Executive Head Chef - North East - Adkins Cheurfi

Executive Head Chef – North East

Executive Head Chef – North East 

Adkins & Cheurfi are delighted to be searching for an Executive Head Chef to work in a wonderful Hotel in the Northumberland countryside.

The Hotel is a Georgian masterpiece built in 1818, it’s been lovingly restored over the years, including a wealth of beautiful wood panelling and a grand handmade staircase. Old stone fireplaces, classic leather armchairs, elegant sitting rooms, grandfather clocks with the sense of a grand but homely residence.

Managing a large brigade of 10 chefs the ideal candidate will have previous experience at Executive Head Chef level at 2* rosette level. The Executive Head Chef will have full responsibility for the day to day management of the kitchen, including all functions, weddings and the restaurant itself

Our client is offering a competitive salary of up to £40,000 for the right candidate and is looking for a forward-thinking, dynamic and team playing leader who can help grow the business and Hotel.

Due to the rural location, we recommend that your own transport would be essential, as our client currently offers only temporary live-in accommodation. Situated just a few miles from Alnwick, ideally, you will live close by or within Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Role / Responsibilities

  • Creating dishes that are suitable for Rosette standard
  • Hands on in the kitchen, cooking with fresh ingredients.
  • Pricing menus understanding GP and profit margins
  • Planning seasonal menus along with weekly specials and event menus
  • Liaising with local suppliers to source and spot the best produce available
  • Training and development of the kitchen team
  • Staff Appraisals
  • Food safety along with Health and Hygiene reporting

Skills /Attributes

  • Excellent time management
  • Motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • Creative
  • Good Business acumen
  • Passionate about producing high-quality cuisine


  • A stable CV with 5 years reference history
  • Minimum 2* Rosette background
  • Experience in using modern British cooking styles
  • Previous role as Head Chef in a similar environment

If you believe this is the role for you then please apply today