Head Chef - Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria
Competitive Salary
05 Jan 2017
02 Feb 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Head Chef – Wainwrights Inn

Live in accommodation may be available with this role

Wainwrights Inn is part of the Langdale Estate which is situated in the heart of the Lake District.  The Estate is also home to the 56 bedroom Langdale Hotel, 16 bedroom boutique hotel brimstone, Spa, and Restaurant and bar.

Wainwrights is a traditional Lakeland Pub which offers fine local ales and an extensive hearty menu. We are looking for somebody who understands what it means to deliver amazing hospitality and will thrive on the challenge of always exceeding guest’s expectations.  Wainwrights has a loyal customer base that like their favourites but also fancy something different once in a while.  Wainwrights benefits from its own smokehouse so the current team have been experimenting with smoking meats, fish and cheese and combining them into the current menu.

This role would suit somebody looking for a first time head chef role or a senior sous looking to work in a forward thinking team.  This is a hands on role and you will be involved in service every day.  Having the patience and skills needed to motivate, train and inspire junior members of the brigade is vitally important.    Excellent communication skills are essential especially when under pressure.  Calmly leading a team will be a highlight of your management style.

As an independent operator our team thrive on the ability to work and find solutions in a creative way.  We recognise our responsibility to provide a sustainable destination for visitors, employees and the local community and encourage staff to operate in a way that compliments and enhances this ethos. 

Competitive salary for the right candidate.  Benefits include full membership of the Langdale Spa, discounts across the site.   

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