Senior Sous Chef

A&C Recruitment are recruiting for a Senior Sous Chef to join our client’s 5* luxury resort hotel in Darlington. Working under one of the UK’s top chefs, this is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic chef to be a part of an exciting culinary endeavour.

The Role

The main responsibilities of the Senior Sous Chef role will be (but not limited to):

  • Liaise with recommended suppliers to ensure quality food products at competitive prices
  • Monitor goods quality and stock rotation adherence
  • Train and develop kitchen team members, scheduling necessary training
  • Develop and implement new menu ideas with descriptions and recipes
  • Conduct cook-offs, training sessions, and provide information sheets for new menu items
  • Maintain food quality and presentation standards
  • Plan and place food orders with selected suppliers
  • Work calmly under pressure, meet deadlines, and assist with tasks as needed

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Exclusive team member accommodation rates and reduced friends and family rates
  • Spa and Gym usage times available
  • 50% saving on Spa Treatments and Dining
  • Long Service Award with additional annual leave days and bonus payment
  • Pension Scheme and Life Assurance for eligible team members

If you have a passion for hospitality and aspire to enhance your skills in a leading 5* Hotel, we would love to hear from you!


Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie Job Description

Location: North East England, County Durham, Consett

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Primary Industry: Travel, Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality

Salary: £26000 – £26200 Per annum

Qualifications: NVQ Level 1, CIEH Level 2

Skills: Good industry knowledge, Ability to work under pressure, 1 year experience in similar role

Are you currently looking for a new role? Here at Adkins and Cheurfi, we are recruiting for a prestigious Hotel in Durham. We are seeking a passionate Chef de Partie with a talent for the kitchen.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and produce food
  • Ensure the kitchen operates effectively daily
  • Ensure the food is cooked and served to a high quality

Required Qualifications:

NVQ Level 1, CIEH Level 2


Relevant culinary qualifications


Minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good industry knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional culinary certifications


  • 28 days Holiday, including bank holidays
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • Service charges and tips
  • Free on-site parking


Recruitment Consultant

Join Our Team as a Recruitment Consultant! 

As our business continues to thrive and expand, we are seeking a skilled and experienced recruitment consultant or sales professional to join our team full-time. This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of a well-established company in a crucial stage of growth.

The ideal candidate will be a high achiever, proactive self-starter, and go-getter with existing contacts and experience in their chosen industry. You will be joining our team to manage a warm desk, so strong candidate sourcing, sales, and business development abilities are essential.

We are interested in speaking with professionals who have experience in the following sectors:

  • Finance / Office Support
  • Hospitality
  • Media / Sales / Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

What We Offer:

  • Basic Salary up to £27000 plus Quarterly and Yearly Bonuses
  • Uncapped Bonus – Your earnings are only limited by your own capabilities.
  • Performance-based yearly pay rises
  • Full-time position
  • Management of own desk
  • Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • Free onsite parking
  • Full REC accreditation 
  • Your Birthday off 
  • Gym Membership
  • Free eye tests 
  • On call payments 
  • Regular staff lunches and team outings
  • Sociable and friendly office environment
  • Ongoing training and career development


  • Maintain, build, and run your own profitable desk
  • Establish and maintain strong and honest relationships with candidates and clients
  • Generate new business and vacancies from clients through sales and business development
  • Screen and interview candidates, matching them to clients
  • Provide consultancy advice to clients and candidates on salary levels and career opportunities
  • Cold call businesses and speak with decision-makers
  • Utilise databases and social media to source suitable candidates
  • Identify and win new business opportunities
  • Utilise sales and CRM techniques to win, gain, and retain new business
  • Attend client site meetings as needed (requires a driving licence and access to a vehicle)

In return, we offer a genuine opportunity for you to become an integral part of our business.

Sous Chef

Adkins & Cheurfi are recruiting for a Sous Chef or a Senior Chef de Partie on behalf of an award-winning gastropub just outside of Kirkby Stephen. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a talented brigade in one of the UK’s best pub kitchens, where the standards & expectations are high. The candidate will work in a busy environment, completing tasks set by the hands-on Head chef & receive guidance to help them excel within a career in hospitality. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates, our client is offering an excellent package & flexible working hours. Easy access to explore The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and stunning Dales of County Durham.

