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Chef - Accommodation Available - Aviemore, Highland

SYHA Hostelling Scotland
Aviemore, Highland
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

Job Details

Chef - Accommodation Available - Aviemore, Highland

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel (PH22 1QY)

Fixed Term Contract, Start date: Immediate until 01/11/23

40 hours


Live-in accommodation available (Note: a small weekly utility levy applies.)

Join our team, with an adventurous spirit, to help our guests discover and experience the real Scotland through hostelling with us whilst you can also enjoy hillwalking, climbing and many other outdoor activities and explore amazing surroundings in your spare time.

As a non-profit charity with people and communities at our heart, we also give people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance of a well needed break to explore and experience Scotland or to develop their skills for life, learning and work through our youth programmes. 

Working with Hostelling Scotland is more than just a job. Become an Ambassador for Scotland and make a difference!

We are recruiting a Chef for 2023 Season. You will prepare and cook breakfasts as well as evening meals for groups and individuals according to a set menu.

About the role:

Reporting to Cairngorm Lodge Hostel Manager, you will be part of our dedicated and friendly team within our Cairngorm Group, ensuring the smooth running of the kitchen

You will be responsible and deliver the highest standard of food quality and presentation whilst achieving budgetary requirements, maintain the standards of cleanliness and hygiene in accordance with our HACCP house rules, and cleaning schedules.

Ideally you will have:

  • Previous experience of catering for large groups, pastry chef experience, working in busy contract catering environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene, HACCP and COSHH regulations and a relevant catering qualification including Elementary Food  Hygiene certificate, SVQ/NVQ in catering, food production.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as unsupervised during busy times
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure whilst remaining calm
  • Excellent time management skill.
  • Desire to learn and a passion for cooking

You will be part of a relatively small close knit team, which means successful candidates live and work closely with colleagues. It is therefore essential that all members are capable and willing to support and respect each other, maintaining team morale to create a positive environment for both guest and employee experience.

We can offer:

  • Membership of Hostelling Scotland
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension and holidays
  • Meal discounts on shift
  • Uniform is provided

Additional Information:

  • A successful candidate is required to provide one satisfactory reference and a recent Basic Disclosure clearance
  • You must be able to provide an evidence of your right to work in the UK prior to starting with us.



SYHA Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity operating a network of over 60 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer. Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests travelling around Scotland.

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01786 891400
7 Glebe Crescent

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