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Head Chef - East Malling

Ashford, Kent
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Head Chef - East Malling

Company Description

Head Chef

East Malling

Up to 42,000

Bradbourne House is Kent's luxury, exclusive use venue located in the heart of the countryside. Set in the quaint village of East Malling, Kent, just an hour away from London, as you make your way through the iron gates and up the stately ,drive way, you will encounter a breath-taking setting.

Located on the East Malling Research site, Baxterstorey also looks after the events and catering at the Orchards Event Venue and the Orchards Caf . 

Job Description

Are you a sous chef looking to develop into a head chef? Then this opportunity to join our catering team based in East Malling could be the perfect fit. it would be suitable for an enthusiastic individual who is looking for the next stage of their career and who has an appetite for knowledge a willingness to learn and manage. 

Working a 40 hour week 5 days over 7

Reporting to the General Manager you will provide support across the kitchens at Bradbourne House and East Malling Research.

You will be the Head Chef on event days across Bradbourne House's social calendar and provide support at the conference centre when required. This role requires somebody confident in managing a small team with different needs, as well as creating menus and nutritics for both sites. 


  •  Menu development to ensure we provide a combination of healthy, nutritious, exiting meals which are cost effective to produce.
  • Manage stock rotation  with a focus on reducing waste, ensuring product availability, stock holding, and stock security.
  • Complete all daily food safety checks, to include allergens, and food related legislation
  • Stay up to date with market and sector trends for dish content and presentation.
  • Assist with all kitchen people processes, induction, and training and complete any training courses required.
  • Support the team through their learning journey
  • Follow all company food safety policies and  health and safety, fire, and security policies.



    • Display a real passion for food
    • Good secondary education
    • Excellent craft skills background
    • Successful progressive background in catering
    • Basic and Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
    • Strong Supervisory experience
    • Ability to display a real passion for food and customer service

    Additional Information

    Everyone who joins Baxterstorey will attend our induction and receive online training where they learn more about us and be supported throughout their journey with us. We invest in development opportunities and are looking to recruit, train and retain the best people for our own future talent.


    • 28 Days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
    • Birthday additional holiday.
    • 3 days volunteering days.
    • 3 days grandparent leave.
    • 24 week's enhanced maternity leave.
    • Secondary career leave.
    • Wedding/commitment day leave.
    • Free meals on shift
    • Bespoke development training
    • Pension and life insurance
    • Discounts available from HAPI app, from high street shops to holidays & cinema


    BaxterStorey offers a wide range of contract catering services to business and industry.

    As the UK’s leading independent contract caterer we offer a personal service that focuses on fresh food.

    We tailor our services to each client’s individual needs and ensure that we provide the people to deliver the exceptional.

    Following our newly gained contract with British Airways, we are keen to hear from talented and ambitious individuals.  Our objective is to ensure the food and service at airport lounges are of an impeccable standard, every time.

    You will be working in a fantastic environment at Heathrow airport where the focus is quality, quality and even more quality.

    There are exciting opportunities ranging from Management positions to Chefs, and lounge hosts amongst others.

    Excellent presentation, communication and man management skills are required for senior positions, and all will require individuals to demonstrate a real passion for food and service with bags of enthusiasm.

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