Live-in available.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and cook high-quality dishes according to the menu
  • Assist the Head Chef in creating new recipes and menu items
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff on proper cooking techniques
  • Maintain a clean and organised kitchen environment
  • Ensure compliance with food safety and hygiene regulations

Required Qualifications:

  • Food Health and Hygiene Certification
  • Previous experience working in a professional kitchen

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Culinary Arts or related field preferred
  • Proven experience as a Sous Chef or Senior Chef de Partie
  • Strong cooking skills and knowledge of different cuisines
  • Excellent knife skills and ability to work well in a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional certifications in food safety or culinary arts
  • Experience working in a gastropub or similar high-volume kitchen

Working Conditions:

  • Full-time position with flexible working hours
  • Fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Opportunity to work in a highly regarded pub kitchen



We are delighted to be recruiting for a Head Chef on behalf of a brand new, soon to open Cocktail Lounge and Grill in Prudhoe. This venue has undergone a complete refurbishment to an exceptional standard and is now seeking a dynamic and innovative Head Chef to elevate their culinary offerings to new heights.

The menu will showcase a diverse selection of Pan-Asian small plates and grilled dishes, designed to delight guests with bold flavors and unique combinations. Nevertheless, we remain open to suggestions and additions, empowering the Head Chef to contribute their creative input and shape the menu according to their vision. Located in central Prudhoe, the site can be easily accessed by public transport or there is plenty of free parking nearby.

Working hours:

The site is currently open Wednesday-Sunday at present, latest finish 9pm on weekends. 

35 hour working week approx with overtime opportunities.

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Develop and execute a creative and cohesive menu that combines Asian-inspired small plates, grilled dishes, and platters.
  • Oversee all aspects of food preparation, ensuring high-quality standards and consistency.
  • Lead and mentor kitchen staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Manage inventory, ordering, and cost control to optimise food quality and profitability.
  • Ensure compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Collaborate with management to plan and execute special events by curating unique menus and culinary experiences.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and incorporate innovative techniques and ingredients into menu development.


  • Proven experience as a Head Chef in a similar upscale dining environment.
  • Extensive knowledge and passion for Asian cuisine, including small plates and grilled dishes.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Creative flair and ability to develop unique and memorable dishes.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management abilities.
  • Food safety certification and knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by the demands of the business.

Please apply now for a confidential discussion.



Assistant General Manager

Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment are recruiting on behalf of a busy local pub in Gateshead for an experienced Assistant General Manager.


This role requires flexibility in working hours, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. You will work closely with the existing management team and the pub’s owners. Our client is a very busy local pub, open 7 days per week, serving freshly prepared food from 12pm to 9:30pm. The owners have successfully operated the business for over 20 years and are looking for an experienced Assistant General Manager to work alongside the current Assistant General Manager after their longstanding manager retires.


Job Duties:

As an Assistant General Manager, you will work alongside the current Assistant General Manager to support the overall operations of our busy local pub. Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Assisting with the management of day-to-day operations, ensuring smooth running of the pub
  • Handling cash transactions and maintaining accurate records
  • Training and supervising staff to deliver excellent customer service
  • Overseeing bar management, including stock control and ordering
  • Organising and coordinating bookings and functions
  • Maintaining up-to-date documentation for local authorities such as Health & Safety, Accident Books, and Fire Safety
  • Collaborating with the owners to conduct stocktakes and manage inventory
  • Assisting with timekeeping sheets, sickness documentation, and weekly rosters



We are seeking candidates with previous experience in a managerial role, preferably within the hospitality industry.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisational and time-management abilities
  • Proficiency in cash handling
  • Understanding of bar management principles
  • Customer service-oriented mindset


Preferred Qualifications:

The following qualifications are advantageous but not essential:

  • Driving licence
  • Food hygiene and safety certifications
  • Personal license 


Working Conditions:

This role requires flexibility in working hours, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. You will work closely with the existing management team and the pub’s owners.


Café Manager

We are delighted to be working with a one-of-a-kind community hub in Sunderland to recruit for a Cafe Manager to join their growing team.

This hybrid venue in Sunderland provides community spaces for Sports & Leisure, Special Events, Education and Wellbeing activities, offering opportunities for all ages and abilities. Their social enterprise Cafe is set to open late April 2024 and we are seeking a Cafe Manager to oversee the Cafe operation as well as meeting and event catering facilities.

40 hours including weekends and evenings on occasion. 

Salary Band: £25,000-28,000

Main Duties to include:

  • Manage food and beverage provision including delivery of the cafe service.
  • Organising, leading and motivating the catering team through management of staff rotas, recruitment and training.
  • Maximise sales and meet profit and financial expectations including management of the vending service
  • Management of event catering, maximising income through curation of special event menus and high-quality delivery of service.
  • Be attentive to customers’ dietary needs and preferences.
  • Benchmark our offer against local competitors and respond to local need
  • Manage the overall operation of the café, including inventory, ordering supplies, budgeting and reporting
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers and vendors to optimise costs, acting as single point of contact for suppliers.

