Farm to Fork Chef in Leicestershire, UK

Keythorpe Hall, Tugby, Leicestershire, LE7 9XJ

Farm to Fork Chef in Leicestershire, UK
Keythorpe Hall

Spring/summer work opportunity for a dynamic chef in an exciting Farm to Table kitchen in the heart of the UK

Salary based on experience.

Keythorpe Hall is looking for a Chef to join the team working with amazing produce grown in its own 2 acre Victorian walled garden. We focus on growing heritage and unusual varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
The position is available for the summer season and could lead to a permanent position, for a start around mid May. Variable hours/shifts which may include weekend and evening working.  Accommodation can be provided. 
Keythorpe Hall is a beautiful country house and gardens near the village of Tugby, on the Leicestershire/ Rutland border, run by two Ballymaloe Sustainable Food Course alumni!

We grow fruit, vegetables and flowers for use in the house and for sale. We cater for short stays for private groups and offer a gastronomic experience using the best from the walled garden, local farms and other artisan producers to private groups.
The position will report to our Head Chef, Bent Varming, who trained at the internationally renowned Copenhagen Hospitality College before spending most of his career in London, beginning at Sketch (3*) before working at St.John (1*), the forerunner of nose to tail eating, and then moving to highly acclaimed Lyle’s (1*) where he was senior sous chef. He then went to develop and perfect his baking at the award winning Dusty Knuckle Bakery – one of the best in London.

With him you will assist in making of bread, kombucha and all things fermentation and preservation. More importantly you will get to cook with freshly harvested produce and present our guests with the true meaning of a local and seasonal cooking. 
As we are heading into our busiest season we need chefs at a level where they feel confident cooking when faced with various challenges, where you will be tasked with everything from processing incoming garden produce to barbecuing meat on the open fire, or to serve our overnight guests a nutritious breakfast. 

During your stay it is our guarantee to give you the right work-life balance, working primarily in the daytime when we don’t have guests and to keep a great environment throughout your stay!  You’ll have a mix of experiences: exposure to the garden and working with ethnobotanist, wild food expert and head gardener Claudio Bincoletto, learning how to grow and harvest great produce and wild foods, and also to how to work in the kitchen with this ever-changing availability.

We also have gardener positions available!
Please see our Instagram @keythorpe_hall or for more information.

Qualifications Requested
Bent Varming, Head Chef
+44 (0)116 2986151
Salary expectation
Negotiable depending on experience
Starting Date
From mid May
Mar 27, 2023

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