Head Chef - The Forge Restaurant Chester - Chester, Cheshire

Hotel Indigo Chester
Chester, Cheshire
£40,000 - £43,000 per year
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Head Chef - The Forge Restaurant Chester - Chester, Cheshire

  • £40,000 - £43,000 per year

At our Forge Restaurant Chester, the neighbourhood is truly a place like no other. Each new chapter in this neighbourhood’s epic history has brought with it architectural traditions, and every Tudor building, half-timbered house and medieval construction in this beautiful place tells its own story. The city celebrates and commemorates these tales, bringing them to life for residents and visitors through popular parades, festivals and cultural events. Indeed, Chester is a cultural hub, a town that sparks and celebrates all forms of creativity.

From the 2000-year-old defensive walls that encircle the bewitching City of Chester to the vibrant arts scene and countless Bars, Restaurants and Nightclubs, this neighbourhood is positively buzzing. Enriched with local history our boutique hotel is a great base to explore this wonderful city.

Home to The Forge, our Restaurant with a traditional approach to contemporary British cooking. Our menu is a celebration of our passion for wild food. Marrying the refinement of century old techniques with the very best local ingredients, The Forge brings to life the flavours, textures and aromas of the lands that surround us.

This could be your opportunity to work somewhere completely unique, somewhere where you can be yourself, talk about the stories of our wonderful neighbourhood and put your stamp on the ever-evolving brand that is Hotel Indigo.

The Role:

We have a very exciting opportunity for an ambitious Head Chef to lead our Brigade. Our mind, heart and hands play a part in everything we do. With great care and passion for the craft paired with perfecting every detail, you’ll work together to create those special memories for others. There is no greater satisfaction than providing a service that is greatly admired. You’ll be responsible for overseeing the kitchen and food offering and be a key driver in the commercial success of the operation. You’ll ensure food quality and consistency is maintained whilst driving the highest of standards.

Our philosophy on food is simple - don't overcomplicate, always over deliver, use the best sustainable ingredients, be totally delicious and make sure its memorable!

The Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a hands -on leader with bags of passion, that works to progress the team and ensures the standards of service are unparalleled amongst our competition. Experience working in high -volume kitchens using fresh ingredients is essential. You’ll create memories for our guests that they won’t forget, setting us apart from the rest by over -exceeding all expectations. You’ll need to be mentor who can motivate, guide and lead their brigade to achieve all targets. The right candidate must have broad knowledge of the industry and their craft, must be a pro -active leader working to progress the team ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and maintenance throughout.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.


  • Heavily discounted Staff Room Rates at all Castlebridge properties for you and your friends and family, so everyone can enjoy a break away. Rates start from £50 per night, with breakfast included.
  • 50% off your bill when you dine in one of our Restaurants or Bars.
  • Fully funded Apprenticeship programme to develop your career without a reduction in your pay.
  • Cycle to work scheme " save up to 40% on a wide range of bikes.
  • Healthcare Cash Plans - dental, optical, medical and more available from just £1 per week.
  • Referral schemes for referring your friends or family to join our team.
  • Flexible shift patterns and contracts available to suit your lifestyle, we are 24/7 operation, meaning shift patterns to suit everyone.
  • Monthly colleague recognition through our 5-Star Service rewards programme and monetary rewards for long service milestones.
  • Use of Wagestream financial wellbeing platform, allowing you to access your pay as and when you need it.
  • Employee Assistance Programme " free, confidential advice available 24/7 to you.
  • An internal communications hub which acts as our very own social media platform, connecting you to your colleagues and the wider group in seconds.


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