards including time keeping, attendance and personal presentation will be excellent.

You must be eligible to work in UK and have excellent verbal & written English skills.

Non smokers only please.

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Interviews will be via Skype or in person.