Ref: HF 22122

Location: Derwent Bank Hotel, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TY

Contract: Permanent – 48 hours per week

Salary: £29,500 - £32,500

Maximum 75 Covers | 9pm Finishes | Pre orders each evening

Job Brief:

How would you like to work for an award-winning company in some of the most inspiring locations in the UK? Where success is not just focused on your ability to cook but also on your work-life balance? HF Holidays are seeking a Head Chef for our wonderful country house hotel on the banks of one of the Lake District most famous sites; Derwentwater.

You’ll be responsible for ordering, preparing, cooking and serving all consumable items as required by management whilst complying with HF Holidays policies on quality, quantity, food hygiene and portion control in line with budgets.

Your genuine passion for food and extensive catering experience will help you create nutritious and exciting menus that reflect the local produce and specialities of the region that enhance every dining experience of all our guests. In addition, you’ll be a well organised manager who leads your team by example.

The role:

  • To prepare the main element of principal meals.
  • To prepare all pastry, biscuits and cakes.
  • To ensure that all consumable items are stocked as required by management.
  • To maintain kitchen, personal and food hygiene within the department.
  • To complete the induction of all new kitchen staff in liaison with management.
  • To supervise staff, providing work rotas etc.
  • To be responsible for the correct use of kitchen equipment.
  • To be responsible for the correct use of all food stocks issued.
  • To liaise with management team to ensure the smooth running of the dining room.
  • To be aware of and comply with the Society’s policy on the Health & Safety at Work, The Food Safety (including Allergen Legislation), The Food Hygiene Regulations and The Fire Regulations.
  • To engage and interact with guests in a way that promotes a warm and friendly atmosphere within the house

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, plus equal share of tips paid monthly
  • Pension contributions with Aviva
  • Comprehensive medical benefits package with MediCash
  • Annual familiarization visit at any of our country houses for you and your family (after 3 months)
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Free Uniform provided
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays accrued weekly, rising to 33 days after two years (pro rata for part time contract)
  • One paid day each year to volunteer at a charity of your choice
  • Exclusive discounts at several outdoors equipment stores
  • Exclusive discounts on our holidays throughout the world for you, your friends & family (Subject to availability)
  • Free professional training and development courses
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Live in accommodation available which includes ALL, 3 meals each day, Free laundry and Wi-Fi (From £190 per month)

About the company:

Here at HF Holidays, we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays. We specialise in offering a fantastic range of Walking and Leisure Activities holidays to over 70 destinations all over the world.

We currently employ a team of over 500, who work in our two main offices in Borehamwood and Penrith and across our 17 country houses around the UK, all in National Parks or areas of Outstanding natural beauty. 

We have a firm belief in what we do and our Mission is ‘To provide a shared holiday experience, which inspire friendship, fun and an active enjoyment of the great outdoors’
This Mission supports our unique and special culture and our company values - Trusted, Collaborative, Exceptional Experiences, Ownership, Inspiring, Passionate and Fun

Apply now:

Send your CV to recruitment@hfholidays.co.uk or find out more by visiting our careers pages at https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/vacancies , either way we’d love to hear from you.

You can also call 01768 214530 for more information.

Location Country House: Lake District, Keswick (Derwent Bank)
Field Catering
Live in
Time Full Time
Date 22 June 2022
Start Date 21 March 2022
Length of Employment Indefinite Period
Company name HF Holidays
Description

Here at HF Holidays, we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays. We specialise in offering a fantastic range of Walking and Leisure Activities holidays and every year over 60,000 guests choose to travel with us to over 70 destinations all over the world.

We currently employ a team of over 500, who work in our two main offices in Elstree and Penrith and across our 17 country houses around the UK, all in National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

HF Holidays is a co-operative society owned by its 40,000 members worldwide. Our Mission is to provide shared holiday experiences, which inspire friendship, fun, and an active enjoyment of the great outdoors. We aim to achieve our Mission by applying the following values Trusted, Collaborative, Exceptional Experiences, Ownership, Inspiring, Passionate and Fun