Event Catering duties:

  • Management of event catering for the client, maximising income through curation of special event menus and high-quality delivery of service
  • Collaborate with the management team to curate special event menus and manage catering for events
  • Develop and manage catering budgets, ensuring profitability and reporting P&L to management. 
  • Manage the execution of all event catering, ensuring they are appropriately resourced.

The perfect candidate will be/have:

  • The ideal candidate has a passion for food, excellent organisational skills, and a proven track record in cafe management. They will have a sound knowledge of industry standards, management of stock control, supplier negotiations and café budgets.
  • Please note, weekends and evening work will be required. You will be required to undertake other duties from time to time as required. Any potential permanent changes to your role will be discussed, and agreement reached prior to being undertaken. You will be notified of any permanent change in writing. In addition to your normal duties, you may be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the client.

Restaurant Manager

Adkins & Cheurfi are recruiting on behalf of a large world cuisine buffet chain in Newcastle upon Tyne! Our client offers an authentic tour of the world’s most loved dishes under one roof, they are a family-friendly buffet restaurant serving hundreds of dishes from different countries and cultures.

About the role:

The General Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of the restaurant, including the selection, development and performance of employees. In addition, they oversee the inventory and ordering of food and supplies, optimise profits and their primary responsibility is to ensure that guests are satisfied with their dining experience as well as maximise business profitability and contribution. 


£35,000 – £37,000 Per annum

Job Duties:

  • Ensure superior customer service is provided in all guest interactions
  • Monitor and enforce service standards
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints professionally
  • Review and address all guest feedback
  • Create a positive work environment for staff
  • Provide coaching and assistance to staff
  • Monitor staff training and performance
  • Control staffing levels and schedules
  • Minimise FOH spend cost

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in restaurant management
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to handle and resolve complaints
  • Knowledge of food and beverage industry


Minimum of 3 years in a similar role, relevant qualification in Hospitality Management or related field

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations
  • Ability to analyse financial data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional certifications in Food Safety or Management
  • Experience in staff recruitment and training

Working Conditions:

Fast-paced restaurant environment, may require evening and weekend shifts


Chef de Partie

We are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced Chef de Partie to join our client’s boutique hotel, whisky bar and restaurant in the village of Aberlour, Scotland- please note there is live-in accomodation available.

About the hotel:

Nestled on the banks of the world acclaimed River Spey. this boutique hotel offers unparalleled views of the picturesque landscape in Aberlour. Experts in Highland Hospitality, this venue welcomes Whisky enthusiasts year-round with comfortable refurbished accomodation, freshly cooked meals and an astonishing array of the finest Whisky’s. This hotel has 5-ensuite themed bedrooms, a small restaurant offering ‘fine-dining without the fuss’ with a cosy atmosphere and a fully-stocked Whisky and Cigar shop. 

About the role:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced chef de partie to oversee and be hands on in the operations of client’s charming boutique hotel located on the picturesque Spey riverside in Aberlour. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated and professional person or couple with a passion for hospitality, exceptional organisational skills, and a commitment to delivering an outstanding guest experience. 

The ideal candidate/s will have or be:

  • Proven experience as a chef or chef de partie preferably in a boutique or luxury setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational and multitasking abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a couple (if applicable) and lead a diverse team.
  • Knowledge of hospitality software and systems.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed.
  • Passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences.

Company benefits:

  • Competitive salary package, based on experience.
  • Possibility of local accommodation.
  • Beautiful work environment in the heart of Aberlour, Scotland.


Guest Services Supervisor

Guest Services Supervisor/Head Senior Receptionist Gateshead £12.50 per hour

The successful candidate will oversee the Reception area and have duty Manager Responsibilities, the candidate also MUST have experience of the Opera System.

Main Responsibilities:-

  • Providing excellent customer service and ensuring smooth operations within the hotel
  • You will work closely with other managers to ensure guest satisfaction, handle customer complaints, and respond to enquiries.
  • You will also have a duty management responsibility supervising and delegating tasks to coworkers, oversee front-end transactions, and maintain department supplies.
  • You are responsible for the administration of hotel operations and departmental policy and procedures, and manage cash handling responsibilities, including reconciliation and recording all transactions.
  • You will perform closing operations, compile and check daily records, and maintain a fully stocked gift shop.
  • They are responsible for opening and closing registers, balancing cash drawers, and making nightly deposits. 


This would be an excellent opportunity for a Senior Receptionist who would like to progress into a Management role.