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00000| | Jobs for Cooks - Head Chef to join a young, fun hospitaility team on a nature reserve in Kent
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Job Title Head Chef to join a young, fun hospitaility team on a nature reserve in Kent
Employer Elmley Nature Reserve
Job Description

About Elmley


The Elmley Estate is a family owned and managed National Nature Reserve on the Kent coast and a destination for luxury escapes with an incredible nature experience.  The thoughtfully designed and award-winning accommodation is regularly featured in national publications and runs at 95% occupancy. 


We currently provide dining for our accommodation guests and Estate visitors, along with small -high-end events (still operating in a COVID secure venue).


We have reached a stage where we are ready to develop our in-house kitchen and ensure the food does justice to the beauty of the landscape and nature, whilst ensuring that conservation and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do.   



The role


This is a special opportunity of a creative and fulfilling role.  You will be joining Elmley at an exciting time, in a position where you will have real freedom to shape the food experience at Elmley, with a focus on the best of local, seasonal produce from the garden of England. 


Working within a warm and friendly team, responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and cooking menus both regular restaurant menus and bespoke menus for events
  • Full ownership of the kitchen
  • Training and development of two sous chefs, along with training and briefing front of house on menus
  • Ensuring menus align with the Elmley experience
  • Build relationships with local suppliers

We are looking for someone with a passion for creating and delivering beautiful and thoughtful food.  In particular you will need to:

  • Be dedicated to ensuring sustainability in food 
  • Be warm and welcoming with the ability to engage with our guests and clients when necessary
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have strong kitchen experience and the ability to fully manage a kitchen and a small team
  • Be comfortable building relationships
  • Be flexible and proactive with a great attitude


What we offer:

  • Excellent career opportunities as we expand
  • Competitive salary plus bonuses
  • Full time hours
  • A good work/life balance within a positive and supportive, family environment. 
  • Accommodation is available if required
  • Possibility of a relocation package


Qualifications Requested Proven experience of running a quality kitchen essential.
Contact Gareth Fulton
Address Kingshill Farm, Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent, England, ME12 3RW  
View this location on Google Maps
Salary £35,000 p.a.
Starting Date ASAP
Telephone 01795 664896


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