A unique opportunity has arisen for a talented and experiencedHead Chefto be part of developing a contemporary kitchen with the aim of achieving3 AA rosettesand more!!

We are seeking a Head Chef that is creative, composed, committed and very well organised to join and lead their team. As a Head Chef, you will need to have creative flair and get a real kick out of a busy service, providing exceptional food for our customers whilst being busy and under pressure.

The site is a beautiful heritage building set in the Suffolk/Essex countryside with 10 luxury letting rooms and 60 cover Restaurant with the facility for 30 diners in the landscaped garden.

Are you an experienced Sous Chef or Head Chef who is just ready for a change? Are you passionate about creating excellent food, using quality, fresh ingredients?

You must have:

Proven working experience as a Sous/Head Chef in a 3AA kitchen
Shown stability throughout your employment
Strong attention to detail with the passion and ambition to achieve

Ability to listen, communicate and lead a team effectively

Good level of business acumen

Job Duties:

Overseeing food ordering and food preparation
Delivery of operations and managing the brigade of 8 chefs
Stock control
Ensuring you and your team are adhering to all food hygiene & safety standards at all times
Dedicating time to develop your team
Working closely with the Front of House Manager & General Manager
Manage planning and staff rotas
Financial management of the kitchen: minimising wastage, ensuring cost effective buying, regular stock takes.
Menu development: sourcing and ordering local produce, keeping menus attractive to existing customer base and keeping up with current food trends


Excellent salary of £60,000

Discounted or Free Food
On-site Parking
Self-contained flat (if accommodation is required)
Opportunity for Career Development
Statutory Annual Holidays

To Apply For This Role:

To apply for this opportunity, then please send us your most recent up to date CV to murray@firstcontactuk.com

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This is a permanent position.

All applicants will have a stable CV with excellent traceable references. The person to suit must be experienced in fresh produce to at least 2 Rosette level, must have at least 18 months full time employment as a Chef with the same employer. Should also possess NVQ level 1&2 or equivalent, and hygiene certificate.

You must either be working in or a resident in the United Kingdom to apply for this position . You must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom to apply for this role, you must be a UK/EU Citizen and have ILR/PR status or hold a work permit /visa with at least 2 years remaining .

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

I would like to thank you for your interest shown in this position. Please note that we take your application very seriously, but must stress that applications will only be answered in person if they match the criteria of the position advertised. If we haven’t contacted you within 72 hours, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion for this position.

First Contact Chefs are passionate about fostering careers in the hospitality industry. We believe in professional career development, rather than simply placing candidates in jobs. We nurture talent to ensure an enhancement of our clients and the industry’s reputation as a whole and we are a great supporter of "A Passion to Inspire" developing the relationship between the applicant and employer.

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  • Job Type: Head Chef
  • Location: Europe > UK > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
  • Reference: 15198MC
  • Wage: £60,000 per annum (With Live - IN )