Head Chef

Location: Tichborne, Alresford, Hampshire

Transport: There are no public transport links to Tichborne village, so access to your own transport is essential

Hours: Full Time, 48 hrs per week, including paid breaks

Salary: Up to £38,000 per year, plus tips

Experience: Minimum 2 years in a senior chef role

About Us

Situated in the beautiful countryside village of Tichborne, just 10 minutes from Winchester, The Tichborne Arms is a truly special pub.  Currently undergoing major renovations, a newly fit out kitchen will service two indoor pub dining areas, beautifully landscaped gardens and two outdoor terraces.  Fresh produce will be at the heart of everything we do, sourced locally and from our very own kitchen garden.  Wholesome, hearty, rustic fare, served in beautiful surroundings by a fun and friendly team to ensure our guests have an enchanting experience every visit... in a nutshell that's what we're all about.  Our new Head Chef will be key to ensuring that unforgettable dining experience for every guest.

The Role

Working alongside the owner, this is an opportunity to make your mark in putting a landmark pub back on the map as a destination dining experience. You will be responsible for menu creation, alongside the owner, whilst leading and inspiring the team to reproduce every dish to your high standards. Under your direction, food will always be beautifully presented and taste amazing and the atmosphere amongst the team will be supportive, fun and a collective striving for excellence.  Stock will be well managed, rotas issued on time, the day-to-day kitchen operations smooth & efficient and 5-star food hygiene and personal safety standards will of course come before everything. You will continually inspire, coach and train the team to be the best they can be, leading by example and ensuring a happy, motivated and confident kitchen team.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll need to be a talented chef with a passion for fresh ingredients, a great eye for presentation in a rustic style and a love of kitchen camaraderie. You’ll be able to bring out the best in others and you’ll take immense pride in every successful service. A hygiene qualification, excellent food knowledge and allergen awareness are all essential for this role. An interest in and knowledge of fire and grill cooking, smoking, foraging and tending a kitchen garden would also be advantageous.  Ultimately though, we are interested in your personality and potential – not just your previous experience. You must be able to thrive under pressure, have great communication skills, and be able to lead a team; setting yourself and others the highest standards.  This is not a role for the faint hearted as we expect to be busy and continue to get busier, so we will need a chef who can rise to the challenge. 

Pay and Perks  
We like to treat others how we want to be treated. As part of the Tichborne Arms team, you are offered the following perks in return for all your hard work:

  • A genuine and happy place to work in with a great atmosphere

  • Competitive salary, plus tips

  • Job security

  • Balanced working week with 2 days off in a row

  • Up to 50% off food and drink

  • Fresh and wholesome meals provided whilst on duty

  • 28 days holiday per year

  • Working in a like-minded team who share your passion for high quality, creative and fresh food & drinks and providing outstanding hospitality

  • An opportunity to grow and develop your career


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