Cooks for Dining Room on North West Coast of Scotland

Doune, Knoydart. PH41 4PL

Cooks for Dining Room on North West Coast of Scotland
Doune Dining Room and Stone Lodges

Staff for the Doune Dining Room 2022


We are looking for cooks and front of house staff to join our team from mid-March till early October 2022. The Doune Dining Room has a reputation for serving delicious innovative meals using locally sourced and home grown ingredients in a unique, remote, beautiful environment. Guests coming to Doune will either be stopping in one of our four guest rooms, or in the neighboring Doune Bay Lodge which sleeps 12. We provide breakfast, packed lunch and dinner to all the guests staying in Doune.

There will also be additional evening guests from yachts and visitors staying elsewhere on Knoydart. The evening meal is a 4 course set dinner with all the guests dining together. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, making everything from breads and pastries to ice creams and the opportunities for cooks passionate about artisan foods are endless…think homemade cheese, charcuterie, pastries….


In addition to the current offering, we would like to explore the possibility of a quality Afternoon Tea or a lunch menu (2/3 days per week) and the ideal applicant would be someone brimming with ideas, experience and enthusiasm for one of these projects.


We will also be busy redesigning and developing our vegetable garden to improve our self sufficiency for 2023 and this would suit applicants with enthusiasm for gardening, fruit picking and foraging.


We are a small team and it will be expected that everyone “mucks in” with washing up, twice weekly room changes and working front of house . In coming to Doune for the summer you will become part of an incredible community where we all look out for each other, where the days are spent really living, experiencing the challenges of remote Highland living whilst reaping the rewards of this simple, natural lifestyle.


Accommodation is in a 2 bedroom flat and as such, depending on your personal circumstances this job may be of interest to a couple.


Whilst we are very remote, five miles from the nearest village and there is no road so access is by boat, by bike or on foot, WE DO HAVE WIFI AND PHONE SIGNAL


If you are interested please send us an email to outlining your experience and what you are doing currently, and why this job in particular has grabbed your attention.

The job will run from the middle of March until the beginning of October. Terms and conditions are: 45 hours a week plus two week’s paid holiday.  Pay is £450P per week. Live in accommodation is provided in a shared two bedroom property.

Please only apply for this job if you are confident about working in a remote location and have relevant skills and experience.


Doune Cook – Job Description

Period of Employment: 18 March – 7 October 2022 (Accommodation available from 14 March – 14 October)

Hours:                                 45 hours per week.

Time Off/Holidays:           1 ½ days off per week plus one week’s paid leave during season and one week’s paid leave at end of season. The day off may vary.

Terms and Conditions:    Pay £1950 month (payable monthly) plus accommodation.

Job Description:

As cook you will be responsible for day-to-day running of the kitchen, preparation of all food, food hygiene and safety, and in maintaining the high standard of food served to our guests.  You will work closely with Rebecca Rutherford who will manage the kitchen and share the cooking with you. 

Duties include:

  Food Preparation

Cook and serve breakfasts

Cook and serve evening meals

Organise packed lunches

Bread and home baking

Helping with other kitchen and guest room activities including: washing, cleaning and serving food.

Assist with control of extra dinner bookings by visitors

Assist with food and wine orders and stock taking

Assist with receiving food deliveries

Food storage – store, kitchen, freezers and fridges

Keep temperature records



Qualifications Requested
Rebecca Rutherford
Salary expectation
£450 per week plus accommodation
Starting Date
18th March 2022
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