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Head Chef - Bournemouth, Dorset

Liberation Group
Bournemouth, Dorset
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum plus tips, plus bonus
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Head Chef - Bournemouth, Dorset

We are a bold, award-winning business who pride ourselves in giving our chefs the freedom to create premium, seasonal menus that 'wow' our customers within an industry-leading environment. We run friendly, welcoming, and positive kitchens with high standards; always striving to be the best we can be.



We are looking for a Head Chef to join the family.

The Pavilion Arms is a newly refurbished Bournemouth pub with 11 beautiful boutique bedrooms, located just 15 minutes' walk from the town centre and its famous beaches, and only a 10 minute walk from the train and bus station.

On the menu we're passionate about seasonality and locally sourced ingredients, working closely with our suppliers to create exciting takes on British pub classics, and a focus on fresh fish, seafood and steaks. Behind the bar you'll find award-winning Butcombe beer and cider, and a great selection of wines and cocktails.

Our stylish bedrooms are full of personal touches, with super comfy beds and stunning bathrooms. Whether you're planning a Bournemouth beach break with the family or a romantic Dorset escape, we'll make it special.

Outside, our covered terrace area and rear beer garden are perfect spaces for al fresco drinking and dining all year round.

What's in it for you?

  • Work/Life balance! This role can be done over 3-4 days if you prefer! People want and need flexibility - we will help you achieve that!
  • The chance to work for an award-winning business and to cook some of the best, most innovative pub food in the industry. We have won multiple high profile awards over the last few years at the prestigious National Publican Awards including Best Food and Premium Food Offer and Best Managed Pub Co (2024).
  • A share of ALL tips on the site, this can mean an additional 5,000 per annum (approximate).
  • Access to Liberation Life - an incredible platform where you can earn cash-back with major retailers, save money on your purchases including holidays, groceries, gifts and much more!
  • The opportunity to work for a diverse company and gain experience in a range of kitchens and menus. We take a collaborative approach to menu development, giving you autonomy over dishes in your kitchen.
  • A competitive salary plus an achievable and substantial bonus scheme.
  • Access to industry leading training and development. We offer bespoke training plans as part of our 'Pillars of Progression' programme; we want you to be our next area executive chefs... or anything you want to be!
  • We offer additional support and coaching from our executive chef team.
  • You will work closely with some of the best locally sourced fresh ingredients; executing technical skills that reflect our premium food menus.
  • We will back with you the tools you need to do a great job and have invested significantly in our kitchens.
  • The buzz that comes with team parties, events, training courses, great suppliers and some of the industry's best team rewards, discounts and benefits (including 75% off food on shift).
  • A business who cares about you. We are ambassadors for the Burnt Chef Project, fighting the stigma of mental health and working with them to train and support our teams. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program that is there 24/7 to provide you with support.



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