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Head Chef - Deal

Shepherd Neame
Deal, Kent
Competitive Salary plus tips, plus bonus
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Head Chef - Deal

Shepherd Neame is on the lookout for a dynamic Head Chef to join our team, so if you have previous experience at a senior chef level and you are looking for a new and rewarding challenge in the kitchen; this may be just the job for you.

Set in the picturesque coastal town of Deal, Kent, the Royal Hotel is the perfect destination for a seaside escape. The hotel has 18 luxurious bedrooms to choose from, several with balconies overlooking the sea. Guests can dine in the hotel's Quarterdeck restaurant or the relaxed surroundings of the Boathouse bar which has a terrace and garden area offering glorious sea views.

We know that an excellent Head Chef is one of the most key ingredients to a successful kitchen, so this role will see you working alongside the General Manager to deliver key objectives, customer satisfaction and growth at your site. Supporting the creation of an inclusive culture within the business, you will lead and develop your team to deliver an efficient, high quality kitchen service to our customers.


  • Competitive annual salary package
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Shares incentive plan
  • Early wage withdrawal scheme
  • 25% discount on food and drink at Shepherd Neame Managed Houses
  • 25% discount on overnight Managed House Hotel bookings
  • Up to 40% discount on select purchases from the Visitor Centre Shop at Faversham
  • Sheps Hut discounts and special offers hub on 100's of high street shops and services
  • Access to a Workplace Mental Health Platform
  • Company pension plan
  • The opportunity to develop & move within our pubs, the Brewery & Support Office
  • Flexible working hours

Shepherd Neame may be Britain's oldest brewer but our approach is anything but old-fashioned. We are an authentic, independent business, yet flexible and agile, and that has enabled us to survive and thrive based on the following Sheps Skills:

  • Working Together
  • Pride and Passion
  • Authenticity
  • Sheps Spirit

Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, has been based in the market town of Faversham, Kent for over 300 years. An independent family business, we boast an award-winning visitor centre and more than 300 pubs and hotels throughout London and the South East, from the historic heart of the City to the Kent coastline. We employ around 1,500 team members across our pub estate and more than 270 at our Brewery and Support Office.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion matter to Shepherd Neame. If you think you would be suited this role we would welcome your application regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.

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